Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the demolition of prisoner Amjad Oleiwi’s home by Israeli occupation forces on 11 October 2016. The policy of home demolitions constitutes collective punishment imposed by the occupation upon families of prisoners, contrary to international conventions. Occupation forces raided the home of Amjad Oleiwi in Khalet Al Eman neighborhood in Nablus, before they began to demolish the walls with heavy equipment. The Israeli High Court rejected a petition submitted by the prisoner’s family to halt the demolition of their house. Mr. Oleiwi is currently serving two life sentences and 30 years imprisonment, after the occupation authorities...
Israeli forces arrested 35 Palestinians from Jerusalem during a mass arrest campaign following the shooting attack that was carried out by Misbah Abu Sbeih in Jerusalem on 09 October 2016. The arrest campaign targeted more than 20 Palestinians, most of whom were Abu Sbeih’s family members. The occupation forces accused them of obstructing the police work. Among the detainees was the director of Prisoners’ Club in Jerusalem Nasser Qaws (45-year-old), who is still under interrogation. On 10 October 2016, the occupation forces continued the arrest campaign targeting 11 more Palestinians, including Iman Abu Sbeih (17-year-old), who is the martyr’s daughter. Addtionally, occupation forces...
Ofer Military Court has sentenced professor Imad Al Bargouthi (54-year-old) from Ramallah to 7 months and a 2000 NIS bail. Prof. Bargouthi was arrested in April 2016 and initially placed under administrative detention. He was later charged with incitement in relation to social media posts.
Anas Ibrahim Shadid (20-year-old) and Ahmad Abu Fara (29-year-old) are currently on their eighth day of hunger strike in protest of their detention without charge or trial. Shadid and Abu Fara have been imprisoned since 1 August 2016 and placed under administrative detention in Ofer prison. There are approximately 700 Palestinians detained without charge or trial under administrative detention.
The Six Palestinians held in Palestinian Authority Prison have suspend their Hunger Strike after the Magistrate Court issued list of charges against them on 6 September 2016. The Palestinian Security Forces arrested the six men over five months ago. These have been identified as: Basel Al-A’raj, Ali Dar Al-Sheikh, Mohammad Al-Salameen, Haitham Siyaj, Saif Al-Idrisi, and Mohammad Harb. They continue to be held in detention without charge. On Sunday, 28 August 2016, the six Palestinians declared an open hunger strike in protest of their continued detention without charge.
Appeal Against Administrative Detention of Mohammad Abu Sakha Rejected An appeal against the administrative detention order of Palestinian circus performer Mohammad Abu Sakha has been rejected today, 25 August 2016. The appeal was submitted by Addameer attorney on21 August 2016, to the military court of appeals in Ofer. The initial six-month administrative detention order was issued against Abu Sakha on 25 December 2015 and was set to end on 13 June 2016. However, it was further renewed an additional 6 months to end on 12 December 2016. Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold detainees indefinitely on secret evidence without charging them or allowing...
Hunger striking administrative detianee Bilal Kayed, who is held by the Israeli occupation without charges or trial, suspends his strike that lasted for 71 days, after reaching an agreement. More information will be released tomorrow during a press confrence held in Ramallah at Watan News Agency at 11:00 am.
First Appeal to Hight Court On Hunger Striking Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Today, 22nd of August, was the first appeal to the Israeli High Court on the administrative detention of Bilal Kayed, together with an appeal on his continued shackling and the prevention of the visit of an independent medical expert by Addameer and Physicians for Human Rights- Israel. A further discussion of his administrative detention was set for the 25th of August 2016. The hearings focused on Mr. Kayed’s administrative detention, into which he was placed after 14 and a half years in prison, his continued shackling to the hospital bed and his right to see an independent doctor . Mr. Kayed was initially...
Kayed’s Appeal Hearing in Israeli High Court Scheduled Two Months Away Despite Health Condition The Israeli High Court has scheduled an appeal hearing for Administrative Detention of hunger striking detainee Bilal Kayed to 05 October 2016, about two months from today, despite his deteriorating health condition. The appeal was submitted by Addameer’s attorney to cancel the administrative detention of Mr. Kayed. Mr. Kayed has entered his 58 th day on hunger strike and has affirmed to Addameer’s director, Attorney Sahar Francis in a visit to Barzilai hospital today (11 August 2016) that he continues to refuse medical examinations and treatment, as well as vitamin supplements and is only...
Hunger-Striking Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Threatened with Forced Treatment At Barzilai medical center today (08 August 2016), hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed informed Addameer attorney Farah Bayadsi that the director of Ashkelon prison visited him on Saturday, 6 August 2016, and held him responsible for the mass hunger strikes taking place in the prisons. This was stated in the context of over 100 Palestinian prisoners and detainees having joined mass hunger strikes throughout Israeli prisons and detention centers in solidarity with the hunger striking administrative detainee. On his 55 th day on hunger strike, Bilal is still shackled to his bed with his right...