Archive of Press Release

Lawyer Anas Barghouthi to be released today
The Ofer Military Court judge issued an official order to release detained lawyer Anas Barghouthi on 12,000 NIS bail today.
Addameer condemns the wide arrest campaign in Hebron and demands the United Nations to provide security for civilians
Addameer is closely following the arrest campaigns, raids and mass detention by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) in Hebron following the death of an Occupation soldier.
PHROC letter on the EU’s position on and participation in Agenda Item 7 of the United Nations Human Rights Council
The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) would like to express its deep regret at the European Union’s (EU) position on and non-participation in agenda item 7 of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (the Council). Item 7, relating to “the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories,” has been a...
Human Rights Defender and Lawyer Anas Barghouthi arrested and detained.
Lawyer and human rights defender Anas Anise Hussein Barghouthi (30 years old) was arrested by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) on the evening of Sunday 15 September 2013, after IOF soldiers arrested him from a private vehicle at a military checkpoint between Bethlehem and Ramallah. His detention was extended for an additional five days by Ofer...
Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Send Letter Urging United States to Cease Pressure to Postpone or Amend EU Guidelines
On 17 July 2013, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations’ Council (PHROC) welcomed the European Union’s (EU) adoption of guidelines “on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967 for grants, prizes, and financial instruments funded by the EU from 2014 onwards” (guidelines).
Pressure on Addameer increases as Chairperson’s travel ban renewed
Ramallah, 11 September 2013 - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the renewal of the travel ban order for Addameer’sChairperson Abdullatif Ghaith. This is the fifth renewal of Ghaith’s travel ban, who has been denied entry into the West Bank since 9 October 2011.
Permanent Status Negotiations continue in spite of increased Israeli violations against Palestinians
26 August 2013, Ramallah – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association mourns the death of three martyrs (Younis Jahjouh, Jihad Asslan and Robin Zayyid ) who were murdered early this morning in Qalandiya Refugee Camp during a violent IOF raid that injured dozens, putting some in critical condition. One of the martyrs was an ex-prisoner...
Lack of international attention primary reason for cessation of Jordanian prisoners hunger strikes
Ramallah, 22 August 2013 – Following a recent visit by Addameer, former hunger striker Abdullah Barghouthi explained that the lack of international attention was one of the primary factors in ending the hunger strike of four Jordanian prisoners held in Israeli jails. Barghouthi, along with Mohammad Rimawi, Hamza Othman and Munir Mar’ee called an...
PHROC Position Paper on the Return to Direct Negotiations with Israel under US Auspices
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), a coalition of 12 Palestinian human rights organizations operating in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, believes in the importance of settling international conflicts peacefully and believes that negotiations are a legitimate means to achieve this end, provided that they adhere to...
Negotiations and the Release of Pre-Oslo Prisoners
With negotiations between the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel re-commencing over the next nine months, the unsettled question of Palestinian political prisoners returns to the forefront of discussions among politicians.
Palestinian political prisoner savagely beaten by Israeli soldiers as he enters his 99th day of hunger strike
Ramallah, 7 August 2013 – Addameer Prisoner Support...
Joint Statement: Hunger strikes, force feeding and imprisonment
Occupied Ramallah, 31 July 3013 - Following the growing international discourse surrounding hunger strikes and force-feeding of Palestinians in Israeli prisons, detainees in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp and California prisons, we the undersigned Palestinian and Israeli civil society organizations, express our solidarity with...
Hunger Strikes Update: Hunger strikes escalate as prisoners stop taking supplementary vitamins and boycott the Prison Clinic.
Ramallah, 31 July 2013 - Despite the mounting pressure on the hunger strikers and the Israel Prison Service (IPS) attempts to isolate them, Addameer lawyers were able to gain access to two of the twelve prisoners who have reported that all of the hunger strikers detained in Ramleh clinic have stopped taking vitamin supplements and are threatening...
The Palestinian Authority police thwart demonstration in Ramallah against political negotiations; arresting four and attacking dozens of demonstrators, among them Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar.
Occupied Ramallah, 28 July 2013 – This afternoon, the Palestinian Authority (PA) police in Ramallah assaulted dozens of demonstrators who marched in a peaceful demonstration called by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) against the resumption of the Palestinian Authority negotiations, which they described as indicative of a “...