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Israel raids Ramallah TV stations
2/29/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided two Palestinian television networks early Wednesday in Ramallah and briefly detained four employees, journalists said. Soldiers confiscated computers used by editors and reporters in Watan TV's newsroom and general offices as well as administrative and financial files, the network said. Troops also raided Al-Quds Educational TV.... Related: PA: Israel seizing broadcast frequencies and Israel raids Ramallah TV stations

Israel raids Ramallah TV stations
2/29/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - 29 February 2012, Ma'an News - Israeli forces raided two Palestinian television networks early Wednesday in Ramallah and briefly detained four employees, journalists said. Soldiers confiscated computers used by editors and reporters in Watan TV's newsroom and general offices as well as administrative and financial files, the network said. Troops also raided.... Related: Ma'an: Israel raids Ramallah TV stations and Israel raids Ramallah TV stations

[uruknet.info] Free Hanaa Shalabi, End Administrative Detention
Uruknet February 28, 2012 - Hanaa Shalabi is on hunger strike. She is a Palestinian female political prisoner from the village of Burgin near Jenin. She was kidnapped from her home on February 16, 2012 by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in the middle of the night. Hanna's family was ordered outside the house, she was blindfolded and...

Khader Adnan 'stable' after surgery
2/29/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Khader Adnan is in a stable condition after undergoing surgery on his intestine after his 66 day hunger strike, a lawyer for the Palestinian detainees' center said Tuesday. Raed Mahamid said after visiting Adnan in Zeev hospital in northern Israeli town Safed that his condition is good, and he is....

PA calls on Israel to release Hana Shalabi
2/28/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday called for Israel to release a female detainee who has been on hunger strike in Israeli jail for 13 days. Hana Shalabi started a hunger strike on Feb. 16 after she was re-arrested by Israeli forces, despite being freed in a prisoner swap deal in October.... Related: Israel police: Aqsa status quo still applies

Islamic Jihad woman stages hunger strike over detention
Jerusalem Post 28 Feb 2012 - Hana Shalabi’s father calls for further kidnapping of soldiers to secure release of Palestinian prisoners.

[uruknet.info] Palestinian prisoners welcome call for international day of action on 17 April
Uruknet February 27, 2012 - Political prisoner Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and civil society leader currently held in Gilboa prison, says that Palestinian prisoners welcome the call for an international day of action on 17 April, Palestinian Prisoners' Day. He also says that Palestinian political prisoners at Gilboa held a one-day hunger strike on...

IOA moves detained academician to hospital
PIC - The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) transferred detained Palestinian academician Dr. Mohammed Salibi from Ofer jail to hospital after his health condition declined.

Oakland carries Khader Adnan to Occupy San Quentin
Mondoweiss -  (Photo: Marin Independent Journal) On Monday, February 20, 700 activists with Occupy Oakland descended upon San Quentin State Prison .  Palestinian and Arab activists organized a small contingency to focus on hunger striker Khader Adnan. Occupiers were surrounded by police as they held signs and distributed...

Free Hanaa Shalabi, End Administrative Detention
Palestine Chronicle: 28 Feb 2012 - By Mahmoud El-Yousseph Hanaa Shalabi is on hunger strike. She is a Palestinian female political prisoner from the village of Burgin near Jenin. She was kidnapped from her home on February 16, 2012 by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in the middle of the night. Hanna’s family was ordered outside the house, she was blindfolded and handcuffed. All cell phones and computers in the house were confiscated and a photograph of her brother hanging on the wall, who was killed by IOF in 2005, was torn up and stepped upon by one of the soldiers. Hanaa was also beaten and sexually harassed by the IOF. Her attorney stated, "she is demanding the end of administrative detention and that the soldiers who beat her up and undressed her to carry out a body search be put on trial." Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely...more

School Children Organize Solidarity Protest with Detainee Shalabi
IMEMC - As Palestinian Political Detainee Hana Ash-Shalabi entered her twelfth day of open-ended hunger strike on Monday, school children and teachers organized a solidarity protest. ...

Palestinian woman on hunger strike in prison
Jerusalem Post 27 Feb 2012 - Hana Shalabi, a member of Islamic Jihad, is protesting her treatment in Israeli prison, according to officials.

[uruknet.info] Israel issues third consecutive detention order against prisoner of conscience Ahmad Qatamesh
Uruknet February 27, 2012 - The Palestinian prisoners advocacy group Addameer announced on Twitter yesterday that Israel had renewed administrative detention orders against Palestinian writer Ahmad Qatamesh for an additional six months. This is the third consecutive administrative detention order issued against Qatamesh. The Palestinian writer and academic has been held without charge since 21 April 2011,...

[uruknet.info] We supported Khader Adnan NOW lets support Hana Shalabi
Uruknet February 26, 2012 - Khader Adnan is a name that made history, he is a Palestinian hero who won his battle for his dignity and he won over injustice and cruelty. He was illegally detained after he was kidnapped from his bed by Israeli police; he started a hunger strike to protest against his illegal administrative...

Palestinian woman on hunger strike in prison
Daily Star 27 Feb 2012 A Palestinian woman, released by Israel in a prisoner swap last year but re-arrested earlier this month and held without charge, is on a hunger strike to protest at her treatment.

IOA isolates hunger striker Shalabi in Jewish homicide ward
PIC - The Israeli Hasharon prison administration has moved hunger striker Hana’a Shalabi to an isolation cell in the midst of Jewish female homicide convicts.

MP Mansour urges Egypt to swiftly intervene to save the life of Shalabi
PIC - MP Mona Mansour has urged Egypt, in her capacity as the patron of the prisoners’ exchange deal between Hamas and Israel, to swiftly intervene and save the life of hunger striker Hana’a Shalabi.

IOF soldiers break into the home of liberated prisoner
PIC - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) broke into the home of a liberated prisoner in Nablus at dawn Monday and searched it, relatives said.

Israeli Soldiers Detain Palestinian Eight-Grader near Hebron
WAFA - 27 Feb 2012

Re-Arrested Female Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 11 Days
Palestine Solidarity Project 26 Feb 2012 - JENIN (Ma’an) — A 29-year-old woman, who was re-arrested by Israeli forces four months after her release from jail in a prisoner swap deal, has been on hunger strike for eleven days, relatives told Ma’an on Saturday. Hana Shalabi, from the northern West Bank village Burqin,...

Prisoners exiled to Turkey reflect on swap deal
2/26/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinians released by Israel in an October prisoner swap, and exiled to Turkey, told Ma'an on Saturday of the mixed blessings that came with freedom."No one can know the suffering of imprisonment except those who experience it. Neither can anyone describe the feeling being in exile," Haroon Nasser....

[uruknet.info] Palestinian woman on 11th day of hunger strike, as parents join her to protest no-charge detention by Israel
Uruknet February 26, 2012 - As Palestinian "administrative detainee" Hana Al-Shalabi, 29, entered her eleventh day on hunger strike, her parents continued their own hunger strike in solidarity, against their daughter's imprisonment without charge or trial by Israel. Hana was arrested from her home in Burqin village near Jenin on 17 February in the Israeli-occupied West Bank....

[uruknet.info] Hana Ash-Shalabi; A Struggle Against Administrative Detention
Uruknet February 25, 2012 - Today, 28 year old Palestinian female political prisoner Hana' Yahya Ash-Shalabi enters her 9th day of an open-ended hunger strike in the Israeli HaSharon jail. She is currently in solitary confinement and, according to latest reports, her health condition is deteriorating. Hana' was kidnapped from her home in Burqin, Jenin on 16.02.2012...

Four political detainees on hunger strike for one week
PIC - Four detainees in the PA jails have been on hunger strike in Nablus jails for the past week demanding their release, relatives said on Sunday.

