Press Release

Palestinian Prisoners Organizations: Israeli Occupation Forces Detained around 7000 Palestinian in 2017
15.01.2018
Several organizations which focus on the rights of Palestinian detainees (Committee of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Association, al-Mezan) have documented the numbers of Palestinian detainees throughout the year 2017. The results were the following: the Israeli occupation forces have detained a total of...
Palestinian Human Rights Organizations condemn Israeli 'death penalty' bill
04.01.2018
Ramallah 4/1/2018 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al Hurryyat Center, and the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainee Affairs condemn the ‘death penalty’ bill, which passed its first reading in the Knesset by a vote of 52 to 49. Currently, the death penalty is legal under Israeli law but only as a response to crimes laid...
MK Oren Hazan Assaults Palestinian Families on their way to Visit Relatives at Nafha Prison
27.12.2017
On Monday, 25 December 2017, Israeli right-wing Likud Member of Knesset (MK) Oren Hazan assaulted a bus transporting families of Palestinian political prisoners from Gaza to Nafha Prison, beyond the Green Line, to visit their detained relatives. Together with a group of right-wing Israelis, MK Hazan blocked the entrance to Nafha Prison, boarded...
Intensified Collective Punishment Measures: 11 Palestinian Martyrs, 3000 Injured Persons and more than 350 Detainees since Trump’s Declaration on Jerusalem
17.12.2017
The occupying force continues with a concerted campaign of arrests, which intensified immediately after President Trump’s announcement regarding Jerusalem on 6 December. Friday 15 December 2017 witnessed several protests organized by Palestinians which were all repressed by Israeli occupation forces through extra used of force and unrest arrest...
Ongoing Harassment and Arrest Campaign Against Protected Persons
14.12.2017
The Israeli forces carry on with the intensified suppression campaign, in the early hours of Thursday 14 December Israeli forces have raided several cities in the West Bank, two universities and 4 printers. Israeli occupation forces have raided Birzeit university, they searched the several facilities in the campus and confiscated several of the...
A Continuous Mass Arrest Campaign as Part of Collective Punishment Measures against Palestinians
13.12.2017
The occupying force continues with a concerted campaign of arrests, which intensified immediately after President Trump’s announcement regarding Jerusalem on 6 December. As a result of unrest, Israeli forces undertook a series of arrests on the morning of 13 December 2017. The arrest campaign reached different areas in the West Bank including East...
PHROC calls on Member States of the European Union to Respect the Legal Status of Jerusalem and to Abide by their Obligations under International Law in the oPt
12.12.2017
In the fiftieth year of Israel’s unlawful occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, Israel continues to significantly alter the legal status, demographic composition, and character of the city of Jerusalem in violation of international law. International consensus over the past seven decades has rejected any claim...
Statement: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2017
28.11.2017
We, at Addameer, have seen our fair share of International Days of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. We have celebrated them in Palestine; we have celebrated them in New York; and we have celebrated them in Geneva. The event that started as a diplomatic exercise, and is celebrated on the day of the adoption of the 1947 Partition Plan, has...
Joint report: 483 Palestinians arrested in October 2017
08.11.2017
According to a joint report issued by the Prisoners Club of Palestine, the Mayzan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer, there were 483 Palestinians arrested by occupation authorities during the month of October. Of these 483, 125 were children and 8 were women. By area there were 137 arrested from Jerusalem, 80 from the Hebron area, 20 from the...
Urgent Action: Hunger strikers at risk of permanent health complications
07.11.2017
Today marks the twenty-first day that Bilal Diab has been undertaking a hunger strike against his administrative detention. Having been held without charge for a year and hunger striking for 78 days in 2012, Bilal was rearrested by occupation forces on 14 July 2017. He was given a six month administrative detention order, without being informed of...

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