Fifty four Palestinian women are currently held as prisoners in Israeli jails, according to a statement from a lawyer from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoner’s Affairs. Lawyer Hanan al-Khatib said on Wednesday that the 56 prisoners — 13 of whom are mothers and 10 who are minors — “are going[…]
Palestinian prisoner and lawyer Muhammad Allan entered the eighth day of a hunger strike in Israeli jail on Thursday, in protest of his recent re-detention by Israeli forces, according to the al-Quds news website. Al-Quds quoted the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society as saying that Allan launched his strike on June 8,[…]
Israeli forces detained 420 Palestinians during the month of February, including 70 minors and 22 women and girls, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies. The center said in its monthly report that 12 of the detentions were carried out in the besieged[…]
Palestinian prisoner Ammar Ibrahim Hamour suspended his hunger strike on Wednesday after at least 30 days without food as the prisoner awaits a court session scheduled on Dec. 28, according to the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs. Head of the committee Issa Qaraqe said in a statement that Hamour decided[…]
A range of pro-Palestinian activists have called on the SA government to speak out against Israel’s illegal practise of administrative detention. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) will picket outside the Israeli trade office in Sandton in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon, to renew the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions and[…]
Activists from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Cape Town will hold a public demonstration in support of the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners held without trial. In Johannesburg, the PSC has recently recorded a video message of solidarity, for the hunger strikers in Palestine who are demanding an end to[…]
The UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance and Development Aid in the occupied Palestinian territory Robert Piper said he was “deeply concerned” about the declining health of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners protesting their administrative detention and called on Israel to release or charge all detainees “without delay.” “I am deeply concerned about[…]
Israeli authorities released a well-known Palestinian rights activist and journalist on Thursday after being held for 18 months under administrative detention, locals told Ma’an. Nidal Abu Aker, who has served a total of 14 non-consecutive years in Israeli prison, was released to his family in Duheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem.[…]
Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan ended a 55-day hunger strike on Monday after reaching an agreement with Israeli authorities to free him from prison on July 12, his lawyer and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society announced. “Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike last night, after an agreement was reached to release him[…]
The head of the Palestinian prisoner’s society said Sunday there were hopes Khader Adnan was hours away from ending his 55-day long hunger strike after a potential deal was negotiated with the Israeli authorities. Qadura Fares told Ma’an Sunday afternoon that negotiations two days earlier had led to a potential[…]
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