Hana’a on 11th day of hunger strike amidst calls for saving her life
PIC - Palestinian administrative detainee Hana’a Shalabi has entered her 11th day of hunger strike demanding her immediate release as a human rights group called for saving her life.

Palestinian detained in Sinai weapons raid
2/25/2012 - EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian was detained in Egypt's northern Sinai after a weapons cache was found in his house, Egyptian security officials said Saturday. Military and police forces seized five bombs, bullets and knives from the Palestinian's home in El-Arish's Hay Karm Abu Njeela neighborhood. The....

Palestinian female detainee Hana'a Shalabi on tenth day of hunger strike
2/25/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - 25 February 2012, Palestine Information Center - Detained young woman Hana'a Shalabi has entered her tenth day of hunger strike protesting her administrative detention despite being released late last year in the prisoners' exchange deal between Hamas and Israel. Attallah Abulsabh, the minister of prisoners in the Haneyya government, said that Hana'.... Related: Palestine Information Center

[uruknet.info] New Video Showing Israeli Soldiers Abusing A Cuffed, Blindfolded Palestinian
Uruknet February 25, 2012 - A new video showing Israeli soldiers abusing a cuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainee was released after being shot by a hidden camera in Ni'lin village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The video shows a cuffed and blindfolded Palestinian youth who was kidnapped during the weekly nonviolent protest against the...

[uruknet.info] Growing support for international action on Palestinian Political Prisoners Day
Uruknet February 24, 2012 - The list of organizations that have endorsed the call to support Khader Adnan's fight for the rights of Palestinian political prisoners is growing. UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights Richard Falk expressed his support to the call in an email to the intitiators. South African former political prisoners who resisted apartheid...

Palestinian female detainee on tenth day of hunger strike
PIC - Detained young woman Hana’a Shalabi has entered her tenth day of hunger strike protesting her administrative detention despite being released late last year in the prisoners’ exchange deal.

IOF soldiers storm homes of detainee’s sisters
PIC - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the homes of two Palestinian women, the sisters of a prisoner, in Al-Khalil in a pre-dawn raid on Saturday, relatives said.

How Khader Adnan Exposed the Irrationality of Administrative Detention
Uri Avnery, CounterPunch 2/24/2012
      A Shining Victory for Non-Violence
     A PALESTINIAN village, somewhere in the West Bank.
     In the middle of the night, banging on the door and shouts in Arabic: “Israeli army. Open up!”
     Somebody – most often the mother – opens the door. The heavily armed soldiers rush in and drag the victim out of bed. They throw him to the floor in full view of his wife and children (or parents and siblings), blindfold and handcuff him behind his back, and drag him to a jeep. The victim may be 15 or 70 years old or any age in between.
     After several days of interrogation, with or without “moderate physical pressure” (as a High Court judge delicately put it), if no satisfactory confession is forthcoming, the prisoner is consigned to “administrative detention” which may last six months and can be renewed for year after year . The judicial overview is a farce. The prisoner is not informed of what he is accused and by whom, evidence is kept secret from both the prisoner and his or her lawyer.
     In the course of the occupation, tens of thousands of Palestinians have experienced this procedure. At present, some 300 are in administrative detention (among the ten thousand or so who were judged by military or civilian courts.)
     Now one of them has said: Enough!
     KHADER ADNAN MUHAMMAD MUSA has been arrested several times before....
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New Video Showing Israeli Soldiers Abusing A Cuffed, Blindfolded Palestinian
IMEMC - A new video showing Israeli soldiers abusing a cuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainee was released after being shot by a hidden camera in Ni’lin village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. ...

Female Detainee Declares Hunger Strike
IMEMC - Palestinian Researcher, specialized in Detainees Affairs, Riyadh Al-Ashqar, stated that female detainee Hana’ Yahia Ash-Shalaby, 28, declared hunger strike after Israel transferred her into Administrative Detention without charges for six months. ...

[uruknet.info] Female Palestinian Detainee Declares Hunger Strike
Uruknet February 24, 2012 - Palestinian Researcher, specialized in Detainees Affairs, Riyadh Al-Ashqar, stated that female detainee Hana' Yahia Ash-Shalaby, 28, declared hunger strike after Israel transferred her into Administrative Detention without charges for six months. Hana' was kidnapped by the army one week ago when the soldiers rearrested five of the detainees, including Hana', who were...

[uruknet.info] Israeli Military Courts as Enforcement Mechanism of Occupation
Uruknet February 23, 2012 - ...Khader Adnan is the latest in a long line of heroes and heroines of the Palestinian prisoners' movement. Over the years, many of them have used the hunger strike - Adnan the longest - as a powerful weapon of dissent and resistance, placing their bodies on the line to confront the occupation...

PA: Soldiers re-arrest prisoner freed in exchange deal
2/23/2012 - TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian security sources said Wednesday that Israel arrested a man freed in last October's exchange deal between Hamas and Israel, in the third such arrest this week. An Israeli army spokeswoman denied the Palestinian Authority's assertion that soldiers raided the Tulkarem village of Qaffin and detained Majday....

Group: Woman arrested after 'stabbing attempt'
2/23/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces beat up and detained a Palestinian woman Thursday near Hebron after she was accused of trying to stab an Israeli soldier, a Palestinian rights group said. The head of the Palestinian prisoners society condemned the violence against Aysha Musa Hassan Ghannam, 24. She sustained bruising all over her body....

Khader Adnan: A selfless Palestinian hero
2/23/2012 - Daoud Kuttab - It might have been a small gesture, but it spoke volumes. After Khader Adnan, the Palestinian administrative detainee on his 66th day of hunger strike agreed to end his protest, he refused to eat until all fellow hunger striking Palestinians were informed about his decision. Speaking on Voice of Palestine, Adnan Musa, Khader....

[uruknet.info] Israeli Troops Kidnap A Former Detainee, His Wife And Daughter
Uruknet February 23, 2012 - Palestinian security sources reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at night, former political prisoner, Majdi Al-Ajouly, in addition to his wife and underage daughter, in Foqeen village, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The sources added that at least 6 armored military vehicles invaded the village, and surrounded the...

[uruknet.info] Israeli Prison's Authority Move 120 Prisoners To Unknown Location
Uruknet February 22, 2012 - One day after the deal between the Palestinian Prisoner Khader Adnan who ended his hunger-strike after 66 days, the Israeli prisons' administration transferred approximately 120 prisoners from Negev Desert Prison to an unknown location. A press statement issued by the prisoners published by the Palestinian Prisoners' Society, said that 120 prisoners were...

[uruknet.info] World must pressure Israel to end 'administrative detention' scandal
Uruknet February 22, 2012 - Hundreds of Palestinian activists and intellectuals have suffered the cruel Israeli practice known has administrative detention. They languish in detention camps not knowing the reason for their detention or the date of their release.Detainees include some of the most popular Palestinian leaders, instrumental to the life of their immediate communities, such as...

Abulsabh: Israel retracts promises in exchange deal, Egypt should intervene
PIC - Gaza minister of prisoners Dr. Attalla Abulsabh has lashed out at the IOA for recanting on its promises in the prisoners’ exchange deal, brokered by Egypt, not to re-arrest freed prisoners.

