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Denial of Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners: New factsheet issued; more visits denied

Take action below: Demand an end to the denials of family visits! Following the occupation prison administration’s order prohibiting family visits to imprisoned Palestinian leader and PFLP General Secretary Ahmad Sa’adat for three months, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society reported on October 12 [...]
100s Palestinian prisoners join hunger strike

Over 7000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 1500 sick prisoners

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society released new statistics on the number of Palestinian political prisoners as of October 1, 2014: There are over 7,000 Palestinian prisoners, including 17 Palestinian women prisoners. Nearly 250 Palestinian children are being held in three prisons: Megiddo, Ofer [...]

Who Profits report: Corporations profit from Israeli prisons

Who Profits released the following report on the involvement of Israeli and multinational corporations in the Israeli prison system: On December 2013, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) responded to a freedom of information request by Who Profits, which was submitted three months earlier, regarding [...]

HRW on harassment of Addameer: Israel: Military Harassing Rights Group Staff

The following statement, on Israel’s harassment of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, was issued by Human Rights Watch on October 27, 2013: (Jerusalem) – Israel’s military should stop harassing members of Addameer, a rights group that provides legal services and advocates for [...]

Palestinian prisoners in occupation prisons: current reality and national tasks by Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh

Samidoun is publishing the following article, received from inside the occupation prisons. This article, addressing the current situation and national tasks regarding Palestinian prisoners and their struggle for freedom, was written by Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, a prominent Palestinian leader who has been [...]

When the Boys Return: New film examines child prisoners

Palestine News Network published the following report on October 4 about a new film that looks at child prisoners in Israeli jails and how imprisonment of children impacts their lives. For more information about the film, please see its website: “When the Boys Return,” [...]

Amnesty International issues alert for Anas Barghouti

Amnesty International issued the following alert for Anas Barghouti, Palestinian lawyer and prisoner of conscience: UA: 276/13 Index: MDE 15/017/2013 Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Date: 3 October 2013 URGENT ACTION palestinian human rights lawyer charged Palestinian human rights [...]

Facing imprisonment in Israeli Jails: A Palestinian Woman’s Testimony by Leena Jawabreh

The following article is translated from Arabic. It is written by Leena Jawabreh, former Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails. Leena Jawabreh served four years in Israeli prisons until her release on July 16, 2008. She was again arrested on August 15, 2013 along with Myassar Atyani and [...]

Addameer: 5068 Palestinian prisoners in occupation prisons

Addameer released its latest statistics on the numbers of Palestinian political prisoners currently held in Israeli jails, as of August 2013:  Type of Prisoner Number of Prisoners Total Number of Political Prisoners 5068 Administrative Detainees 134 (9 PLC members) Female [...]

Palestinian prisoners are not bargaining chips: Welcome to the released prisoners, struggle until all are free

Samidoun congratulates the Palestinian people and the prisoners’ families on the release of every prisoner who walks out of the doors of the occupation prisons, and today, the release of 26 veteran prisoners. We did not previously address the announcement that prisoners would be released because [...]
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