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Joint Monthly Report: 551 Palestinians were arrested in the month of April 2018
08.05.2018
In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian human rights organizations working on Prisoner issues (The Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights organization, The Prisoners Commission and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights) recorded a total of 551...
World Press Freedom Day 2018: A Bleak Picture
03.05.2018
Today, 3 May 2018, on the occasion of International World Press Freedom Day, freedom of thought and expression remain a constrained phenomena in the occupied Palestinian territory. While events are taking place around the world to commemorate the day, 26 journalists currently sit in occupation jails, a poet has been convicted of incitement in an...
On Palestinian Prisoner's Day the Boycott Remains Defiant
16.04.2018
Occupied Ramallah, 17 April 2018 – On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners Day, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association salutes the continued struggle of the over 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners currently being held in Israeli prisons. Every year Israel arrests thousands of Palestinians in an attempt to suppress the will to...
Progress with Administrative Detention Boycott: Prisoners call off additional actions
15.04.2018
Last Thursday, an individual from the representative committee of administrative detainees informed the lawyers from Addameer that a decision had been made to suspend their escalatory steps. These steps had currently included rejecting medicine and refusing to visit the medical clinics, which began 12 April 2018. Additionally, a planned hunger...
Joint Monthly Report: 609 Palestinians arrested during the month of March 2018
15.04.2018
Ramallah/Gaza: During the month of March 2018, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 609 Palestinians, which included 95 children and 13 women. These figures are drawn from a joint report, published by a number of human rights organizations (The Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoner Affairs, The Prisoners’ Club, Addameer Human Rights...
No Education, no Awareness for Female Minors in Detention
11.04.2018
On Tuesday 10 April 2018, Addameer’s director Sahar Francis visited a number of female prisoners detained at HaSharon prison. The female detainees, PLC member Khalida Jarar, the 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman Tamimi, reported to Sahar about the general conditions of their detention focusing on a recent escalation related to...
The Occupation Forces Places two Prisoners Under Administrative Detention after Finishing their Sentences
03.04.2018
Ramallah – 3 April 2018 – Israeli occupation forces transferred the two prisoners to administrative detention after serving their sentences. Based on Addameer’s attorney Bilal Na’amneh, the two prisoners are Tariq Jamal (26 years old) from al-A’roub camp in Hebron and Mohammad Namrouti (26 years old) from Balata camp in Nablus. Mohammad was...
Addameer participates in the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
29.03.2018
Addameer, as part of a group from Palestinian civil society, recently attended the 37 th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. As part of this coalition, we engaged directly with the proceedings on human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, participated in two side events, conducted meetings with diplomatic representatives,...
Ahed's Case and Israel's International Obligations
25.03.2018
Last Wednesday, 21 March 2018, Ahed, Nariman, and Noor Tamimi were all sentenced under a plea agreement with the Military prosecutor. Ahed will serve 8 months in jail, receive a three year suspended sentence, and pay 5,000 shekels ($1,400 USD). Nariman will serve eight months, pay 6,000 shekels ($1,700 USD), and also receive a three-year suspended...
Israeli Occupation Forces Deprives 87 Children from Celebrating this Mother's Day
20.03.2018
As Palestinians celebrate the occasion of Mothers’ Day, 21 Palestinian mothers held in Israeli prisons and detention centers are unable to see their families. Those 21 women are mothers of 87 sons and daughters who are all spending this mother’s day without mothers. Palestinian mothers are often denied their right to a fair trial, family visits,...

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