Khader Adnan: A selfless Palestinian hero
Daoud Kuttab, Ma’an News Agency 2/23/2012
      It might have been a small gesture, but it spoke volumes. After Khader Adnan, the Palestinian administrative detainee on his 66th day of hunger strike agreed to end his protest, he refused to eat until all fellow hunger striking Palestinians were informed about his decision.
     Speaking on Voice of Palestine, Adnan Musa, Khader’s father, said his son would not eat until he was assured that his decision to end the hunger strike was transmitted to the hundreds of fellow Palestinian prisoners who were on a solidarity hunger strike with him.
     The elder Adnan said that all prisoners had broken their fast after evening prayer at about 5 p.m. and Khader only agreed to take some butter milk at around 7 p.m., after being reassured that his supporters had first ended their hunger strike.
     Khader Adnan is a hero by all counts. He single-handedly exposed the unjust Israeli practice of holding Palestinians in extended detention without charge or trial.
     The military objections committee that is charged with supervising these detentions is a sham.
     Israeli military judges are given secret evidence by fellow Israeli intelligence officers, which cannot be viewed or challenged for authenticity by the prisoners or their lawyers.
     At present, over 300 Palestinian prisoners are held without official charge or trial. According to the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, at one time over 1,700 Palestinians were held under such circumstances.
     The so-called objections committee can renew the six-month detention orders as many times as it wants.
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Israeli Military Courts as Enforcement Mechanism of Occupation
Palestine Chronicle: 23 Feb 2012 - By Charlotte Kates 'As for your judicial apparatus…: it is one of the instruments of the occupation whose function is to give the cover of legal legitimacy to the crimes of the occupation, in addition to consecrating its systems and allowing the imposition of these systems on our people through force. This judicial apparatus also supports the administration of this occupation - which is the worst form of state-organized terrorism - as if you were in a permanent state of self-defense. The legitimate resistance of our people is seen as if it were terrorism that must be combated and liquidated and judgment is placed upon those that practice or support it. And in the face of this contradiction between two logics, there would have to be a conviction.' – Ahmad Sa'adat , Palestinian leader and political prisoner, addressing Israeli military court. Khader Adnan's 66 days of hunger strike under administrative detention,...more

Troops kidnap A Former Detainee, His Wife And Daughter
IMEMC - Palestinian security sources reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at night, former political prisoner, Majdi Al-Ajouly, in addition to his wife and underage daughter, in Foqeen village, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. ...

Israeli Prison's Authority Move 120 Prisoners To Unknown Location
IMEMC - One day after the deal between the Palestinian Prisoner Khader Adnan who ended his hunger-strike after 66 days, the Israeli prisons' administration transferred approximately 120 prisoners from Negev Desert Prison to an unknown location. ...

Administrative detainees to boycott military courts
2/22/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian prisoners society said Wednesday that administrative detainees are set to boycott Israeli military courts in protest against the practice of detention without charge. Detainees told the group that Khader Adnan's struggle has created an opportunity for them to fight against the practice of administrative detention. It is....

The world must heed Khader Adnan's call: Make Palestinian Political Prisoners' Day, 17 April 2012, a day of international action
2/22/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - 21 February 2012, Samidoun - Organizational endorsements are welcome for this statement."I hereby assert that I am confronting the occupiers not for my own sake as an individual, but for the sake of thousands of prisoners who are being deprived of their simplest human rights while the world and international community look on," Sheikh Khader....

[uruknet.info] The world must heed Khader Adnan's call: Make Palestinian Political Prisoners' Day, 17 April 2012, a day of international action
Uruknet February 22, 2012 - As of January 2012, 4,417 Palestinian political prisoners are held in jails in Israel, including 170 children and 6 women. Just like Khader, 310 prisoners are held - without charge or trial - under administrative detention including over 20 lawmakers. In solidarity with them, and to broaden Khader's struggle, we will actively...

[uruknet.info] Palestinian prisoners to boycott Israeli military courts
Uruknet February 22, 2012 - Palestinian prisoners under administrative detention have shelved their differing political allegiances in order to jointly boycott Israeli military courts, announced the Palestinian Prisoner's club on Wednesday. This action taken by those who have been detained without charge or a trial, the club explained, is a rejection of the legitimacy of these courts...

[uruknet.info] DCI File Complain About Abuse and Maltreatment of Detained Palestinian Children
Uruknet February 21, 2012 - Defense for Children International (DCI) in Palestine submitted a complaint to the legal supervisor of the Israeli government and the Israeli prisons' administration on behalf of a 16 year old child, Rashid C, from Hares village. DCI demanded an immediate investigation into the physical and psychological abuse and maltreatment of Rashid by...

Israeli troops storm Negev jail
PIC - Heavy armed Israeli soldiers stormed ward 7 in the Negev desert prison assisted by dogs and assaulted prisoners on Tuesday evening.

Tadamun: Israeli jailers transfer two ill brothers to Ramla jail
PIC - The international Tadamun (solidarity) society for human rights said two brothers in serious medical condition were transferred from the 1948 occupied land to the hospital of Ramla prison.

Khader Adnan Ends Hunger Strike in Triumph
Tikun Olam - Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan ended his 65 day hunger strike in an Israeli prison last night, after Israeli authorities made a deal that he would be released in April at the end of his current term. There are a few conditions that might allow Israel...

66-day hunger strike ends after Israel agrees to free Khader Adnan
IMEMC - Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike on Tuesday after meeting with Israeli officials who pledged to release him in April. Khader had been near death, facing possible organ failure, for the last week in an Israeli prison hospital. ...

Journalists light 66 candles in solidarity with the imprisoned Khader Adnan
IMEMC - On Monday evening, in the field of Martyr Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, a number of Palestinian journalists lit 66 candles to represent the number of days spent by the prisoner Khader Adnan on hunger strike. ...

PA: Khader Adnan to end strike
2/21/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority minister of prisoners affairs said Tuesday that Israel intends to release hunger striking prisoner Khader Adnan after his current administrative detention term. In return, Adnan agreed to end his strike, according to Issa Qaraqe, the prisoners minister. The term will end April 17, he said. Adnan has not....

Forces 'seize man at Adnan rally' near Ramallah
2/21/2012 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of Palestinians rallied outside Israel's Ofer military base on Tuesday to support hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan. Protesters marched from Birzeit University to support Adnan, who it was later announced will be released on April 17 to end his 66-day hunger strike against his treatment. Israeli forces detained....

Bethlehem demonstration stopped at checkpoint
2/21/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian demonstrators marched toward a Bethlehem checkpoint on Tuesday, before being stopped by Palestinian security forces. Dozens of university students carrying Palestinian flags set off from Bethlehem University towards the Israeli military checkpoint next to Rachel's Tomb in the west of the city, protesting the situation of hunger-striking prisoner....

Israeli forces detain 3 during clashes in Al-Aqsa
2/21/2012 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained three Palestinians in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday, after clashes broke out when two groups of Israelis toured the holy site. Witnesses told Ma'an that eight Israelis and a group of tourists were escorted by more than 40 Israeli soldiers into the Haram....

Palestinian detainee ends hunger strike
AlJazeera 21 Feb 2012 - Israel agrees to free Khader Adnan on April 17 as part of a deal to end his 66-day fast over his illegal detention.

Hunger strike ends for Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan
The National 21 Feb 2012 - The 66-day protest by the baker from the West Bank town of Araba was the longest in memory and his lawyers had said that he was near death.

Palestinian prisoner ends 66-day hunger strike after Israel guarantees his release
Ha'aretz - 21 Feb 2012

Palestinian prisoner ends 66-day hunger strike
Jerusalem Post 21 Feb 2012 - Khader Adnan agrees to end hunger strike in light of a deal struck between the state and his lawyers.

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan ends 66-day hunger strike
The Guardian 21 Feb 2012 - Adnan agrees to start taking food immediately, after deal reached for his release from Israeli custody on 17 April A Palestinian prisoner whose life was in danger after he refused food for 66 days agreed on...

