Tagged: Torture

Israel’s Mass Incarceration of Palestinians Fact Sheets
IMEU

Israel’s Mass Incarceration of Palestinians

Since occupying the Palestinian West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza during the June 1967 war, Israel has imprisoned nearly a million Palestinians, including nonviolent human rights activists, in an attempt to crush any resistance to its military rule and theft of Palestinian land for its illegal settlement enterprise.

on June 7, 2017
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
Mohammad Sabaaneh’s Dangerous Cartoons News Roundup
Marguerite Dabaie, The Electronic Intifada

Mohammad Sabaaneh’s Dangerous Cartoons

Palestinian culture is in itself a dangerous act, a reason to be caged. So suggests a cartoon in a new anthology of work by Mohammad Sabaaneh. The panel shows a group of men and women in traditional dress...

on May 8, 2017
International Community Urged to Stand With Palestinian Political Prisoners Hunger Striking in… Op-Eds & Analysis
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
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
When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us Op-Eds & Analysis
Noura Erakat, Jezebel

When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us

“In the US, we are living in a time that is worse than the few years after the September 11th attacks,” said Rasmea Odeh to nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Chicago Teachers Union Hall to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. “Israeli and U.S. policies make it easy to target our people,” she continued, “but Palestinians are resisting these attacks...

on March 24, 2017
No Way to Treat a Child Videos
IMEU

No Way to Treat a Child

75% of Palestinian children interviewed reported enduring physical violence by Israeli forces after being arrested. See our new video highlighting their testimonies based on a recently released report by Defence for Children International Palestine.

on May 9, 2016
Ex-Abu Ghraib Interrogator: Israelis Trained U.S. to Use “Palestinian Chair” Torture Device News Roundup
Democracy Now!

Ex-Abu Ghraib Interrogator: Israelis Trained U.S. to Use “Palestinian Chair” Torture Device

As a former interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor for the private security firm CACI, Eric Fair was stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison and in Fallujah in 2004. While in Fallujah, he witnessed a torture device known as the Palestinian chair. He writes in his new book, "Consequence: A Memoir," that the chair was a way to immobilize prisoners in order to break them down both physically and mentally.

on April 7, 2016
Palestinians Forever Changed by Israeli Torture News Roundup
Jonathan Brown, Al Jazeera

Palestinians Forever Changed by Israeli Torture

Abed Abu Sharefa's hand was on the front door of his home in Jalazone refugee camp as Israeli soldiers worked to break through from the other side and arrest him. The scar under his left eyebrow, where the metal door blew inwards, is still visible seven years on. Abu Sharefa, 25, told Al Jazeera that his right ear still hurts from the beatings he received at the hands of Israeli interrogators early in the 14-month detention that followed his violent arrest.

on April 5, 2016
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