Archive of Press Release
Hunger Strikes Update: Punishments escalate against the 12 remaining hunger strikers
Ramallah, 24 July 2013 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the treatment of the 12 Palestinian and Jordanian hunger strikers languishing in the Israeli prisons. Addameer lawyers visited four of the Jordanian prisoners earlier this week and gathered details of the harsh and difficult conditions they are undergoing...
Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Welcome the EU’s Adherence to International Law Through the Adoption of EU Guidelines on EU Support to Israeli Entities or Activities in Illegal Settlements
As members of the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC), we welcome these guidelines, which enforce the longstanding position of the international community, including that of the EU, that Israeli settlements located in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) are illegal under international law. Moreover, the guidelines ensure...
A rare decision by an Israeli Court to release a female prisoner early despite opposition from the Israeli intelligence service (Shin Bet)
Ramallah, July 18th 2013 - On Wednesday 17 July 2013, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association’s lawyer (Jeanne-Aouda Zbeidat) succeeded in granting the release of Alaa Ju‘beh (19 years) from the Occupation’s prisons.
Joint Letter to European Parliament‘s Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding Fact-finding Mission on Palestinian Political Prisoners
EU NEWS: Joint Letter to European Parliament‘s Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding Fact-finding Mission on Palestinian Political Prisoners
Update on the ongoing individual hunger strikes
9 July 2013 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association can confirm 12 individual hunger strikes in Israeli prisons.
Since 1967, 73 Palestinian detainees have died from torture while under Israeli interrogation
26 June 2013, Occupied Ramallah – In light of the commemoration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the case of the almost 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli prisons is of particular importance and poignancy. Since 1967, 73 Palestinian detainees have died from torture at the hands of their Israeli...
The Military Prosecution Continues to Deny Investigations of Israeli Army and Police Torture
20 June 2013, Ramallah - In light of recent developments in the case of Mohammad Halabiyeh, a child who was brutally tortured during interrogation in 2010, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association reconfirms the Occupation’s policy to deny genuine investigations into cases where the Israeli army has violated the fundamental rights of...
Highest number of individual hunger strikers since last year, as 4 Palestinian political prisoners begin the battle for their rights
Occupied Ramallah, 18 June 2013 - Individual hunger strikes of Palestinian political prisoners have escalated dramatically since the beginning of 2013, with over 33 prisoners engaging in hunger strikes for various reasons. This week, Addameer has confirmed that four new prisoners have started hunger strikes. Currently, there are 13 prisoners on...
Five Jordanian prisoners on hunger strike in the Occupation‪’s prisons‪, 700 Palestinian prisoners begin a staged protest, demanding that they be treated as prisoners of war
Occupied Ramallah, 5 June 2013- Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association’s lawyer,Faris Ziyad,visited the clinic in Ramleh Prison last Sunday, 2 June 2013. There, he met with two Palestinian prisoners who hold Jordanian citizenship,Abdallah Barghouthi and Muhammad Rimawi. They are...
Ahmad Sa’adat Denied Granddaughters Visit in Court
On 21 May 2013, Addameer received a final rejection from Lod Magistrate Court for our continued appeal for prisoners to be able to receive visits from their grandchildren. The appeal was made in the name of detainee Ahmad Sa’adat to receive visits from his first grandchild, Mayyar. Ahmad Sa’adat, the General-Secretary of the Popular Front for the...
Ex-Hunger Striker Contracts Hepatitis from Israeli Prison Clinic
Occupied Ramallah, 22 May 2013 - Thaer Halahleh, a 34-year old detainee an former hunger striker from Hebron, confirmed to Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association’s lawyer Fares Ziad that he has contracted a dangerous illness called Hepatitis as a result of medical malpractice in prison.
Four Palestinian Prisoners and Five Jordanian Prisoners on Open Hunger Strike; Military Court to Consider Request from PLC member Ahmed Sa‪‘adat‪ for a Visit from his Granddaughter‪
Occupied Ramallah, 20 May 2013 - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association’s Research and Documentation Unit has learned that 4 Palestinian prisoners are on open hunger strike. They are making several demands from the Occupation authorities and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS). Addameer can also confirm that 5 Jordanian...
Announcement: United States Speaking Tour
Occupied Ramallah, 5 May 2013 - Addameer is pleased to announce that our director Sahar Francis will be conducting a speaking tour in the United States in the month of May. This tour comes at a crucial moment: Over 4,900 Palestinians are detained by Israel, including 236 children, 14 elected members of the Palestinian Legislative Council and...
Hunger Strikes in Israeli jails escalate as 30 Jordanian prisoners join Ayman Abu Daoud to demand freedom
Occupied Ramallah, 2 May 2013 - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association’s lawyer was able to visit hunger striking detainee Ayman Abu Daoud yesterday, 1 May 2013, in Megiddo Prison. Ayman is 32 years old, from Hebron and was re-arrested on 13 February 2012. According to Addameer’s lawyer, Abu Daoud started an open hunger strike...