Factsheets

09 September 2020
“The Psychology Expert”: A New Method Used by Israeli Occupation Forces to Harass Palestinians Introduction Ever since the occupation of Palestine, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have devised a variety of methods to prosecute and incarcerate Palestinians. These methods have been adapted over time to enforce even more controls and restrictions on Palestinians. As of April 2020, Addameer Prisoner...
24 August 2020
Political detention: A Sword of Damocles Hanging over the Heads of Activists Amid Coronavirus Pandemic ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association has been monitoring the Palestinian National Security Forces’ ongoing clampdown on Palestinian activists, students, and journalists for merely exercising their rights to freedom of expression, opinion, and peaceful assembly. Against the...
09 June 2020
Political Detention and the Restriction of Basic Human Rights under the State of Emergency Introduction Constitutional legislatures around the world seek to enact specific constitutional laws which regulate the ‘state of emergency’ in response to possible wars, natural disasters, and pandemics. These regulations devise measures that differ from those implemented on a regular basis, granting the...
28 May 2020
Since the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967,the occupation authorities have been devising a military judiciary system and military orders as an enforcement tool to extend hegemony and control over the Palestinian people. To that end, they have been legitimising and pretexting repression with legal language that may seem legal or even attempts to adopt the legal...
16 April 2020
Palestinian Prisoners’ Day … Prisoners Fight Imprisonment and COVID-19 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. The Israeli occupying authorities have taken no steps to release Palestinian prisoners and detainees or to adequately mitigate and...
05 March 2020
International Women’s Day … 4 3 Palestinian Women in Detention On this International Women’s Day, there are 43 Palestinian females held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 16 mothers, 8 injured prisoners, 12 sick prisoners and 4 administrative detainees held without charge or trial. Those female prisoners also suffer from long sentences with a maximum of 16 years. All of the...
26 January 2020
The Israeli occupation systematically denies Palestinian prisoners and detainees of their most basic human rights while incarcerated, which in turn has shaped their continuous struggle in Israeli prisons. One particular right – the right to education – has been systematically and deliberately denied to prisoners over the course of decades. For Palestinian prisoners to access education, they have...
23 January 2020
The Systematic use of Torture and Ill-Treatment at Israeli Interrogation Centers Cases of Torture Committed at al-Mascobiyya Interrogation Center Since its creation, the occupying state enforced and developed laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. Historically speaking, several torture methods were used against...
21 November 2019
Introduction: In 2017, a massive hunger strike was organized by Palestinian prisoners to denounce the cruel policies imposed on them by the Israeli Prison System (IPS). The hunger striking prisoners’ demands included the end of isolation and solitary confinement, notably long-term isolation for “security” reasons. However, the IPS continues to use isolation towards Palestinian prisoners and, each...
03 August 2019
Introduction: This fact-sheet is an attempt to further explain how Palestinian rights, and those who defend those rights are affected internationally. Several organizations, governments and legislations are in direct opposition to Palestinian rights and to the work of certain Palestinian movements and human rights organizations. This opposition is shown in several grounds and of them is law. For...

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