[uruknet.info] Administrative detention in perspective of International and humanitarian law
Uruknet February 21, 2012 - The phenomena of administrative detention in the occupied Palestinian territory, has increased in year 2011, where the occupying power during that year converted the arrest of more than 88 Palestinian detainees to administrative detention, which is based on the administrative order only, without the intervention of the judiciary power and without indictment...

[uruknet.info] Israeli decision to release Palestinian detainee in April insufficient'
Uruknet February 21, 2012 - The Israeli authorities' decision to release a Palestinian detainee by mid-April is insufficient, Amnesty International said amid reports that he has agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike. The organization has urged Israel to release Khader Adnan immediately to allow him to receive urgent medical treatment. The 33-year-old baker - allegedly affiliated...

[uruknet.info] Palestinian Authority accuses Red Cross of failing to protect prisoners
Uruknet February 21, 2012 - An official Palestinian report has accused the International Committee of the Red Cross of failing to protect Palestinian prisoners "who are exposed to massive violations of their rights and dignity in Israel's prisons and interrogation centres". The report was issued on Monday 20th February. In it, the Ministry of Prisoners and Freed...

MK Tibi: Adnan came out a winner
YNet News, 21 Feb 2012 - MK Ahmad Tibi says Palestinian detainee's imprisonment was unjust, lauds deal that brought end to Adnan's hunger strike ....

Khader Adnan, Palestinian Hunger Striker, to Be Freed
New York Times 21 Feb 2012 - Israeli authorities agreed to release Khader Adnan, who fasted for 66 days to protest being detained without charges, in April if no major new evidence is brought against him.

If Adnan is freed, there will still be 309 prisoners in administrative detention
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Demonstration in Hebron Shows Solidarity With Khader Adnan
Palestine Solidarity Project 20 Feb 2012 - On Monday, February 20th, 2012, Palestinian demonstrators in the city of Hebron gathered outside of Red Cross offices to express their solidarity with Khader Adnan, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli prison who has been hunger striking for 65 days. Khader has been held without charge...

Prisoners plan 'day of anger' to support Adnan
2/20/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority's prisoners affairs minister Issa Qaraqe said Monday that detainees in Israeli prisons are planning a comprehensive hunger strike on Thursday. In a statement received by the ministry, prisoners said that Thursday will be a "day of anger" to protest against Israeli negligence and mistreatment of detainees.... Related: Israeli court moves forward Adnan hearing

Knesset member Tibi visits Adnan in Israeli hospital
2/20/2012 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Knesset member Ahmad Tibi on Monday visited hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan in an Israeli hospital, expressing his support for the detainee's protest against his detention without charge." Adnan in a very serious health condition but his spirits are high," Tibi told reporters after the visit to Rifka Zaef....

Barghouthi: Israel responsible for Adnan's life
2/20/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative Mustafa Barghouthi said Monday that Israel is responsible for Khader Adnan's life." We are in an international campaign to stand by detainee Adnan and impose more pressure on Israel," he said in a statement. Barghouthi praised Adnan for his personal war against....

Gaza sit-in, rally back Khader Adnan; general strike set for Tuesday
2/20/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - By Joe Catron, 20 February 2012, Mondoweiss - Every Monday morning the families of 445 Gaza Palestinians detained by Israel occupy the courtyard of Gaza's International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters to demand that the ICRC fulfill its obligation to protect the rights of their imprisoned relatives. This week's gathering was.... Related: Mondoweiss and Israeli court moves forward Adnan hearing

Israel's Supreme Court moves up hearing of Palestinian prisoner on months-long hunger strike
Ha'aretz - 20 Feb 2012

Placing Dignity Above Food
IPS On the day Israel released some 550 Palestinian prisoners in the second half of a swap for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who had been held for five-and-a-half years by Hamas in Gaza, an Islamic Jihad activist started an agonising hunger strike.

[uruknet.info] The Khader Adnan Hunger Strike in Context
Uruknet February 19, 2012 - The hunger strike struggle in which Khader Adnan is engaged in is based on long epic experience of strikes, where the Palestinian detainees' steadfastness dazzled even the jailers who slam the doors of cells. And without these hunger strikes which were culminated with martyrs, the detainees won't be able to grab their...

[uruknet.info] PCHR Calls upon the International Community to Save the Life of the Palestinian Detainee, Khader Adnan, Who Is on Hunger Strike
Uruknet February 19, 2012 - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned for the life of Khader Adnan, a detainee in Israeli jails, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months. PCHR calls upon the international community to pressurize Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) to release Adnan, who has been placed under administrative...

MK Tibi: Israel must free Palestinian hunger striker
YNet News, 20 Feb 2012 - Arab MK 'doesn't understand rationale' behind keeping Khader Adnan shackled to hospital bed; warns of West Bank, Gaza protests if prisoner dies in Israel ....

UFree: Israeli doctors conceal torture incidents in Israeli jails
PIC - The Oslo-based European Network to support the rights of Palestinian Prisoners-UFree said many Israeli doctors covered up torture incidents that happened to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Israel Speeds Hearing for Palestinian on Hunger Strike
New York Times 20 Feb 2012 - Khader Adnan’s hearing had first been scheduled for Thursday but his lawyers and human rights groups representing the hospitalized detainee were worried that he would not survive that long.

Gaza sit-in, rally back Khader Adnan; general strike set for Tuesday
Mondoweiss -   Every Monday morning the families of 445 Gaza Palestinians detained by Israel occupy the courtyard of Gaza’s International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters to demand that the ICRC fulfill its obligation to protect the rights of their imprisoned relatives. This week’s gathering was infused...

Bassem Tamimi to Judge: I Do Not Recognize Your Rules
Popular Struggle Coordination Committee 2/20/2012
      Bassem Tamimi from Nabi Saleh testified yesterday as part of the defense's case in the ongoing trial against him. Tamimi, suspected of protest related charges, was arrested on March last year, and remains in detention since.
     After 11 months in an Israeli jail, Bassem Tamimi, a prominent Palestinian activist from Nabi Saleh, was given a chance to plead his case before the military court in regards to the allegations against him, denying them in full while owning up to his and his village's struggle against the Occupation and the theft of their lands. Tamimi, who was recognized by the European Union as a human rights defender last year, said, "International law gives us the right to peaceful protest, to demonstrate our refusal of the policies that hurt us, our daily life and the future of our children".
     Tamimi began his testimony by telling of his past experience in Israeli prisons and interrogation rooms. He recounted how he was tortured so badly by the Israeli Shin Bet in 1993 that he suffered a severe Intracranial hemorrhage which left him unconscious for a week and partially paralyzed.
     He then continued to explain the reason behind the Nabi Saleh protests, saying "I do not know and do not care if they are permitted by your law, as it was enacted by an authority I do not recognize". He narrated how the settlers from the nearby Halamish continuously took over lands belonging to his village since the 1970s abetted by the army and how, when villagers tried to prevent the latest attempts to seize their lands, the Israeli army exerted repression tactics against them. "Every time we try to help them work the land, before we reach it, they disperse us using rubber bullets, tear gas and using excessive force. This is what happens every Friday", he said. -- See also: Video: Archive footage and an interview with Tamimi shortly before his arrest
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Al Jazeera: Khader Adnan: No food without freedom
Palestine Solidarity Project 20 Feb 2012 - http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/02/201221715355300838.html Friday is the 62nd day of the Palestinian prisoner’s protest against his detention by Israel. Sixty-one days. That is how long it’s been since Khader Adnan has eaten. The 33-year-old Palestinian was taken from his home in Arrabeh village near Jenin in the occupied West...

