Archive of Press Release

International Human Rights Day…. Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues
09 December 2013 - On 10 December, the world celebrates the Human Rights Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to review the international achievements in the field of universal respect, promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental liberties that are the core principles of International Bill of Human...
Administrative Detainees Escalate their Protests and Demand International Support
5 October 2013 - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association confirms that the administrative detainees in the Occupation’s prisons have escalated their protests and will launch hunger strikes on every Monday and Thursday starting the week of 12 December 2013. This latest development is part of a wave of general protests the...
Economic Exploitation of Children in the Military Courts: Observations from Ofer Military Court
Addameer has been following the cases of children in Ofer and Salem Military Courts and has found a trend in a systematic policy of arbitrary detention of children that result in their release after an exorbitantly high fine or bail. These practices serve to not only continue to control the lives of Palestinians but also to economically exploit...
Addameer: The Israeli Occupation is solely responsible for the death of Palestinian political prisoner
Occupied Ramallah, 5 November 2013 - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association holds the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the death of Hasan Turabi (22 years old), who suffered from leukemia and died this morning in Afoula Hospital in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). The death of Turabi is the direct result of the...
Ofer Military Court to release administrative detainee Samer Arbeed on 21 November
30 October 2013 – Ofer Military Court ruled to shorten and not renew Addameer accountant Samer Arbeed’s administrative detention order. The court’s decision states that Samer will be released on 21 November 2013, without the possibility of a renewed order, unless the military prosecution can provide
IOF detain two PLC members raising the number of detained PLC members to 15
28 October 2013 - Occupied Ramallah- Addameer Prisoner Rights and Human Rights Association- two Palestinian Legislative Council members representing the Change and Reform bloc, Nizar Ramadan and Mohammad Bader from Hebron, were arrested early this morning by the Israel Occupying Forces (IOF).
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...