Tagged: Political Prisoners

Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners

Regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, which is now in its fourth week, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Qadura Fares, Director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.

on May 15, 2017
Hunger Strikes Highlight Isolation of Palestinian Prisoners News Roundup
Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch

Hunger Strikes Highlight Isolation of Palestinian Prisoners

On April 16, more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners began a hunger strike. Their primary demands include more frequent and lengthy family visits, better prison conditions such as improved medical care, and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention – detention without charge or trial.

on May 2, 2017
Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar Freed After 14 Months in Israeli Prison News Roundup
Middle East Eye/AFP

Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar Freed After 14 Months in Israeli Prison

A prominent Palestinian lawmaker vowed to keep up her campaign for prisoners' rights after being released on Friday following 14 months in an Israeli jail, AFP journalists at the scene said. Leftwinger Khalida Jarrar, 53, was arrested in April 2015 and later sentenced to 15 months in prison for encouraging attacks against Israelis, according to the Israeli army.

on June 3, 2016
Israeli Military Orders Detention of Palestinian Journalist Omar Nazzal News Roundup
The Guardian/AP

Israeli Military Orders Detention of Palestinian Journalist Omar Nazzal

Israel’s military has ordered a Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial. The military said Omar Nazzal is being held in administrative detention on suspicion of “unlawful activity” for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a PLO faction that has been labelled a terrorist organisation by Israel.

on May 2, 2016
Feminist Palestinian Legislator’s Letter From an Israeli Jail on International Women’s Day News Roundup
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

Feminist Palestinian Legislator’s Letter From an Israeli Jail on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe today, March 8th, and is most commonly associated with advancements for the role of women in the workplace and workers’ rights and protections. In the West Bank, leading feminist and imprisoned Marxist-Leninist politician Khalida Jarrar released a statement from jail to mark International Women’s Day.

on March 8, 2016
Israeli Military Court Sentences Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months in Jail News Roundup
Vice

Israeli Military Court Sentences Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months in Jail

Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar was sentenced to 15 months in jail on Monday by an Israeli military court in the West Bank, making her the sixth member of the Palestinian Legislative Council currently in Israeli detention. The sentence was part of a plea bargain that saw Jarrar convicted on 12 counts, including belonging belonging to an illegal organization, violating a travel ban, and incitement to kidnap Israeli soldiers.

on December 7, 2015
Military Court Sentences Feminist Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months News Roundup
Yael Marom, +972 Magazine

Military Court Sentences Feminist Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months

An Israeli military court sentenced Palestinian parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar to 15 months in prison on Sunday. Jarrar, who is a prominent critic of the Palestinian Authority — and specifically its security coordination with Israel — was sentenced after eight months imprisonment, some of which were spent in administrative detention.

on December 7, 2015
Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh Op-Eds & Analysis
Marc Lamont Hill, The Huffington Post

Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh

As a Black activist, many people ask me why I choose to support Palestinian rights. While the answer is in some ways complicated -- triggering significant personal and political questions for me -- in other ways it is quite simple: I stand in solidarity with anyone fighting for freedom. No one is free until everyone is free from oppression.

on October 13, 2015
There Will be No Peace Until Israel’s Occupation of Palestine Ends Op-Eds & Analysis
Marwan Barghouti, The Guardian

There Will be No Peace Until Israel’s Occupation of Palestine Ends

The current escalation in violence did not start with the killing of two Israeli settlers, it started a long while ago and has been going on for years. Every day Palestinians are killed, wounded, arrested. Every day colonialism advances, the siege on our people in Gaza continues, oppression persists. As many today want us to be overwhelmed by the potential consequences of a new spiral of violence, I will plead, as I did in 2002, to deal with its root causes: the denial of Palestinian freedom.

on October 11, 2015
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