Factsheets

27 February 2019
Who are the Palestinian Human Rights Defenders? The UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders defines human rights defenders as individuals who play an important role in furthering the cause of human rights. This is mainly done through activities such as the documentation of violations, providing support and assistance to victims seeking remedies, combating cultures of impunity and mainstreaming...
07 January 2019
Arrests on charges of “incitement” on social media platforms and Israeli government policy: a Facebook case study Since the end of 2014, a significant escalation has been witnessed in the Israeli arrest campaigns targeting Palestinians on charges related to content shared on social media platforms, in particular, Facebook. In 2017, the number of Palestinians arrested on charges of “incitement”...
31 December 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 and Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights organization) recorded a total of at least 6500 arrest cases since the beginning of 2018. This number included around 1080 children and 133 women...
18 December 2018
The Israeli occupation forces continuous to violate the basic rights of Palestinians in the occupied territory. Since the Israeli authorities announced the death of Saleh Omar al Barghouthy on 12 Dec 2018, violence has increased in the West Bank operated by both the Israeli occupation forces and the illegal Israeli settlers. Since 12 Dec 2018, Addameer documented 187 arrests in the West Bank...
29 October 2018
It is not new for the Israeli occupation to selectively reduce the standard of conditions of detainment for Palestinian prisoners. Such a limitation in the provision of basic services is utilized as a punishment against the prisoners, many times the prison authorities claim it to simply be ‘regular procedure’. Despite such claims, the restrictions Israeli occupation authorities place on...
23 October 2018
Background and History On June 7 th , 1967, three proclamations and a series of military orders were issued as proclamations throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Proclamation Number 1, announced the administrative takeover of the Israeli military and the powers of preserving public security and order. Proclamation Number 2, assured the continuity of a judiciary system, and declared the powers...
19 September 2018
Throughout the period of 2015 to 2017, Addameer collected testimonies from 138 individuals who were held under interrogation in Al Moscobiyeh interrogation centre in the Russian Compound of Jerusalem. These findings were turned into the forthcoming report I’ve Been There: A Study of Torture and Inhumane Treatment in Al-Moscobiyeh Interrogation Center. For generations of Palestinians, the Russian...
10 July 2018
Ramallah/ Gaza : The Occupation forces arrested 3533 Palestinians since the start of 2018 until June 30, including 651 children, 63 women, and 4 journalists. In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian human rights organizations working on the Prisoner issue (The Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoners Support and Human...
10 July 2018
For the eleventh year, Gaza continues to be the world’s largest prison. Imports and entrance to the Strip are restricted; exports and exit permits are dependent on the political climate; and the people of Gaza are the ones who continue to pay the price. Sporadic attacks, and shellings have been ongoing since 2008, with the occupation forces demonstrating a clear disregard for the lives of these...
22 April 2018
Introduction On December 6 th , 2017, the President of the United States declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. As part of this statement, he confirmed that “Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital.” Such a declaration stands in stark contrast to the status of Jerusalem’s Palestinian population. As of 2018, over 323,700...

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