The Khader Adnan Hunger Strike in Context
Palestine Solidarity Project 19 Feb 2012 - The hunger strike struggle in which Khader Adnan is engaged in is based on long epic experience of strikes, where the Palestinian detainees’ steadfastness dazzled even the jailers who slam the doors of cells. And without these hunger strikes which were culminated with martyrs, the detainees...

PCHR Calls upon the International Community to Save the Life of the Detainee Khader Adnan
IMEMC - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned for the life of Khader Adnan, a detainee in Israeli jails, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months. PCHR calls upon the international community to pressurize Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) to release Adnan, who has been placed under administrative detention without trial. ...

Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at Al-Aqsa
2/19/2012 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, leaving several Palestinians and one police officer injured. Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said forces entered the site after stones were thrown at a group of Christian tourists. Police detained three Palestinians inside the compound, he said. Official....

[uruknet.info] Solidarity hunger strikers in Israeli jails face harsh punishment, prisoner says
Uruknet February 19, 2012 - Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in solidarity with Khader Adnan are facing harsh punishment by Israeli prison authorities who fear unrest could spread if Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for 64 days, deteriorates further or dies. Meanwhile the Israeli High Court has announced it will hear an appeal from Khader...

[uruknet.info] Detainees In Ramon Punished For Protesting Abuse
Uruknet February 18, 2012 The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported Friday that Palestinian political detainees held at the Ramon Israeli prison, are being punished for protesting abuse against their families, who are being ordered to undergo humiliation and strip search before they visit their detained family members. The PPS stated that these punishments include depriving them from...

[uruknet.info] Child denied right to visit jailed Palestinian father
Uruknet February 18, 2012 - Ramallah: "Please take me to my father. I want to see him," is the only cry of five-year-old Mohammad Wael Eshtaiwi whose father is languishing in an Israeli prison. An inmate of the Negev Prison, Mohammad's father has been denied the right to meet his only son. "It is my right. I...

News update from day 64 of Khader Adnan’s hunger strike
Mondoweiss - link to mondoweiss.net Wife says health of Khader Adnan worsening RAMALLAH (Reuters) -- The health of a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for 61 days to protest against his detention, has significantly worsened, his wife said Thursday after visiting her husband in an Israeli hospital. Khader Adnan,...

Palestinian hunger strike goes on
BBC 19 Feb 2012 - A Palestinian prisoner being held in Israel without charges or trial begins his 10th week of a hunger strike in protest at his arrest.

Prisoners in Ashkelon strike to support Adnan
2/18/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) - Palestinian prisoners in Israel's Ashkelon prison have started an open hunger strike to support Islamic Jihad affiliated prisoner Khader Adnan, the Palestinian prisoners' society said Sunday. Prisoner Nasser Hmeid told the society's lawyer Kareem Ajwah that six prisoners already started a hunger strike and that another....

Ministry: Israel must free mentally-ill detainee
2/18/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A 35-year-old Palestinian man in Israeli jail is suffering from schizophrenia and should be released for medical treatment, the PA ministry of prisoners affairs said on Saturday. Karam Sulaiman Ahmad Issa, from Balata refugee camp near Nablus, is being held in Israel's Megiddo prison after he was detained....

[uruknet.info] Palestinian Detainees In Ramon Punished For Protesting Abuse
Uruknet February 18, 2012 - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported Friday that Palestinian political detainees held at the Ramon Israeli prison, are being punished for protesting abuse against their families, who are being ordered to undergo humiliation and strip search before they visit their detained family members. The PPS stated that these punishments include depriving them...

[uruknet.info] Reality of Hamas-Fatah Unity
Uruknet February 17, 2012 - While top officials representing rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, signed yet another unity agreement on February 6 in Doha, Qatar, Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan crossed the 50-day mark of his hunger strike. His health was rapidly deteriorating... Ultimately, Hamas-Fatah unity based on halving the spoils of whatever imagined power they may...

Lawyer of Palestinian hunger striker files appeal
Daily Star 18 Feb 2012 A lawyer of a Palestinian prisoner on a hunger strike to protest his months-long detention without trial said that he has appealed to Israel's Supreme Court to release him.

Saving Khader Adnan’s life is saving our own soul
Richard Falk, Al Jazeera.com 2/17/2012
      The Palestinian prisoner's case is a microcosm of the unbearable cruelty of prolonged occupation.
     The world watches as tragedy unfolds beneath its gaze. Khader Adnan is entering his 61st day as a hunger striker in an Israeli prison, being held under an administrative detention order without trial, charges, or any indication of the evidence against him.
     From the outset of his brutal arrest in the middle of the night - in the presence of his wife and young daughters - he has been subject to the sort of inhumane and degrading treatment that is totally unlawful and morally inexcusable. Its only justification is to intimidate, if not terrify, Palestinians who have lived for 45 years under the yoke of an oppressive occupation. This occupation continuously whittles away at Palestinians' rights under international humanitarian law - especially their right to self-determination, which is encroached upon every time a new housing unit is added to the colonising settlements that dot the hilltops surrounding Jerusalem and the West Bank. Hundreds of Palestinians join hunger strike
     The case of Khader Adnan is a revealing microcosm of the unbearable cruelty of prolonged occupation. It draws a contrast in the West between the dignity of an Israeli prisoner and the steadfast refusal to heed the abuse of thousands of Palestinians languishing in Israeli jails through court sentence or administrative order.
     Mr Adnan's father poignantly highlighted this contrast a few days ago by referring to Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held by Hamas in captivity for several years and recently released in good health: "Where are the mother and father of Gilad Shalit? Do they not feel for me in this humanitarian case? Where are they?"....
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Open letter to EU’s Ashton after statement on Khader Adnan
Ali Abunimah, Ma’an News Agency 2/18/2012
      Dear Ms. Ashton,
     Forty-eight hours after my colleague David Cronin first requested it, your spokespersons found the time to issue a statement on the plight of Khader Adnan, who could die at any moment, shackled to his bed, now in his 62nd day of hunger strike against his arbitrary detention by Israel.
     Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Carter Center, and numerous civil society groups all over the world have called for Israel to immediately release or charge Mr. Adnan, as well as the more than 300 other “administrative detainees” including 21 elected members of the Palestinian legislative council currently being held by Israel.
     But you didn’t do that. Instead, you washed your hands of Khader Adnan, and to the extent that Khader Adnan has become a symbol of Palestinians’ desperate determination to stand up for their rights against overwhelming Israeli oppression, you washed your hands of all Palestinians too.
     As Adnan wrote weeks ago:
     “The Israeli occupation has gone to extremes against our people, especially prisoners. I have been humiliated, beaten, and harassed by interrogators for no reason, and thus I swore to God I would fight the policy of administrative detention to which I and hundreds of my fellow prisoners fell prey.”
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Detainees In Ramon Punished For Protesting Abuse
IMEMC - The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported Friday that Palestinian political detainees held at the Ramon Israeli prison, are being punished for protesting abuse against their families, who are being ordered to undergo humiliation and strip search before they visit their detained family members. ...

Detainee mothers subjected to 'humiliating' search
2/17/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The mothers and families of Palestinian detainees from Bethlehem say they were exposed to "humiliating" strip searches while they were heading to Rimon prison on Thursday. The mother of Rabie Rabie, who is sentenced to life in prison, told Ma'an that while the family was on its way for....

Detainees society confirms Khader Adnan alive
2/17/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Detainees' Society on Friday confirmed that hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan is alive, despite concerns over his health. Media spokesman Amjad An-Najjar said the society had double-checked his condition with the hospital where Adnan is being held after receiving dozens of concerned calls....

President, minister press for world to save Khader Adnan
2/17/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Minister of Prisoners Affairs Issa Qaraqe said Friday he will take the case of hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan to the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, as officials said the president was pushing foreign diplomats to step in to save the prisoner. Qaraqe said he will brief Richard Falk on....

