Detention in The Media
Israel’s budding autocracy
The arrest of members of a pacifist NGO is symptomatic of a country that is becoming militarised at an alarming pace By Dimi Reider 30 Thursday April 2009 The Guardian The first raids took place at about 7am on Sunday. Across the country, activists in a publicly registered, pacifist non-profit organisation were detained. Their computers were...
A West Bank father talks of survival
By Omar Karmi 19 April The National As Palestinians mark their Prisoners’ Day, Abdel Karim Sadouk, 55, speaks of his time Israeli jail. Alexei Kidel for The National Abdel Karim Sadouk is a bruised and battered man. A circular scar on the top of his head marks where he had surgery last year in Jordan to remove a malignant brain tumour. His left...
Another Mother’s Day without celebration
By Omar Karmi 20 March 2009 The National It will be Mother’s Day here tomorrow, but along with thousands of other Palestinian mothers, Latifa Abu Humeid, 61, feels little cause to mark the day. “It’s like any day to me. I think of my sons, all day, every day.” Nevertheless, Mrs Abu Humeid – she usually goes by Um Yousef – is likely to be honoured...
UN questions Israelis on Palestinian torture allegations
5 May 2009 Haaretz United Nations human rights experts questioned Israeli officials on Tuesday about hundreds of allegations of torture of Palestinian detainees by security forces, which they said had not been investigated in recent years. The United Nations Committee against Torture, composed of 10 independent experts, also challenged an Israeli...
Ahmad Sa’adat no aceptará el exilio, sólo regresar a su hogar en Ramallah?
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Gaza detainees allege Israeli mistreatment
By Nidal al-Mughrabi 3 February 2009 Reuters Mahmoud Ghabayen and his younger brother Hassan told the story of their interrogation by an Israeli officer during the Gaza war by re-enacting the scene for reporters. Mahmoud, 16, tied the hands of his 15-year-old brother behind his back, using wire found in the rubble of their uncle’s damaged home in...
Rights groups: IDF subjected Gaza detainees to deplorable conditions
By Tomer Zarchin 28 January 2009 Haaretz Seven human rights organizations approached Israel Defense Forces Military Advocate General Avihai Mandelblit and Attorney General Menachem Mazuz on Wednesday seeking an investigation into the IDF’s treatment of Palestinians detained during Israel’s Gaza offensive. The human rights groups argued that the...
Two Palestinian girls detained in Israel without trial for months
By Fadi Eyadat 16 October 2008 Haaretz On the night of June 5, someone knocked on the door of the Salah house in Khader, near Bethlehem. Had it not been 2 A.M., nobody in the family would even have been suspicious. Nevertheless, said Siham Salah, her eldest daughter, Salwa, opened the door. “Soldiers and a [Shin Bet security service] officer...
Justice for the Palestinian Prisoners
By Luisa Morgantini 18 April 2008 Liberazione (Reprint in the International Middle East Media Center) More than 11,000 prisoners in Israeli jails. Among them, Marwan Barghouti, candidate to the PNA Presidency An appeal by Members of the EU Parliament: «Justice for the Palestinian prisoners » The last time that Widad hugged her son was eight years...
1967: A Birth in Prison
By Manal Ghanem 9 June 2007 The Guardian My youngest child was born in a prison. I named him Nour (”Light”), to signal the hope that he brought to me. Nour was loved by all the prisoners as well - when the prison guards banned the Red Cross from delivering any toys to him, we sewed a teddy bear for him ourselves, using cloth ripped from our brown...