Archive of Press Release

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...
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...