Monthly Report: Referrals of Patients from the Gaza Strip, January 2012
Relief Web 17 Feb 2012 - Source: World Health Organization Country: occupied Palestinian territory Referrals from Gaza: Summary for January 2012 A 25-year-old male patient with a valid permit was detained at Erez Crossing. 6 patients (0.6%) who applied for a permit to cross Erez checkpoint...

[uruknet.info] Ex-political prisoner shares journey though Israeli jails
Uruknet February 17, 2012 - Yazan spent 15 months in Israeli prisons, accused of being a member of a student union affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which Israel claims is a terrorist organization. Israel can arrest any member of an illegal political group in the West Bank, based on a British...

Palestinians rally for prisoner
BBC 17 Feb 2012 - Thousands have rallied in Gaza and the West Bank in support of a Palestinian on the 62nd day of a hunger strike in protest at his detention by Israel.

Former Prisoner’s Wife Miscarried as IOF Stormed Her House in Salem Village near Nablus
IMEMC - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns crimes of harassment and intimidation committed by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) during nightly house raids in the West Bank, during which allegedly wanted Palestinians are arrested or summoned for interrogation by the Israeli General Security Service (Shabak). ...

Wife says health of Khader Adnan worsening
2/16/2012 - RAMALLAH (Reuters) -- The health of a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for 61 days to protest against his detention, has significantly worsened, his wife said Thursday after visiting her husband in an Israeli hospital. Khader Adnan, 33, a member of Islamic Jihad, has been refusing to eat since mid-December, shortly after his arrest in the....

UN rights expert appeals for international help for a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike
Relief Web 15 Feb 2012 - Source: UN Human Rights Council Country: occupied Palestinian territory CAIRO / GENEVA (15 February 2012) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, expressed his urgent and extreme...

Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan 'near death' in Israeli detention
The Guardian 16 Feb 2012 - Medical report warns Israeli court Khader Adnan is in immediate danger after 61 days of protest at his 'administrative detention' A Palestinian prisoner on his 61st day of hunger strike while shackled to a bed in...

[uruknet.info] B'Tselem reports sharp increase in the numbers of Palestinian being held in administrative detention
Uruknet February 16, 2012 - An Israeli human rights organization has stated that during 2011, the number of Palestinian administrative detainees held by the Israel authorities increased sharply. B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, noted that according to figures received from the Israel Prison Service, the number of Palestinian administrative detainees...

[uruknet.info] Standing in solidarity with Khader Adnan
Uruknet February 16, 2012 - On Wednesday, 8 February, a group of us coordinated across three cities - Washington, DC, New York and Chicago - to hold three simultaneous protests in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan. The protests varied in size, and our protest in Washington, DC was fairly small - we coordinated the day...

Detained Hamas commander goes on hunger strike
PIC - Hassan Salame, a commander in the armed wing of Hamas, has decided to go on an open-ended hunger strike starting on Thursday.

Falk appeals to Israel to let go of hunger striker Adnan
PIC - Richard Falk, the UN special rapporteur on human rights, appealed on Thursday to Israel to release Palestinian prisoner Khader Adanan, who has been on hunger strike for two months.

Standing in solidarity with Khader Adnan
Electronic Intifada: 15 Feb 2012 - Nehad Khader Washington, DC 16 February 2012 Protests in solidarity with hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan made his plight impossible to ignore.more

Dozens of Palestinians declare Hunger Strike as Fasting prisoner Khader Adnan is on day 60
IMEMC - Dozens of Palestinians declared hunger strike in support of the Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan who ended his 60 day of fasting. Palestinian medical sources said Adnan is facing death if not treated properly as many of his main organs including his heart and stomach are in a very bad shape. ...

Palestinian official injured at rally for Khader Adnan
2/15/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative Mustafa Barghouthi was injured on Wednesday while taking part in a protest to support Khader Adnan. The Palestinian MP was hit in the foot by a rubber-coated metal bullet while demonstrating outside Ofer prison in support of hunger striking detainee Khader Adnan. Israeli forces....

Palestinian student seized in raid on Nablus village
2/15/2012 - NABLUS (Ma'an) - Israeli forces detained a young man from his home in the Salem village east of Nablus overnight and nine others across the occupied West Bank, witnesses and security officials said Wednesday. Soldiers aided the house of Abdul Rahman Eshtayeh, 22, a student at Al-Najah University in Nablus, before he was arrested....

Adnan Khader's family to visit in prison
2/15/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) - Israel agreed after efforts by the Palestinian Authority to let the family of detainee Adnan Khader see him after 61 days of hunger strike, a Palestinian official said Wednesday. Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said that the Palestinian Authority was making every effort to free the detainee, and he said.... Related: Faction leaders start hunger strike to support Adnan

PA: Israel bears 'full responsibility' for hunger-striker
2/15/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority cabinet on Tuesday reiterated its position that Israel bears "full responsibility" for the well-being of detainee Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for weeks. Ministers called on the Israeli government to commit to ensuring "his immediate release and nullifying (an) administrative detention" which allows the Israeli.... Related: Faction leaders start hunger strike to support Adnan

[uruknet.info] Dying to live: A hunger striker speaks in Gaza
Uruknet February 14, 2012 - As hundreds of Palestinians rallied in Gaza today to demand that Israel release Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan, Yassar Salah, a 17-year veteran of Israel's prison system, spoke about Adnan's 60-day hunger strike and his own reasons for joining it. "We are on hunger strike to show our sympathy and solidarity with...

Medical report: Adnan in danger of imminent death
PIC - The Palestinian prisoner association has warned that detained Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan was in danger of imminent death after 60 days of hunger strike.

Reality of Hamas-Fatah Unity
Palestine Chronicle: 15 Feb 2012 - By Ramzy Baroud While top officials representing rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, signed yet another unity agreement on February 6 in Doha, Qatar, Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan crossed the 50-day mark of his hunger strike. His health was rapidly deteriorating. Since his arrest on December 17, “Khader was subjected to degrading and inhuman treatment, including physical abuse, prolonged periods of interrogation, isolation and unsanitary conditions of detention,” according to a joint statement by the Palestinian Council of Human Rights Organisations (PCHRO), an umbrella group that represents all major Palestinian human rights groups. After a medical examination on January 29, doctors representing Physicians for Human Rights — Israel concluded that Adnan’s life was at risk. By then, he had lost over 20 kilograms. Israel’s system of administration detention can hold detainees ad infinitum, without trial or due process per orders of a military court. After a recent review of his...more

Khader Adnan, 59 days on hunger strike, starving for freedom
IMEMC - The Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has been on hunger strike for 59 days demanding his immediate release. Khader Adnan refused food one day after being kidnapped by the Israeli military from his house on December 17, 2011. ...

Ofer court delays decision on prisoner's appeal
2/14/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) - The Israeli military court at Ofer detention center near Ramallah on Tuesday delayed delivering a judgment on an appeal by jailed Fatah lawmaker Hussam Khader. The prisoner's lawyer Jawad Boulos, who head the legal unit at the Palestinian prisoner's society, said the court would deliver a decision....

Hamas: Re-arrest of released prisoners breaks deal
2/14/2012 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Hamas spokesman said Tuesday that Israel has violated the terms of a prisoner exchange deal by recently re-arresting two men released under the agreement. Sami Abu Zuhri called on Egypt, which mediated the October deal to release over 1,000 Palestinians from Israeli jail, to hold Israel responsible for breaking....

