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Sa’adat: “I will not accept the price of my freedom to be several meters of the land of Palestine”

“I refuse to be released on the basis of a ‘condition for negotiations’ and I will not accept the price for my freedom to be several meters of the land of Palestine, the land that we have fought for and been imprisoned for. I refuse to be free on the condition of the expansion of […]

Early release of Raddad rejected by occupation court

Israeli military court rejected the early release of Moatassem Raddad of Tulkarem, who is suffering from advanced cancer on March 31, reported the Ahrar Centre for Prisoners Studies. Three court hearings were scheduled as a result of the dramatic deterioration of his health, but all were postponed. Ahed Raddad, Moatassem’s brother, said that the occupation […]

Ashraf Sabbah, Samir Lahham and Mahmoud Ghalma face health crises

Palestinian sick prisoners’ conditions continue to deteriorate due to medical neglect, reported Palestinian lawyers on March 30. Ashraf Sabbah, 33, from Gaza, has been imprisoned since 2003, when he was struck by multiple bullets fired by occupation forces. He is serving a 12-year sentence. During the time of his imprisonment his health and mobility have […]

Israeli occupation court extends detention of Shireen, Shadi and Medhat Issawi

The occupation’s Magistrate’s Court extended the detention of Shireen, Shadi and Medhat Issawi, the siblings of long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi until next Wednesday, March 26, in a hearing on March 20. Shireen Issawi, a lawyer, is an advocate for Palestinian prisoners and was the most prominent spokesperson in her brother’s case as he struggled […]

Several strikers suspend hunger strikes following agreements

Muammar Banat and Akram al-Fassisi have suspended their hunger strikes after 70 days, reported Jawad Boulos of the Palestinian Prisoners Society. Speaking from Kaplan hospital, Boulos said that occupation prison authorities had agreed to not renew their administrative detention orders beyond May for Banat and August for al-Fassisi. Aref Hareebat has also suspended his hunger […]
Salah al-Din al-Titi

Health crisis continues for al-Masri, Raddad, al-Titi and Tamimi

Several lawyers from the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Prisoners commented on the urgent medical situations of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including medical neglect by occupation prison authorities. Yousry al-Masri, from Gaza, has cancer of the thyroid and lymph nodes that has spread through his body, reported Palestinian lawyer Rami al-Alami on March 19. He […]

Shireen Issawi’s appeal denied as 30 prisoners summoned by Shabak

Palestinian lawyer and activist, Shireen Issawi, appealed to end her detention without charge at an Israeli military court hearing on March 17. Her appeal was denied. Issawi, along with her brothers, Medhat and Shadi, was arrested on March 6, 2014, along with fellow Palestinian lawyer Amjad al-Safadi. Issawi is the sister of Samer Issawi, who […]

Murad Nimer isolated for additional six months days after brother’s arrest

Palestinian political prisoner Murad Nimer’s isolation was extended for an additional six months by an occupation military court on March 17, despite a commitment in 2012 by prison authorities to end the use of solitary confinement. Nimer is currently being held in Ashkelon prison. Imprisoned since 2010, Nimer was taken from Gilboa prison in August […]

Palestinian prisoners’ rooms ransacked by prison security forces

The Palestine Prisoners Center for Studies reported that occupation prison security forces stormed Room 94, Section 7 in Ramon prison on Monday, March 17, with a force of 20 police who ransacked the room. The Center said that Palestinian political prisoners in Ramon noted that this is one of the prison authority’s attacks against the […]

Palestinian prisoners to protest with one-day hunger strike

The Ministry of Prisoners said in a statement on Monday, March 17 that the prisoners’ movement inside the occupation prisons are beginning a one-day hunger strike on Tuesday, March 18 a first step of protest leading up to Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on April 17. This action comes in light of the increasing attacks on prisoners […]
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