Archive of Press Release

Administrative Detention of Salwa Salah and Sara Siureh
30.07.2008
On Thursday June 5, 2008, at around 2 a.m. Salwa Salah (16 and half) was sitting with her family in their home in Bethlehem. The family suddenly heard a loud banging on the door. Salwa’s mother opened the door and was faced with soldiers and the Israeli Security Agency (ISA). After finishing interrogating Salwa and her mother, the female soldier...
CAMPAIGN TO FREE MANAL AND NOUR LAUNCHED TODAY
21.03.2005
“We kiss each other with our fingers” (Majed, Prisoner Manal’s son) “When they attacked us with water hoses, I hid my baby in my bosom and ran to the safest place in the cell to protect him as much as I could”. (Prisoner Manal Ghanim) Press Release - March 21, 2005 Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer) today launched a...
Release of Addameer’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Abdul Latif Gheith
31.01.2005
Press Release - January 31, 2005 After 6 months of being held in Ofer Detention Center (just outside Ramallah) as an administrative detainee, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association, Abdul Latif Gheith, was released on January 27, 2005. Mr. Gheith, 63 years old, was arrested on July 29, 2004,...
Palestinians detained by Israel
17.08.2004
Fact Sheet - August 17, 2004 Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967, over 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel. This forms approximately 20% of the total Palestinian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Considering the fact that the majority of those detained are male, the...
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Addameer Detained by Israeli Army
04.08.2004
Press Release - August 04, 2004 On Thursday 29 July 2004, the Israeli army arrested Abdul Latif Gheith, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association, at Qalandiya military checkpoint. Mr. Gheith, 63 years old, was attempting to cross Qalandiya military checkpoint at approximately 2 PM when he was...
Palestinian Female Prisoner Amneh Muna Begins Open Ended Hunger Strike After Attacks Against Her
01.11.2003
Press Release - November 01, 2003 Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association is gravely concerned for the health of Palestinian female prisoner Amneh Mounah, who has begun her sixth day of open ended hunger strike, protesting against physical attacks against her and her continued isolation. Addameer’s lawyer, Adv. Mahmoud Hassan, was...
Israeli Military Appeals Court Considers Illegal Deportation of 18 Administrative Detainees to Gaza Strip
20.10.2003
Press Release - October 20, 2003 On 19 October 2003, 3 military appeals court sessions, each including a 3-judge panel, heard legal arguments in protest of the proposed illegal deportation of 18 Palestinian administrative detainees to the Gaza Strip. The 18 administrative detainees have been held at Erez Military Detention Center since receiving...
Grave Concern for health of detainees after 15 days hunger strike
25.08.2003
Urgent Action - August 25, 2003 Addameer is gravely concerned for the well being of two detainees currently being held at Ramle Prison in isolation cells after over 15 days of hunger strike. Ahmad Talab Mustafa Barghouthi, a 27-year-old resident of Ramallah, was detained on 15 April 2002 and subsequently sentenced to 13 life sentences. Ahmad has...
First Palestinian Prisoner to Defend PhD Thesis in Israeli Prison
14.08.2003
Press Release - August 14, 2003 On 16 August 2003, at approximately 10 am, Nasser Abdullah Abdel Jawwad Odeh, will defend his doctoral thesis from Megiddo Military Prison, the first time a Palestinian prisoner has been allowed to do so. A thesis committee will convene at Najah University in Nablus and hear his defence on Saturday by mobile phone...
Update on Prisoner Releases
06.08.2003
Press Release - August 06, 2003 This afternoon, Wednesday 6 August 2003, 338 Palestinian prisoners and detainees were released from Israeli prisons and military detention camps. Of the 338 released, 157 were administrative detainees whose administrative detention orders were to expire shortly, and 181 were sentenced prisoners. One of the sentenced...
Selection of Palestinian detainees to be released solely reflects Israeli criteria
05.08.2003
Press Release - August 05, 2003 On the morning of 4 August 2003, the Israeli Prisons’ Services published on their website a list of names of Palestinian prisoners and detainees expected to be released on Wednesday 6 August 2003. Of the 342 Palestinian prisoners slated for release, 159 are administrative detainees and 183 have been sentenced. Upon...
Palestinian Prisoner’s Issue Must Not Be Sidelined.
26.05.2003
Press Release - May 26, 2003 On the morning of Sunday 11 May 2003, the Israeli authorities released 62 Palestinian administrative detainees from the Ketziot Military Camp. The next day, Monday 12 May, another 90 Palestinian prisoners were released. However, after reviewing the files of all those released, Addameer has observed that the vast...
Document of political principles released by the Palestinian Prisoners Movement in Israeli Occupation Prisons and Detention Camps
30.04.2003
April 30, 2003 We, the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons and detention centers, affirm the following points as our declaration of principles: 1. The issue of Palestinian prisoners is first and foremost a political issue, which is the result of a period of struggle for national liberation and independence. As such, it is a whole...
Palestinian Prisoner’s Issue Must Not Be Sidelined
12.03.2003
Press Release - March 12, 2003 Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association views with great concern new developments that have taken place against Palestinian Authority political prisoners being detained at Jericho Central Prison. Beginning 11 March 2003, the administration of the prison launched a series of arbitrary and inhumane...

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