Press Release

PHROC Condemns the International Community’s Silence as the Hunger-Striking Administrative Detainee Maher Al-Akhras Faces Imminent Threat to Life
02.11.2020
Entering his 99 th day of an open hunger strike, Maher Al-Akhras, a 49-year-old Palestinian and a father of six, is facing a serious and imminent threat to his life at Kaplan Medical Center. Due to a deficiency of salts and fluids in his body, and his refusal to take nutritional supplements, Maher has been experiencing frequent seizures, acute...
Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations: Hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Maher al Akhras may die any day, must be immediately released
20.10.2020
Adalah, Addameer, PCATI, PHRI call on international community to urge Israel to allow al-Akhras to move to West Bank hospital or to release him immediately – before it is too late. Maher al-Akhras is in his 86th day of hunger strike, in protest of his administrative detention and is at great risk of death. A Physicians for Human Rights Israel (...
New Israeli Legislation to Criminalize Anti Occupation Human Rights Work
14.10.2020
In yet another attempt at disrupting the work of human rights organizations, Likud MKs Avi Dichter, Mattan Cohen and others proposed a bill to amend Article 114C of Israel's Penal Law, broadening the definition of foreign agents. Article 114A o the Penal Law imposes a 15-year prison sentence against anyone who knowingly contacted a foreign agent...
United Nations: Israel attempts to silence growing condemnation of its apartheid policies
10.10.2020
On 1 October 2020, the Government of Israel attempted to silence civil society groups at the UN Human Rights Council (the Council) for condemning its imposition of apartheid on the Palestinian people. The move by Israel comes in the wake of growing international recognition by dozens of UN human rights experts [1] , governments and global civil...
Palestinian Disability and Human Rights Groups Welcome the List of Issues Report of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Israel
08.10.2020
The Palestinian Disability Coalition, Al-Haq, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and the Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights “Hurryyat” welcome the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (CRPD or ‘the Committee’) List of Issues on Israel, published on 17 September 2020, which...
Urgent Intervention to Immediately Release Hunger Striking Administrative Detainee Maher Al-Akhras Amid Imminent Threat to Life
07.10.2020
Mr. Maher Al-Akhras, a 49-year-old Palestinian administrative detainee in Israeli jails, is currently facing an imminent threat to his life at Kaplan hospital following the increased deterioration and severity of his health condition after 73 days of hunger strike. Mr. Maher announced an ongoing open hunger strike the day of his arrest, on 27 July...
LPHR and Addameer Submit a Joint Complaint to the UN WGAD on the Ongoing Israeli Military Detention of Three Palestinian Female Birzeit University Students
07.10.2020
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights ( LPHR ) and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association ( Addameer ) have submitted a complaint to the United Nations Working Group for Arbitrary Detention concerning the Israeli military authorities ongoing unlawful arbitrary detention of three young female Palestinian Birzeit University students...
Human Rights Organisations Send Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Imminent Threat of Forcible Transfer/Deportation of Salah Hammouri for “Breach of Allegiance”
05.10.2020
On Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 13 Palestinian and regional human rights organisations submitted a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures on the imminent threat of forcible transfer/deportation of Salah Hammouri, a Palestinian-French human rights defender and a lawyer at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights...
Turning Gray in Israeli Prisons
01.10.2020
Today, 1 October 2020, the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations General Assembly designated this day as an opportunity to highlight the essential and influential role of older people in contributing to society, and as a means to spread awareness on the various challenges, older people...
Global Response to Israeli apartheid: A call to the UNGA from Palestinian and international Civil Society Organizations
23.09.2020
Apartheid is a crime against humanity, giving rise to individual criminal responsibility and State responsibility to bring the illegal situation to an end. In May 2020, a large number of Palestinian civil society organisations called on all States to adopt “effective countermeasures, including sanctions, to end Israel’s unlawful acquisition of...

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