Archive of Press Release

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...
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...
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...
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 “...
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...