Tagged: Prison

Israel Mulls Bringing in Foreign Doctors to Force-feed Palestinian Hunger Strikers
Haaretz

Israel Mulls Bringing in Foreign Doctors to Force-feed Palestinian Hunger Strikers

The Israel Prisons Service is considering bringing foreign doctors to help force-feed hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners because the Israel Medical Association has refused to allow its members to participate in such actions...

on May 8, 2017
Hunger Strikes Highlight Isolation of Palestinian Prisoners
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
International Community Urged to Stand With Palestinian Political Prisoners Hunger Striking in…
Hiba Zayadin, Muftah

International Community Urged to Stand With Palestinian Political Prisoners Hunger Striking in…

In Israeli prisons today, over 6300 Palestinian political prisoners languish in horrible conditions. For the most part, they spend years, in near oblivion, enduring administrative detention, farce trials, solitary confinement...

on April 19, 2017
Palestinian Wins Berlinale Award With Documentary on Israeli Prison
DPA and Nirit Anderman, Haaretz

Palestinian Wins Berlinale Award With Documentary on Israeli Prison

Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni won Saturday the Berlinale's first-ever Silver Bear for best documentary for "Istiyad Ashbah" ("Ghost Hunting"), in which former inmates reenact events...

on February 18, 2017
21 Palestinian Journalists in Israeli Prisons
Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada

21 Palestinian Journalists in Israeli Prisons

The number of Palestinian journalists in Israeli prisons has risen to 21. This includes eight media workers arrested since the start of this year, prisoners rights group Addameer said on Monday. Among them are Addameer’s own media coordinator Hassan Safadi and Omar Nazzal, a member of the general secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

on June 20, 2016
Palestinian Learns to Make Recycled Art in Prison
Sheren Khalel, Al Jazeera

Palestinian Learns to Make Recycled Art in Prison

Ghassan al-Azzeh was detained by Israeli occupation forces and sent to prison when he was just 16 years old. As a young teen in an adult detention facility, al-Azzeh was lost until a group of older artists, also Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, took him in. Al-Azzeh was interested in art before he was arrested, but did not take the craft seriously until it became his only reprieve from the daily life of prison.

on June 11, 2016
Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar Freed After 14 Months in Israeli Prison
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
Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Condition Deteriorates After 68 Days
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Condition Deteriorates After 68 Days

The Palestinian Health Ministry has cautioned about a deterioration in the condition of Sami Janazra, a Palestinian man in administrative detention who has been on a hunger strike for 68 days. Janazra, of Al Fawwar refugee camp, has been at Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva for about a week, where he has refused medical treatment in protest of his being held without trial.

on May 9, 2016
Palestinian Student Leaders Facing Jail for Opposing Occupation
Rori Donaghy & Lubna Masarwa, Middle East Eye

Palestinian Student Leaders Facing Jail for Opposing Occupation

Students at Palestine’s leading university will choose their new president on 16 May, after recent elections in which a Hamas-linked bloc won a majority of seats, but a prominent student activist says their new leader will almost certainly be imprisoned by Israeli authorities.

on May 9, 2016
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