Archive of Press Release

Settler attacks and arrest campaign continue in Azzoun
13.02.2013
Ramallah, 13 February 2013 - Addameer is deeply concerned by the escalation in settler’s attacks and arrests by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in the village of Azzoun, located in the northern West Bank. Over the past few days nine young men, including six children, have been arrested. The recent arrests came after Azzoun was attacked by a...
Once again Israel reneges on agreement to release hunger striker
30.01.2013
Israel reneges on agreement to release hunger striker Akram Rikhawi, as health of three other hunger strikers continues to deteriorate. Addameer lawyer Fares Ziad yesterday visited Akram Rikhawi and confirmed that Akram re-started his hunger strike on 24 January 2013, in protest of the refusal of Israel to release him on the previously agreed...
14 Israeli and Palestinian organisations warn of far-reaching consequences of Israel‘s for obstructions of UN human rights mechanisms
29.01.2013
14 Israeli and Palestinian organisations warn of far-reaching consequences of Israel‘s for obstructions of UN human rights mechanisms Ramallah, 29 January 2013 - 14 Israeli and Palestinian human rights organisations today warned of the far-reaching consequences of Israel’s refusal to fully cooperate with the United Nations (UN). On the...
Call to Action: Join Addameer’s Global End Administrative Detention Campaign!
29.01.2013
Addameer calls on activists and people of conscience to stand in solidarity with all political prisoners and join Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Organization’s upcoming global campaign against administrative detention launching on 17 April 2013.
Announcement: UK Speaking Tour featuring Addameer’s General Director Sahar Francis on 12-24 February 2013
28.01.2013
"Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Intersection of International Law and the Palestinian Struggle" UK Speaking Tour featuring Addameer’s General Director Sahar Francis 12-24 February 2013 12 February 2013 – OXFORD 7:30 PM Oxford Town Hall, St. Aldate’s Room St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX Hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign 13 February 2013...
Medical Neglect Leads to Death of Ashraf Abu Dhra’
22.01.2013
Ramallah, 22 January 2013 - Addameer sends its condolences to the family of Ashraf Abu Dhra’, a recently released prisoner who passed away last night as a result of medical negligence in an Israeli Occupation prison. Ashraf, 29 years old from Beit ‘Awwa in Hebron, was arrested on 16 May 2006 and sentenced to six and a half years in Ramleh prison....
Only three days left to vote for G4S as the ‘worst company of the year’
20.01.2013
With only three days left before voting closes Addameer is asking all of its friends and supporters to vote for G4S as the ‘worst company of the year’. If G4S is to win the award we really need everyone’s support as we are currently over 7,500 votes behind the leader. G4S, the world’s largest private security company, has been nominated for the...
Concern Mounts for Palestinian Hunger strikers
15.01.2013
Ramallah, 14 January 2012 – Addameer is deeply concerned for the lives of four Palestinian hunger strikers as their health continues to deteriorate. Addameer lawyer Fares Ziad recently visited three hunger strikers Jafar Azzidine, Yousef Yassin and Tarek Qa’adan, who are all on their 49th day of hunger strike. All three were arrested on 22...
Israeli Occupation Forces Raid the Village of Bab Al-Shams and Detain 130
13.01.2013
Ramallah, 13 January 2013 - At 1 am on 13 January 2013, Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) raided and arrested 130 people at the newly erected village of Bab Al-Shams. Merely 48 hours after Bab Al-Shams was erected, over five hundred IOF soldiers stormed the area, and arrested the entire village, brutally attacking the activists with batons and the...
G4S is nominated for the worst company of the year: we need your vote!
06.01.2013
G4S, the world’s largest private security company, has been nominated for the 2013 Public Eye Awards, which are aimed exposing companies that disregard the consequences of their actions. The awards, organized by Berne Declaration and Greenpeace, have been held since 2000 and are given in parallel to the World Economic Forum, held each year in...
Hunger Striking Prisoners Send Message from Magiddo Prison and Call on the International Community to “intensify their efforts and to raise our voices high in international forums to expose the barbaric occupation and its practices.”
19.12.2012
19 December 2012, Ramallah - Addameer lawyer Samer Samaan visited three of the prisoners on hunger strike yesterday, 18 December 2012. The three prisoners, Jafar Azzidine, Tarek Qa’adan and Yousef Yassin, have been on hunger strike for 22 days now, in protest of their administrative detention orders. They were arrested on 22 November 2012, the...
Thank You to our Supporters
18.12.2012
To the esteemed organizations, individuals and community members: Thank you for standing in solidarity with Addameer Prisoner’s Support and Human Rights Association, Union of Palestinian Women’s Committee and the Palestinian NGO Network during the IOF raids of our offices last week. Our important human rights advocacy would not be possible without...
Five Palestinian Prisoners Continue their Hunger Strikes Despite Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions
18.12.2012
18 December 2012, Ramallah - Addameer is deeply concerned about the health of the five hunger strikers as their situation rapidly deteriorates in the Occupation’s prisons. The five hunger strikers, Ayman Sharawna (171 days), Samer Issawi (140 days), Yousef Yassin (21 days), Jafar Azzidine (21 days) and Tarek Qa’adan (21 days), are in danger of...
Joint Statement: The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council Condemns the IOF Raid on the Offices of Three Palestinian NGOs in Ramallah
12.12.2012
Ramallah, 12 December 2012 – The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns yesterday morning’s raid by Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) on the office of a number of Palestinian non-governmental organizations in Ramallah. At about 3am this morning, IOF raided the offices of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights...

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