Archive of Press Release

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...
HUNGER STRIKES ESCALATE: 12 Detainees on Hunger Strike, some nearing death as the Israeli Prison Service denies Addameer’s lawyers visitation rights
Occupied Ramallah, 26 February 2013 – Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Organization’s Documentation Unit confirmed that the number of prisoners on hunger strike in the Occupation’s jails has increased to twelve.
Appel à action : Rejoignez la campagne mondiale d‘Addameer pour mettre fin à la détention administrative à partir du 17 avril 2013
Addameer, organisation de soutien aux prisonniers et aux droits de l‘homme, appelle les activistes et les peuples de conscience à se solidariser avec tous les prisonniers politiques et à rejoindre sa prochaine campagne mondiale contre la détention administrative, dont le lancement aura lieu le 17 avril 2013.
Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association Demands an official international inquiry into the death of Arafat Jaradat, a martyr of the prisoners movement
Occupied Ramallah, 24 February 2013 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association mourns the death of Arafat Jaradat, a martyr of the prisoners movement who died in Megiddo Prison yesterday, 23 February 2013. Tomorrow, 25 February 2013, in response to Israel’s neglect of the Palestinian prisoners, including Arafat Jaradat and the hunger...
Immediate action needed to ensure Israel respects hunger-strikers’ rights
Ramallah-Jaffa, 20 February 2013 – Addameer, Al-Haq and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) express their grave concern for the health of four Palestinian hunger-strikers and outrage at the continued use by Israel of administrative detention as a widespread practice to punish and suppress Palestinian dissent against the Israeli...
Addameer calls on civil society to unite against Military Order 1651
Ramallah, 17 February 2013 - On Wednesday 20 February 2013, several lawyers, including Addameer’s Mahmoud Hassan, will file a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem regarding Article 186 in Military Order 1651. Article 186 allows for a special Israeli military committee to sentence released prisoners to serve the remainder of their...