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.
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...
Administrative Detainee Ahmad Abu Fara Continues Hunger Strike Despite Deteriorating Health Condition
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...
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.