Archive of Press Release
In honor of Palestinian Prisoners Day, Addameer confirms that now is the time to hold the Occupation accountable for crimes against the prisoners and detainees, and launches a global campaign against administrative detention.
Occupied Ramallah, 17 April 2013 - On Palestinian Prisoners Day, Addameer reaffirms its commitment to freeing the Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the Occupation’s prisons. Addameer reaffirms that the prisoners’ cause is the cause of the Palestinian people as a whole. Their struggle is central to the liberation of Palestinian land and the...
Israeli Occupation Forces Re-arrest Former Hunger Striker
Occupied Ramallah, 11 April 2013 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns yesterday’s arrest of former Palestinian hunger striker Thaer Halahala by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). Thaer was arrested from his home in Ramallah. At 2 am yesterday, IOF simultaneously surrounded both Thaer’s family home in the village of...
Stop Administrative Detention Campaign Website Launch
Occupied Ramallah, 11 April 2013 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is pleased to announce the launch of its new website for its upcoming ‘Stop Administrative Detention’ campaign.
Israel continues its policy of medical neglect as the heath of Palestinian detainees and prisoners deteriorate rapidly
Occupied Ramallah, 10 April 2013 - Fares Ziad, a lawyer from Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently met with hunger striking administrative detainee Samer Al-Barq (38 years old) at Ramleh prison clinic. Ziad confirmed that Al-Barq continues to undertake an open hunger strike, which he began on 27 February 2013 in protest...
14 year-old Palestinian child with dual American citizenship arrested
Ramallah, April 10, 2013—Addameer and Defence for Children International Palestineexpress deep concern about the arrest and mistreatment of a Palestinian child with dual American citizenship by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Silwad on Friday.
Decisions of the Ofer Military Court Allow for the Continuous Use of Torture against Palestinian Detainees in Interrogation
Occupied Ramallah, 9 April 2013 - On 7 April 2013, a judge in the appeal court of Ofer military court,Ronin Atsamon, extended the detention of Ahmad Zahran (36 years old) and Mahmoud Zahran (36 years old) for a further 14 days so that their interrogation might be completed. This decision came...
Joint Statement of the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) & the Arab Association for Human Rights on the Death of Prisoner Maysra Abu Hamdiya
Occupied Ramallah, 3 April 2013 – It is with a deep sense of mourning and outrage that the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) and the Arab Association for Human Rights greets the news of the death of Maysra Abu Hamdiya (64 years old). Maysra died yesterday morning in the intensive care unit of the Israeli Soroka Hospital as a...
Israel Pressurizes Hunger-Striker to Accept Forcible Transfer to Gaza Strip
Occupied Ramallah, 26 March 2013 – Addameer and Al-Haq are gravely concerned about the deteriorating health conditions of four Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli detention centres. In particular, the condition of Samer Al-Issawi, who has been on partial hunger strike since 1 August 2012, has reached a critical level. Israeli authorities have...
UN resolution on settlements: another missed opportunity to advance the rights of the Palestinian people
Occupied Ramallah, 25 March 2013 - On Friday 22 March, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (the Council) adopted a resolution, tabled by the State of Palestine, the Organisation of Islamic Conference and the Arab Group, on the report of the International Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian...
“I see people around me with flowers and presents and it makes me miss my mother, who is languishing in the prisons of this oppressive occupation.”
Occupied Ramallah, 21 March 2013 - This Mothers Day, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association honors the twelve female Palestinian prisoners languishing in Israeli jails, especially Salwa Hassan, Asma Al-Batran, Nawal Al Saidi and Entesar Al Sayad, who have not been able to enjoy motherhood due to their detention.
Occupation Forces embark on campaign of arbitrary detention against journalists and media in the West Bank and Jerusalem‪, fire on them during their work
Occupied Ramallah, 14 March 2013- Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is deeply concerned by the sharp increase in the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF)’s detention of reporters and journalists in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem, particularly since the beginning of 2013. The IOF has been arresting...
Eight on Hunger Strike: Hunger Strikes are the Weapon of Prisoners in the Fight against Administrative Detention
Occupied Ramallah, 10 March 2013– During a visit to Hadarim Prison on Thursday 7 March 2013, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association’s lawyer met with the hunger striking administrative detainee Samer Al-Barq (38 years old) from the town of Jayyous, Qalqilia.
14 Palestinian and Israeli Organisations Condemn Lack of Accountability for Torture of Palestinian Detainees
Occupied Ramallah, 3 March 2013 - The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC), along with Adalah, Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, express their outrage at the death of Arafat Jaradat, 30, which, according to the autopsy report of Dr Saber al-‘Aloul, Director of the Palestinian...
"The Prisons Will Be Gone, and The Shackles Broken"
Occupied Ramallah, 27 February 2013 - Addameer Prisoners‘ Support and Human Rights Association is pleased to invite you to the 20th anniversary commemoration of our establishment on Monday 4 March 2013 from 2 PM until 4 PM at the Ramallah Cultural Palace. We welcome you to enjoy an exhibit of Palestinian artwork about prisoners, a photo...