Dying to live: A hunger striker speaks in Gaza
2/14/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - By Joe Catron, 14 February 2012, Mondoweiss - As hundreds of Palestinians rallied in Gaza today to demand that Israel release Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan, Yassar Salah, a 17-year veteran of Israel's prison system, spoke about Adnan's 60-day hunger strike and his own reasons for joining it."We are.... Related: Mondoweiss

Israeli jailors storm Palestinian prisoners’ cells
PIC - Israeli jailors stormed the cells of ward 4 in Askalan prison on Tuesday and savagely searched the prisoners’ rooms in search of mobile phones, press reports said.

Abu Zuhri warns Israeli occupation of violating exchange deal
PIC - Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, has described as a “serious violation  the Israeli occupation authority’s arrest of two Palestinians freed in the prisoners’ exchange deal.

Human rights group warns: Adnan in a coma
PIC - The Palestinian center for the defense of prisoners has warned that detained Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan was in danger of death after he reportedly went into a coma.

Dying to live: A hunger striker speaks in Gaza
Mondoweiss - Yassar Salah As hundreds of Palestinians rallied in Gaza today to demand that Israel release Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan, Yassar Salah, a 17-year veteran of Israel’s prison system, spoke about Adnan's 60-day hunger strike and his own reasons for joining it. “We are on hunger...

Beit Ommar Activists Released From Israeli Jail with 1500 Shekel Fines
Palestine Solidarity Project 14 Feb 2012 - Yousef and Saqqar Abu Maria, two Palestinian activists from Beit Ommar who were arrested on Saturday, February 11, 2012 during an unarmed demonstration against the Israeli occupation, have been released from the Israeli prison of Ramle on the evening of February 13th. Both men were released...

Court Confirms Sentencing Of Ailing Hunger-Striking Detainee
IMEMC - An Israeli Military Court rejected on Monday evening the appeal that was filed by the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) against a military order confining ailing detainee, Adnan Khader, who has been on hunger-strike since 59 days protesting his illegal imprisonment. ...

Troops Detain Five Residents at a Settlement Near Jenin
IMEMC - On Sunday evening, Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Palestinian residents from Ya’bod village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and held them for several hours at the Mabo Dothan settlement, in the Jenin district. ...

Four Injured After Troops Break into Palestinian Home in Jerusalem
IMEMC - Palestinian medical sources in Jerusalem reported that four residents were wounded on Sunday evening, when Israeli troops and policemen broke into a Palestinian home of a former political prisoner, in Al-Esawiyya town, in East Jerusalem. ...

Prisoners minister: Adnan ruling shows negotiations failed
2/13/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority Minister of Detainee Affairs Issa Qaraqe said Monday the PA is racing against time to pressure Israel to release hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan. An Israeli military court rejected Adnan's appeal against his four month administrative detention order on Monday, after he entered his 58th day on hunger.... Related: Israeli court rejects Adnan appeal, 23 injured at protest and URGENT: Heed Randa Adnan's call. Military court rejects Khader Adnan's appeal in de facto death sentence

Gazan student protests '50 days in Egypt jail'
2/13/2012 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian student imprisoned for 50 days in Egypt appealed to Palestinian leaders on Monday to resolve his case. Rami Nimnim, 32, from Gaza City, wrote to the leadership via relatives saying he was being held in a section of al-Qanatir prison in Cairo for foreigners residing illegally in the....

URGENT: Heed Randa Adnan's call. Military court rejects Khader Adnan's appeal in de facto death sentence
2/13/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - 13 February 2012, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network - -My husband is dying inside an Israeli jail. The world should make sure I am able to see him,” she said. “And it should pressure the Israeli government to release him before it’s too late… Israel denied Khader any fairness or decency…But maybe the rest of.... Related: Randa Adnan: The world must intervene to save my husband and Israeli court rejects Adnan appeal, 23 injured at protest

Israel rejects appeal of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike
Ha'aretz - 13 Feb 2012

Military judge denies appeal by hunger striker
Jerusalem Post 13 Feb 2012 - Palestinian detainee currently in the 58th day of a hunger strike.

[uruknet.info] Crimes against Detained Palestinian Children
Uruknet February 12, 2012 - Amir Ofek, the press attache' for the Embassy of Israel in London, published an article in response to The Guardian special report entitled 'The Palestinian children - alone and bewildered - in Israel's Al Jalame jail'. His response included many allegations and false information which should be clarified. He said, "When a...

[uruknet.info] Israel shackles Palestinian hunger striker
Uruknet February 12, 2012 - A Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for more than eight weeks is being kept shackled to a hospital bed by the Israeli authorities, despite warnings that he may be close to death. Khader Adnan, 33, has been held without charge under "administrative detention" since mid-December. The Israeli military authorities...

Israeli court refuses to release hunger striker
PIC - The Israeli military court decided on Monday evening against releasing detained Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan who has been on hunger strike for 58 days.

Troops Detain 5 Residents At A Settlement Near Jenin
IMEMC - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, On Sunday evening, five Palestinian residents from Ya’bod village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and held them for several hours at the Mabo Dothan settlement, in the Jenin district. ...

Four Injured After Troops Broke Into Palestinian Home In Jerusalem
IMEMC - Palestinian medical sources in Jerusalem reported that four residents were wounded, on Sunday evening, when Israeli troops and policemen broke into a Palestinian home of a former political prisoner, in Al-Esawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. ...

Meitar Checkpoint: Women demand an end to strip-searching by Israeli military and prison administration
2/12/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - 12 February 2012, International Solidarity Movement, West Bank - A demonstration was held Sunday, February 12th at the Meitar checkpoint north of Beer Sheba in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in the Naqab (Negev) region as well as their family members who must pass through this checkpoint to visit them. The demonstration was organised by the Al-Khalil....

Take Urgent Action: Appeals Decision Delayed as Khader Adnan Dying to Live
2/12/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - 12 February 2012, Samidoun- Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network - Khader Adnan, Palestinian political prisoner being held under administrative detention, is now entering his 57th day of hunger strike and facing a severe health crisis.   Despite the fact that Khader Adnan risks death with every minute that passes, the Israeli military court system is delaying decisions in.... Related: Samidoun- Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Israel shackles Palestinian hunger striker
The Guardian 12 Feb 2012 - Khader Adnan, detained without charge for two months, may be close to death say human rights groups A Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for more than eight weeks is being kept shackled to...

[uruknet.info] Soldiers detain 4, injure 16 at protests for hunger-striker
Uruknet February 11, 2012 -- A demonstration in support of hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan near an Israeli detention center in the West Bank was shut down by Israeli forces on Saturday, injuring 16 Palestinians including a TV journalist. Soldiers detained two Palestinians and two Israelis at a separate protest against Adnan's continued detention in Hebron-district Beit Ummar,...

IOF troops raid village, detain two children
PIC - Heavily armed Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed a number of houses in the village of Housan to the west of Bethlehem at dawn Sunday, local sources said.

HRW: Charge or release hunger-striker
2/11/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli military authorities should immediately charge or release a Palestinian detained since Dec. 17, 2011, without charge on the basis of secret evidence, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. The group says Khader Adnan's family, lawyer, and doctors from an Israeli rights group warned that his health has deteriorated seriously.... Related: Hunger-striking prisoner not backing down and Soldiers detain 4, injure 16 at protests for hunger-striker

Soldiers detain 4, injure 16 at protests for hunger-striker
2/11/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A demonstration in support of hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan near an Israeli detention center in the West Bank was shut down by Israeli forces on Saturday, injuring 16 Palestinians including a TV journalist. Soldiers detained two Palestinians and two Israelis at a separate protest against Adnan's continued detention in....

