The International Advocacy Officer works as part of Addameer’s Advocacy Unit, whose primary objective is to lobby domestic and international decision-makers to adopt policies that protect human rights as stipulated in international humanitarian and human rights law.
The Palestinian Security Forces (PSF) arrested approximately 65 Palestinians during the month of August, including 6 university students. During the last week of August, about 22 political arrests by the General Intelligence and Preventive Security agencies were recorded, 5 of whom were arrested after being summoned for questioning. Additionally, a female citizen was summoned for questioning, and an entire family was arrested in the city of Nablus.
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The Israeli occupation authorities continue to refuse to release the
The Israeli occupation authorities continue to refuse to release the bodies of 11 Palestinians who died while in Israeli incarceration out of the 237 prisoners who have died within Israeli prisons since 1967.
In the early hours of Thursday, August 24, 2023, a large force affiliated with the Israeli army consisting of more than 30 military vehicles and more than 100 soldiers raided the town. They initiated a wide-ranging campaign of home invasions that affected more than 20 houses, conducting searches and causing destruction.
The Israeli occupation forces continue to impose their strict siege and conduct extensive raids on the town of Aqraba, south of Nablus, for the fifth consecutive day. This comes after the Huwwara shooting incident last week. The Israeli forces close all secondary entrances to the town except for the main entrance, which witnesses tightened security and thorough inspections, leading to significant traffic congestion. Checkpoints are deployed in most areas of the town.
On 15 August 2023, Al-Haq and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association submitted a joint parallel report to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for its list of issues on Israel’s initial report.