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07.11.2016
Israa’ Ja’abees has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. The 31-year-old of Jabal Mukaber, currently held in HaSharon prison suffers from medical negligence and lack of sufficient treatment. She was arrested after her car broke down near Al-Zayem military checkpoint on 10 October 2015, where her airbag exploded causing a fire that led to her severe burns and injuries. Israa’ was with her 8-year-old child when the incident occurred and later she was transferred to Ein Karem Hospital, where she was given inadequate medical treatment despite suffering from severe injuries. Two months later, Israa’ was transferred to Al-Ramleh prison, then to HaSharon prison without completing her essential...
07.11.2016
14-year-old Ahmad Manasrah was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder. Two other Palestinian children, 15-year-old Monther Abu Mayalah and 16-year-old Mohammad Taha were also sentenced in the Jerusalem District Court today for 11 years in prison each, and 50,000 NIS compensation.
07.11.2016
Director of Addameer Adv. Sahar Francis participates in Panel and meets Pope Francis at the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements at the Vatican (4-5 November 2016) Director Sahar Francis met Pope Francis at Third World Meeting of Popular Movements at the Vatican on 5 November 2016. On 04 November, she was featured in a panel which focused on "Displaced Persons and Refugees", and addressed the law and respect to a dignified life is essential for individuals. On the third day of the workshop, the speakers mentioned the tragedy of two new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, which resulted in the loss of the lives of more than two hundred people. On this occasion, delegates heard interventions...
06.11.2016
After Addameer’s submitted an appeal to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the latter has declared that Israel’s imprisonment of a Palestinian child without charge or trial constitutes arbitrary detention. The Working Group issued 21opinions on 3 November 2016, one of them highlighted the case of 16-year-old H.H form Ramallah, who was detained without charge or trial in February of this year, with his administrative detention renewed by the occupation authorities three different times. The Israeli government was asked on 16 June by the Working Group to address the case, but never replied. According to the Working Group, Israel’s “non-observance of the international norms relating...
31.10.2016
The Israeli Military Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal submitted by Addameer against the extension of interrogation of Mr. Salah Khawaja, who was arrested on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Israeli Forces raided the house of Mr. Salah Khawaja, located in central Ramallah, and caused destruction in the property, after which Mr. Khawaja was arrested and taken into military custody. During the raid, Israeli Forces entered into the neighborhood and sprayed tear gas that caused suffocation among different families. Mr. Khawaja is part of the coordinating committee of the Popular Campaign against the Wall and Settlements and a member of the Secretariat of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...
27.10.2016
On Wednesday 26 October 2016, Israeli Forces raided the house of Mr. Salah Khawaja, located in central Ramallah, and caused destruction in the property. Israeli Forces entered into the neighborhood and sprayed tear gas that caused suffocation among different families. Mr. Khawaja is the coordinator of the Popular Campaign against the Wall and Settlements and Secretary of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee. Currently, Mr.Khawaja is held under interrogation in Petah Tikva for 15 days with a ban on attorney visits.
26.10.2016
Israeli forces have renewed the administrative detention of Shaher Al-Rai – imprisoned without charge or trial - on the day of his scheduled release (25 October 2016), after Mr. Al Rai had already packed his personal items, said goodbye to his fellow prisoners and detainees and even reached the prison’s exit. Mr. Al-Rai, 46-year-old, from Qalqilya, was arrested on 3 June 2015 during a late-night raid on his home. Al-Rai was ordered to six months in administrative detention, the order was renewed in December 2015, renewed again in May 2016 and was further renewed yesterday, 25 October 2016. Al-Rai had been arrested seven times including three periods in administrative detention; his wife...
19.10.2016
29-year-old Ahmed Mohammed Hussein Abu Fara continues his open hunger strike for the 25 th day in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial. Abu Fara’s health condition has been deteriorating, especially after his transfer to isolation. According to a visit by Addameer attorney Samer Sama’an, Mr. Abu Fara is only consuming water and refuses to take salts, sugar or any food supplements. He has also reported that he has been pressured by the Israeli intelligence to put an end to his hunger strike. The Israeli occupation forces arrested Ahmed Abu Fara on 2 August 2016, after storming his house in the village of Surif in Hebron district. Mr. Abu Farah was initially taken...
11.10.2016
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...
11.10.2016
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...

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