Archive of Press Release

Calling for a Special Session: An Opportunity to Ensure that Justice is NOT Delayed, an Opportunity to Rectify the Wrongs, and an Opportunity for the Member States to Act for Victims at the UN Human Rights Council
01.10.2009
Adalah * Addameer * Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights – Gaza * Al-Haq * Arab Association for Human Rights * Al-Mezan * Badil * Defence for Children International – Palestine * ENSAN center * Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies * Women Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling * Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre On 1 October 2009,...
Joint Addameer and “Stop the Wall” Update on the Arrest of Human Rights Defender and Activist Mohammad Othman
30.09.2009
Addameer Statement Ramallah, 30 September 2009 On Tuesday 29 September 2009, a court hearing at Kishon (Jalameh) interrogation center extended Mohammad Othman’s detention period for 10 days. A long-time human rights defender, Mohammad Othman, aged 33, was arrested on 22 September 2009 at the Allenby Bridge Border Crossing between Jordan and the...
Arrest of Human Rights defender and activist Mohammad Othman
24.09.2009
Addameer Statement Ramallah, 24 September 2009 Addameer expresses its concern at the arrest and detention of human rights defender and activist, Mohammad Othman, on 22 September 2009. Mohammad, 33, originally from Jayyus village, is a human rights activist and a volunteer with the grassroots “Stop the Wall Campaign”. At 8:00 am, on 22 September...
Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Support Work and Recommendations of UN Fact Finding Mission: Demand Effective Judicial Redress and the Protection of Victims’ Rights
16.09.2009
Adalah * Addameer * Al-Dameer * Al-Haq * Al-Mezan * Arab Human Rights Association * DCI-Palestine* ENSAN * Jerusalem Civic Coalition * Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre* Ramallah Centre for Human Rights Studies * Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling * Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 16 September 2009 As Palestinian human...
STOP ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION CAMPAIGN UPDATE
31.08.2009
As of August 2009, there were 387 Palestinian administrative detainees including one child, three women and eight Palestinian Legislative Council members. On 14 August 2009, Hamdi Tamri, who turned 17 on the same day, received his third administrative detention. The order was confirmed for a four month period on 20 August 2009 at the...
60 YEARS LATER: TIME FOR ISRAEL TO COMPLY WITH THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS
12.08.2009
Addameer Public Statement 12 August 2009 As the world marks the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions today, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer) renews its urgent call for Israel to respect the Conventions’ provisions in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) – including the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the...
The Continuous Violation of Palestinian Political Prisoners’ Rights
17.04.2009
PUBLIC STATEMENT 17 April, 2009 17 April 2009 marks yet another Palestinian Prisoners’ Day in the occupied territory with nearly 8,400 Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons and detention centers, among them 61 women, 423 children and approximately 550 administrative detainees, indefinitely held without charges or trial. The total number...
ADDAMEER ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES A CAMPAIGN TO STOP ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION
26.03.2009
Press Release - March 26, 2009 Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association launches today a global campaign to stop the Israeli use of administrative detention, a procedure under which Palestinian detainees can be indefinitely held without charges or trial. The primary objective of the campaign is to compel Israel to end this practice...
ADDAMEER CONDEMNS IOF’S ABDUCTION OF 10 POLITICAL LEADERS
19.03.2009
Press Release - March 19, 2009 Ramallah, 19 March 2009 - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association strongly condemns the arrests of 10 Palestinian political leaders which were carried out by the Israeli Occupying Forces in a West Bank raid in the early hours of Thursday, 19 March 2009. Addameer views these arrests as a form of...
Update on 18/2/2009 Jayyous Raid by the IOF
18.02.2009
Israeli occupation forces conducted a mass arrest campaign on the 18/2/2009 of people in the Qalqiliya district village of Jayyous. The occupation forces went from house to house, interrogating and brutalizing residents under the pretext of searching for arms. During the night raid, 26 civilians, including 2 juveniles and 2 officers belonging to...
Said Abu Aidah Testimony on his detention experience during Israel’s aggression in the Gaza Strip, 27/12/2008 – 18/01/2008
01.02.2009
As Said Abu Aidah’s house in eastern Jabalya was bombed during Israel’s Cast Lead operation, he sought refuge together with his family at his cousin’s house, located nearby. On 3 January 2009 however, the Israeli army stormed his cousin’s house ordering everyone to step outside. All adult men, including Said, his brother, cousin as well as his...
Seven children, including 12-year-olds, are arrested for throwing stones at the Wall
22.01.2009
Press Release - January 22, 2009 - Seven children from Toura al-Gharbeiah village (Jenin Governorate) were arrested on Tuesday by the Israeli authorities; they are currently detained in Salim detention and interrogation centre, in the north of the West Bank. Two of the children are only 12 years old; two are 13; another two are aged 15; and the...
SALWA AND SARA FINALLY RELEASED FROM ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION
13.01.2009
Press Release - January 13, 2009 On 1 January 2009, Salwa Salah and Sara Siureh were finally released from administrative detention after spending seven months in Addamoun prison inside Israel. Salwa and Sara were both arrested from their homes in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on 5 June 2008. Salwa and Sara are both cousins. Salwa is in her...
ADDAMEER PUBLIC STATEMENT ON DETAINEES ARRESTED FROM GAZA
12.01.2009
Press Release - January 12, 2009 In light of the persistent aggression, humanitarian crisis, arbitrary killing and continued systematic devastation of all Palestinian institutions and civilian facilities in the Gaza Strip, Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Organization strongly condemns the IOF’s acceleration of its use of...

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