Press Release

Mais Abu Gush Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison and a Fine
03.05.2020
On Sunday, 3 May 2020, the Israeli military court at Ofer sentenced Mais Abu Gush to 16 months in prison starting from the day of her arrest, 29 August 2019. The sentence also included a suspended sentence which begins from the day of her release, and is 12 months in prison for the coming five years. Furthermore, Mais sentence included a 2000 NIS...
After Several Tests Detainee Muhammad Abed al-Majeed Does not Have the Corona-Virus
30.04.2020
On Thursday, 30 April 2020, the Israeli military court at Ofer extended the detention period for Muhammad Majed Abed al-Majeed for another five days for the purposes of interrogations. Muhammad is currently held at isolation cells at Ramon prison as means of quarantine. In the session the military prosecution asked for extending his detention...
Israeli Occupation Authorities Violates the Emergency Procedures and Prohibits Three Female Prisoners from Contacting their Families
28.04.2020
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the occupied territory, the Israeli occupation authorities announced new emergency regulations in addition to a number of new military orders mainly about Palestinian prisoners. These regulations and orders included suspending all family and lawyers’ visits, leaving prisoners without any means of communications...
Israeli Occupation Authorities Renew Ban Orders on Travel and Movement Issued Against Addameer's Chairman of the Board of Directors
19.04.2020
The Israeli Occupation Authorities renewed ban orders on travel and access to the West Bank from Jerusalem issued against Addameer’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Abed al-Lateif Ghaith. The order against his access to the West Bank is valid from 14 April 2020 until 13 October 2020, as for the travel ban it was also renewed for a six-month...
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons
17.04.2020
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons Date: 17 April 2020 As we mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day this year, Palestinian prisoners and detainees face the additional threat of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Israeli prisons and detention centers. While...
Update: Call for Action to Free Our Prisoners
15.04.2020
We call on our allies, partners, friends and comrades to join us in an urgent campaign to free all Palestinian prisoners in order to protect them from COVID-19, particularly in light of the increased restrictions on their rights by the Israeli Prison Service. In light of the recent events detailed below and a long-term precedence of torture,...
Addameer’s Statement on World Health Day
07.04.2020
Today, on World Health Day we uplift and extend gratitude to all the medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those in Palestine working with limited resources. However, we also must draw attention to how medical negligence is used systematically and deliberately by the Israel Prison Service (IPS) against Palestinian prisoners. It...
The Military Court at Salem, Sentences Prisoner Qais Daraghmeh Who is Placed in Quarantine at Ayala Prison
05.04.2020
Today, 5 April 2020, the Israeli Military Court at Salem sentenced prisoner Qais Daraghmeh. Qais is currently in quarantine at Ayala Prison, after his direct interaction with ex-prisoner Nour al-Deen Sarsour who tested positive for the corona-virus after his release last week. During the court session today, Qais was connected via a phone call...
Addameer and Al-Haq Send Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Situation of Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Prisons amidst Concerns over COVID-19 Exposure
01.04.2020
Addameer and Al-Haq Send Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Situation of Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Prisons amidst Concerns over COVID-19 Exposure Date: 1 April 2020 On 1 April 2020, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and Al-Haq sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the...
Demands from the Palestinian Prisoners' Movement After a Palestinian Ex-prisoners Tested Positive for the Corona-virus
01.04.2020
Today, 1 April 2020, after announcing that one Palestinian ex-prisoner, Nour al-Deen Sarsour, tested positive for the corona-virus, the Palestinian prisoners’ movement releases a number of demands. Nour al-Deen was arrested on 18 March 2020 and released yesterday, 31 March 2020 for section 14 at Ofer prison. The Palestinian prisoners’ movement...

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