Archive of Press Release

Concern Mounts for Palestinian Hunger strikers
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
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!
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 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
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 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
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...
BREAKING: Addameer Offices Raided by Israeli Occupying Forces This Morning
At 3 am this morning, 11 December 2012, the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights office was raided by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). Four laptops, one hard disk and a video camera were taken among other materials. The IOF destroyed the office; desks, ransacked filing cabinets and files and scattered files around the office. At this...
Palestinian hunger strikers insist on gaining their freedom even if the cost is their lives.
Ramallah, 5 December 2012 - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association expresses its deep concern for the health and lives of five Palestinian political prisoners that are on hunger strike to protest their unjust detention in Israeli Occupation’s prisons. The five current hunger strikers are: Ayman Sharawna (158 days), Samer Al-Issawi...
Addameer launches campaign in support of human rights defender Ayman Nasser
Without international pressure, Addameer researcher Ayman Nasser is in danger of continued detention for his defense of human rights. Show your solidarity by taking part in our campaign for Ayman, using the materials provided in the activist toolkit.
UPDATE: Addameer researcher and human rights defender Ayman Nasser has detention period extended once again
Last week Addameer reported that Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) presented Addameer researcher and human rights defender Ayman Nasser with his list of charges. All of these charges revolve around participating in demonstrations for Prisoners Day and Palestinian icon Ali Abu Mustafa. Today Ayman was denied bail at a hearing in Ofer Israeli...
UPDATE: Human Rights Defender Ayman Nasser Placed in Isolation by Occupation’s Intelligence
The military prosecution in Ofer court issued a list of charges against human rights defender Ayman Nasser on Monday 26 November 2012. The charges include support and solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, participating in the annual Prisoner’s Day on 17 April (the charges specified participation in 2011 and 2012), as well as participating in...
UPDATE: Administrative detainee joins hunger strike as health of current strikers continues to deteriorate.
Ramallah, 26 November 2012 - Addameer is deeply troubled by the continued hunger strikes of Palestinian prisoners Ayman Sharawna, Samer al-Issawi and Oday Keilani, as their health rapidly deteriorates. Addameer’s lawyer Fares Ziad visited the three hunger striking detainees on 25 November 2012.
Joint statement: Palestinian human rights NGOs condemn violations of international law in Gaza and call for prompt investigations and accountability
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC)* strongly condemns the violations of international law committed during the recent Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip. These violations are representative of Israel’s disregard for its legal obligations towards the Palestinian people, which has been a continuous feature of its...