Factsheets

06 June 2017
Currently, an estimated 75 Palestinian children from East Jerusalem are being held in Israeli prisons and detention centers. Based on Addameer’s monitoring of 9 recent and current cases of Palestinian children from Jerusalem from the onset of 2017 who were arrested and, as well as exhaustive Addameer statistics and data from several years of monitoring and legal representation in Jerusalem, this...
24 August 2016
Daring to Post: Arrests of Palestinians for Alleged Incitement Since the beginning of October 2015, with the start of so-called ‘Third Intifada,’ the number of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons and detention centers has increased significantly. A new phenomenon has started to appear in significant portion as a ground for arresting Palestinians, the accusation of “incitement”, whether on...
03 August 2016
Palestinian Hunger Strikes: Get the Facts What is the History of Palestinian Hunger Strikes? Hunger strikes have long been used in different geographical areas as means to protest and demand basic rights, including the right to vote, the right to be free from torture and the right to self-determination. The long history of Palestinian prisoners in mass and individual hunger strikes, reveals the...
26 June 2016
Induced Desperation: The Psychological Torture of Administrative Detention Administrative detention is a policy practiced by the Israeli forces in which Palestinians are held without charge or trial. Administrative detainees are held for indefinite periods on the grounds of secret information to which neither they nor their legal counsel have access . This factsheet aims to provide context for...
18 April 2016
DEPORTATION AS POLICY: PALESTINIAN PRISONERS & DETAINEES IN ISRAELI DETENTION Deportation of protected persons from occupied territory into the occupying state constitutes an unlawful deportation as per Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention - as well as constituting a grave breach of the same Convention under Article 147 – and is also recognized as a war crime under Article 8 of the Rome...
07 March 2016
OCCUPIED LIVES: IMPRISONMENT OF PALESTINIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS Since the beginning of the occupation in 1967, approximately 10,000 Palestinian women have been arrested and detained by Israeli forces. Currently, there are approximately 60 Palestinian females held in occupation prisons and detention centers, including 10 female children and 3 administrative detainees. In 2015, occupation forces...
16 November 2015
Palestinian detainees and prisoners have resorted to hunger strikes as early as 1968 in legitimate peaceful protest to Israeli detention policies and cruel detention conditions including the use of solitary confinement, denial of family visits, inadequate medical treatment and torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Through hunger strikes, Palestinians were able to...
02 October 2015
Corporate Complicity in Israeli Detention: G4S G4S is the largest security company in the world, with operations in 125 countries. In 2007, G4S Israel signed a contract with the Israeli Prison Authority to provide security systems and services to all of the major Israeli prisons and detention centers. G4S currently services detention centers and prisons where Palestinians under administrative...
27 August 2015
Article 186 of Israeli Military Order 1651 was amended in 2009. It allows for the re-arrest of Palestinian prisoners who had been released as part of a prisoner exchange to serve the remainder of their original sentences by the instructions of a special Israeli military committee. The evidence on which the re-arrests are based is not disclosed to the prisoners or their defense attorneys...
15 April 2015
G4S is the largest security company in the world, with operations in 125 countries. In 2007, G4S Israel signed a contract with the Israeli Prison Authority to provide security systems and services to all of the major Israeli prisons and detention centers. G4S currently services detention centers and prisons where Palestinians under administrative detention are held without charge or trial on six-...

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