Factsheets

07 December 2017
President Trumps statement last night represents a continuation, or potentially culmination, of the Israeli policy of creating ‘facts on the ground’. From the American government, it is an official stamp of approval for the settlement enterprise, considering that East Jerusalem is occupied territory, and a green light for continuing disregard of international law. This brief factsheet will...
20 August 2017
Behind a Firewall: Repercussions of the PA ‘Electronic Crimes Law’ The Electronic Crimes Law: On 24 June 2017, the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a presidential decree entitled the ‘Electronic Crimes Law’. The decree itself is extensive and covers all possible crimes that can be committed using any type of information technology. Under Article 43 of the Basic Law of...
26 July 2017
On 14/7/2017, three Palestinians, Muhammad Jabarin (30 years old), Ahmad Jabarin (20 years) and Muhammad Jabarin (19 years), from the village of Umm al-Fahm in the occupied territories, carried out an operation that resulted in the death of two Israeli policemen at the entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque. As a result, Israeli occupation forces imposed collective punitive measures on all Palestinians by...
25 July 2017
Detained Palestinian Legislative Council Members According to international law and Israeli courts no one can be detained for their political opinions. This is affirmed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 2, which states that states parties are to ensure “to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the rights recognized in the present...
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...

Pages