Tagged: Detainment

Heavy police raids leave east Jerusalem neighborhood on edge News & Analysis
Joseph Krauss, AP

Heavy police raids leave east Jerusalem neighborhood on edge

In occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police raids on Palestinian neighborhoods have become so bad that Palestinians fear leaving their homes. "...I'’m not just afraid they’ll be arrested, I’m afraid they’ll lose an eye or get shot in the head.”

on March 9, 2020
\International Women’s Day: 43 Palestinian women held in Israel jails News & Analysis
Middle East Monitor

\International Women’s Day: 43 Palestinian women held in Israel jails

On International Women's Day, we remember the 43 Palestinian women held in Israel jails. Israel routinely arrests women and often uses torture and intimidation methods to silence their political work.

on March 9, 2020
Video: Palestinian Teen Eyes Future as ‘Famous Lawyer’ News Roundup
Ian Lee, CNN

Video: Palestinian Teen Eyes Future as ‘Famous Lawyer’

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has been freed from an Israeli prison after serving an eight-month prison sentence for slapping a soldier, according to a spokesman for Israel's Prison Authority. Tamimi's mother, Nariman Tamimi, was also released.

on July 31, 2018
Unprecedented Bill Introduced in US Congress to Deny Israel Aid, Protect Children, and Promote Human News Roundup
David Palumbo-Liu, Huffington Post

Unprecedented Bill Introduced in US Congress to Deny Israel Aid, Protect Children, and Promote Human

On Tuesday, November 14, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act.” The eight original co-sponsors included Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. This piece of legislation has attracted international attention—human rights groups such as the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker charity, and Amnesty International, have come out in support.

on November 16, 2017
The Arrest And Abuse Of Palestinian Children Has To Stop Op-Eds & Analysis
Issa Amro, The Forward

The Arrest And Abuse Of Palestinian Children Has To Stop

As a Palestinian human rights defender, I have been arrested by Israel more times that I can count. I have been beaten, stripped and left outside in the cold, and my family has been threatened with violence. During one of my arrests in 2015, I spent five hours handcuffed to a toilet in a filthy bathroom. The soldiers would enter, cock their guns at me and yell, “I will kill you the way ISIS kills.”

on November 15, 2017
Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children Op-Eds & Analysis
Azadeh Shahshahani, The Nation

Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children

Today, to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, about 1,000 prisoners have begun a hunger strike in protest against decades of arbitrary arrest and inhumane treatment. Approximately 6,300 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 300 children.

on April 17, 2017
Family Fights to Free Disabled Palestinian Man in Israeli Prison Op-Eds & Analysis
Steven Davidson, Mondoweiss

Family Fights to Free Disabled Palestinian Man in Israeli Prison

If only I had known someone working in 3-D animation, a disabled man may have been free right now. Last October, I had spoken with Farid Abudheir, a Palestinian professor at An-Najah University, in Nablus, West Bank to discuss his previous detention at the Petah Tikvah Detention Center for 22 days...

on August 31, 2016
Mass Protests in West Bank City After Palestinian Detainee Dies News Roundup
Reuters and Agence France-Presse

Mass Protests in West Bank City After Palestinian Detainee Dies

NABLUS, WEST BANK // Nablus, the second largest city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was gripped by violent protests on Tuesday after the death of a Palestinian detainee. Ahmed Halawa, the alleged ringleader in the killing of two Palestinian policemen last week, died in custody...

on August 23, 2016
Five US citizens detained, interrogated, denied entry to Israel News Roundup
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Mondoweiss

Five US citizens detained, interrogated, denied entry to Israel

On July 17, 2016, a group of young American delegates traveled to Israel-Palestine in order to observe the conditions under which Palestinians live, and to gain a better understanding of the situation on the ground. Upon their arrival, a US Campaign staffer and four other members of the group — all carrying US passports...

on August 4, 2016
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