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05.07.2018
In a hearing held on 2 July 2018, Military Court Judge Raphael Yemeni confirmed the renewal of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention order. This will be the second time in which it has been renewed, meaning that Khalida has been held without charge or trial since 2 June 2017. Khalida nor her lawyer were present for the hearing, as she is part of the collective action to boycott all court hearings related to the process of administrative detention. According the Judge’s decision, there has been new secret information brought to his attention. This information apparently confirms that Khalida remains a threat to the security of the state. This...
11.06.2018
Khalida Jarrar has been imprisoned since 2 July 2017 without charge or trial. Her administrative detention order runs the risk of being renewed on 30 June 2018. As an administrative detainee, she has not been made privy to the information used to deny her of her freedom, and thus has not had a genuine chance to refute claims made against her. Such a situation represents a core of the occupation’s system of control. If you are a powerful and committed advocate for the human rights of the Palestinian people, then you are likely to lose your freedom in your struggle for basic dignity. Khalida has worked tirelessly over her career as an advocate for the Palestinian prisoners, and for the rights...
06.06.2018
This morning at around 8am, occupation soldiers entered the village of Nabi Salah with the aim of arresting 21-year old Izadin Tamimi. In what is becoming a common pattern, special forces initially entered the village, followed by a large number of jeeps and soldiers. The forces came to arrest Izadin based on his alleged involvement in stone throwing. The attempted arrested ended with Izadin being shot in the neck. It was confirmed by a local activist that no one from the family was allowed to get near him following his being shot. He was left without treatment for a period of around half an hour. It was confirmed that Izadin died a short time after. He had been taken and placed in a...
15.03.2018
Yesterday, 14 March 2016, the Israeli military courts indicated how it will be dealing with the administrative detention boycott. Rather than changing anything substantive about the process of administrative detention, it will simply seek to punish those involved with the aim of coercing them to cease their protest and accept the status quo. On 7 March 2018, there were to be two individual appeal hearings for administrative detention proceedings, that of Salah Ja’edi and Nawaf Sawarka. The military court judge had shortened the orders. In response, the military prosecutor sought an appeal with the aim of lengthening the time of detainment. In solidarity, both the individuals in question and...
26.02.2018
Today, 26 February 2018, the decision was taken by the occupation Minister of War, Avigdor Lieberman, to renew the administrative detention order of Salah Hamouri. His order has been renewed for four months, to begin on 28 February 2018. This means that Salah will continue to remain in prison till at least 28 June 2018, at which point he would have been in prison for ten months. Despite the claim that Salah represents a ‘security threat’, Addameer maintains that Salah has been imprisoned as a result of his human rights promoting activists and his activism. As a documentation field officer, Salah’s is responsible for meeting with ex-prisoners and detainees, and their families, to collect...
18.01.2018
Yesterday morning, in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, four children were taken from their homes in pre-dawn raids. Only one of them was over the age of 15. The international press or civil attention was non-existent. Such events and arrests have become increasingly common since October 2015, with ebbs and flows in the number of arrested depending on the current events. Last month alone, following Trump’s announcement, the Israeli occupation forces detained around 450 children. It is safe to say that the trend in child arrests is distinctly upwards. The figures of imprisoned children speak for themselves. In December 2014, there were 156 child prisoners. At the end of 2015, this figure...