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18.01.2018
Yesterday morning, in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, four children were taken from their homes in pre-dawn raids. Only one of them was over the age of 15. The international press or civil attention was non-existent. Such events and arrests have become increasingly common since October 2015, with ebbs and flows in the number of arrested depending on the current events. Last month alone, following Trump’s announcement, the Israeli occupation forces detained around 450 children. It is safe to say that the trend in child arrests is distinctly upwards. The figures of imprisoned children speak for themselves. In December 2014, there were 156 child prisoners. At the end of 2015, this figure...
02.01.2018
The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has moved administrative detainee and Addameer field researcher Salah Hammouri (33 years old) from al Naqab prison to Megiddo prison under the pretext that he has been engaged in incitement. Salah had participated in an interview with a French journalist where he discussed visits from his lawyer, the process of administrative detention, and the techniques used by the IPS against administrative detainees. He was informed of his being transported on 28 December 2017. Hammouri was initially arrested from his home in Kufar Aqab during the early hours of the morning of 23 August 2017. His arrest was in response to the issuing of a 6-month administrative detention...
31.12.2017
Palestinian legislative council member and activist, Khalida Jarar, has had her administrative detention period extended. Following the initial order, which commenced on 2 July 2017, Jarar was to be released on 1 January 2018. Her order was renewed on 27 December 2017 for an additional six month period. Khalida was arrested from her home in al-Bireh at 4:00 am on 2 July 2017. Israeli authorities routinely PLC members, using the process of ‘administrative detention’ as a means to imprison them without charge for an indefinite renewal period of time. The intended aim is to prevent Palestinians from practicing their right to self-determination and freely chose their political representatives...
07.12.2017
Following over a year and a half of being held without charge, Hasan Safadi, Addameer’s media coordinator, has been released from administrative detention. Hasan was initially arrested on 1 May 2016, at the al Karameh bridge from Jordan, as he was returning from Tunisia where he had attended an Arab youth conference concerned with human rights. Following his arrest, Hasan was immediately transferred to al Moskobiyyeh Interrogation Center where he endured a forty day interrogation period. During this time, he was deprived of sleep, placed in stress positions, was subject to long interrogation sessions, and was not given adequate food. From 12 to 22 May, Hasan was denied access to a lawyer...
04.12.2017
In the early hours of Monday 4 December 2017, occupation forces arrested three human rights defenders as part of an ongoing attack against those who speak out against the occupation. The three from this morning are all lawyers involved with the defense of Palestinian prisoners. They were Khaled Zabarqah from al-Lydd, in the territories occupied in 1948, Eyad Messk, who is the head of the legal unit at the Commission of Detainees and ex-Detainees Affairs, and Feras al-Sabbah, the director of al-Meethaq for Human Rights organization in Jerusalem. The three human rights defenders were taken from their homes to an interrogation centre in Petah Tikva, and are awaiting a detention extension...
18.10.2017
In the early hours of Wednesday 18 October 2017, occupation forces launched a series of raids deep into Palestinian Authority (PA) administered areas. In a move that has become more common over the past few years, they specifically targeted media outlets, news agencies, and journalists. A total of eight branch offices of three different media companies where raided, and sealed, with two journalists being arrested. Offices owned by PalMedia, Ram Sat, and Trans Media, which are rented by the news agencies al-Quds, al-Aqsa, and Palestine Today, had broadcasting equipment, computers and distribution equipment confiscated. In addition, their offices were welded shut with notices placed on the...
17.10.2017
An appeal hearing for Addameer's field researcher and human rights defender Salah Hamorui has been set for 22 October 2017 at the Israeli High Court in Jerusalem. The appeal will challenge the grounds and process of Hamorui's initial administrative detention. On 29 August 2017, a six-month administrative detention order was issued against Hamouri but, on 5 September 2017, the order was replaced with three months (the remainder of his former sentence from when he was released in the 2011 Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange). On 14 September 2017, Hamouri's administrative detention order was reinstated after the Israeli High Court accepted the prosecutor's appeal not to reissue the three-month...
02.10.2017
Yesterday, 1 October 2017, Israeli occupation forces released female civil society leader and President of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees Khitam Saafin, who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by Israeli occupation forces on 2 July 2017. Saafin received a three months administrative detention order, signed by the occupation military commander of the West Bank on 9 July 2017. Khitam Saafin, 53, president of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committee has spoken internationally and participated in many worldwide events, including the World Social Forum, linking women’s struggles internationally with the struggle of Palestinian women for national and social liberation. Approximately...
20.09.2017
The administrative detention - imprisonment without charge or trial - of female Palestinian detainee Sabah Faroun has been renewed for an additional three months for the sixth time yesterday, 19 September 2017. Faroun, 35, was arrested by occupation forces on 19 June 2016 after they invaded her home in the village of Al-Ezariya east of Jerusalem. Her detention had been extended sixth times and she has been repeatedly ordered to different periods in administrative detention since she was arrested. Faroun is one of five Palestinian women currently held under administrative detention, among over 450 administrative detainees. Israeli Forces raided Sabah’s home at 3:00 am and searched it...
14.09.2017
Addameer's field researcher and human rights defender Salah Hamouri has had a previously issued administrative detention order reinstated after the Israeli High Court accepted the prosecutor's appeal not to reissue a three-month sentence (the remainder of his former sentence from when he was released in the 2011 Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange). Hamouri was initially given an administrative detention for six months on 23 August 2017. On the day of the order's confirmation hearing, 5 September 2017, the Jerusalem District Court decided to instead make Salah complete the remaining time on a previously issued sentence from 2005. The Israeli prosecution appealed the judge's decision and a court...

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