Inside the PA arrest campaign in Hebron's hideout
2/11/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- As Palestinian security forces prepared for a raid into the Israeli-controlled zone of Hebron at dawn on Friday, a Ma'an correspondent was given an inside glimpse into the first mass arrest-sweep of this refuge since a 1997 deal split the city. Forces arrested some 55 Palestinians sheltering in the.... Related: PA security detains 56 in Israeli-held Hebron zone

Bahrain detains Palestinian, US observers at protest
2/11/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Bahraini police detained two US rights activists at a protest in the capital city on Saturday, after firing tear gas and stun grenades to block protesters reaching the roundabout at the center of a crushed pro-democracy uprising. Riot police seized Palestinian Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath, both US citizens, who are....

[uruknet.info] In photos: On hunger strike in Gaza
Uruknet February 10, 2012 - A number of Gazans have joined Khader Adnan's hunger strike to protest the inhumane conditions that Palestinian political prisoners face in Israeli jails. Israel often holds Palestinians in administrative detention without charges, depriving detainees of their right to due process. Adnan has been on hunger strike for 55 days and is currently...

[uruknet.info] Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike: Defeating Oppression, Liberating Palestine
Uruknet February 10, 2012 - You stand in the narrow room. You can barely see from the dim light. You feel the pain in every part of your body. You are not allowed to sit down and you are tired from standing. You are hungry and you are thirsty. You think of your parents' anguish when they...

[uruknet.info] Murdering Khader Adnan
Uruknet February 10, 2012 - ....On February 8, Amnesty International said Israel uses "administrative detention to lock up Palestinian activists without charge, violating their rights to a fair trial." AI said "Israel must release or try Palestinian detainee on prolonged hunger strike." After examining him on January 29 (his only medical contact since arrested), Physicians for Human...

[uruknet.info] Khader Adnan: A leader in the struggle for Palestinian prisoner's dignity
Uruknet February 10, 2012 - Khader Adnan has quickly become the focal point and symbolic face of the inherent injustice thousands of Palestinians face on a daily basis within the Israeli penal system. Entering into the 55th day of his hunger strike, Adnan is protesting the Israeli Occupation Authority's (IOA) illegal application of administrative detention and its...

[uruknet.info] Petition to save Palestinian hunger striker
Uruknet February 10, 2012 - An online petition has called for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to put pressure on Israel to release a Palestinian detainee who has been on hunger strike for 56 days. Khader Adnan is said to be close to death after refusing to eat shortly after his arrest in December....

16 Palestinians wounded in confrontations near Ofer prison
PIC - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at Palestinians near Ofer jail on Saturday and wounded 16 including a journalist.

Netanyahu Refuses E.U. Demands to Release Detainees
IMEMC - Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, rejected demands presented by representatives of the European Union (E.U.) to release a number of Palestinian political prisoners under a confidence-building measure that would also increase popular support to president Mahmoud Abbas. ...

Qaraqe: Egypt intervening to free Khader Adnan
2/10/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority's prisoners affairs minister Issa Qaraqe said Friday that Egypt was intervening with Israel to free Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for 55 days. Qaraqe said there had been communications between Egyptian officials and the Israeli government based on an official request from Palestinians.... Related: UN envoy concerned about hunger-striker Adnan

PA security detains 56 in Israeli-held Hebron zone
2/10/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian security forces detained 56 Palestinians sheltering in the Israeli-controlled section of Hebron early Friday, after coordination with Israeli authorities. The dawn raid was the second Palestinian incursion into Hebron's H2 area in recent weeks, under full Israeli control since a 1997 deal split the city. A Palestinian security....

PA says Egypt intervening to free Khader Adnan
2/10/2012 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority prisoners affairs minister Issa Qaraqe said Friday that Egypt was intervening with Israel to free Khader Adnan, who is on hunger strike in administrative detention.... Related: Qaraqe: Egypt intervening to free Khader Adnan

In photos: On hunger strike in Gaza
2/10/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - By Mya Guarnieri, 10 February 2012, Alternative Information Center - A number of Gazans have joined Khader Adnan's hunger strike to protest the inhumane conditions that Palestinian political prisoners face in Israeli jails. Israel often holds Palestinians in administrative detention without charges, depriving detainees of their right to due process. Adnan has been on....

Israeli military court extends administrative detention for civil rights lawyer Dr. Yousef Abdul Haq
2/10/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - 9 February 2012, Tanweer Enlightenment Forum - The Israel military court has extended administrative detention for two months in addition to three months already detained for civil rights lawyer Dr. Yousef Abdul Haq, a lecturer at An-Najah National University and the Cultural Coordinator for the Tanweer Palestinian Cultural Enlightenment Forum, currently detained in Ofer Prison near....

[uruknet.info] Al Jazeera English Doesn't Care About Khader Adnan
Uruknet February 10, 2012 - Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has entered his 55th day of hunger strike. He has long passed the critical stage and is in danger of organ failure any moment now. In other words, Khader Adnan is dying. The silence from international media is deafening. Much of the publicity highlighting Adnan's case came from...

[uruknet.info] Hatem Omar / Maan Images Al Jazeera English Doesn't Care About Khader Adnan
Uruknet February 10, 2012 - Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has entered his 55th day of hunger strike. He has long passed the critical stage and is in danger of organ failure any moment now. In other words, Khader Adnan is dying. The silence from international media is deafening. Much of the publicity highlighting Adnan's case came from...

[uruknet.info] VIDEO: Former Irish hunger striker's message for Khader Adnan, a Palestinian prisoner 55 days on hunger strike
Uruknet February 9, 2012 - Khader Adnan receives message of support from former Hunger Striker Tommy McKearney. Tommy McKearney, one of the participants of the legendary 1980-81 Irish hunger strikes has sent a video message of solidarity to Khader Adnan and his family. Adnan, a Palestinian, has been on hunger strike ever since his 17 December detention...

[uruknet.info] Palestinian Prisoner Enters 53rd Day of Hunger Strike
Uruknet February 9, 2012 - As Palestinian organisations dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), we express our deepest concern about the critical health condition of Khader Adnan. Khader is now entering his 53rd day of hunger strike in protest at his continuing administrative detention and ill-treatment at the...

Report: PA rejects Israeli incentive package
YNet News, 10 Feb 2012 - Top Palestinian official says Jerusalem's offer to free 30 prisoners, expand PA's control in Area B rejected by Abbas ....

Occupation penalise captive with solitary for second time in a couple of weeks
PIC - Researcher in prisoners’ affairs, Reyadh al-Ashqar, said that the Askalan prison administration penalised Muhammad al-Rajabi (44) from al-Khalil to a seven day spell and a ban on visits for 5 months.

Interview: Ex-Prisoner Reflects on Friendship With Khader Adnan and His Hunger Strike For Justice
Palestine Solidarity Project 9 Feb 2012 - From Electronic Intifada: http://electronicintifada.net/content/interview-ex-prisoner-reflects-friendship-khader-adnan-and-his-hunger-strike-justice/10919 Mousa Abu Maria spent nearly five years, from 1999 to 2003, in Israeli prisons. He spent an additional 14 months, from 2008 to 2009, in administrative detention (without charge or trial). He, like current hunger striker Khader Adnan, was subjected to cruel...

Netanyahu Refuses EU Demands To Release Detainees
IMEMC - Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, rejected demands presented by representatives of the European Union (EU) to release a number of Palestinian political prisoners under a confidence-building measure that would also increase popular support to president Mahmoud Abbas. ...

Court delays hearing for hunger-striker Adnan
2/9/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Israeli Court of Military Appeals has suspended a session considering the case of hunger-striker Khader Adnan. The case was held in Zeif Hospital in Safad on Thursday. Palestinian prisoners society lawyer Jawad Bulus told Ma'an his society has appealed against the Ofer court's decision to detain.... Related: Israeli hospital: Khader Adnan risks dying

Israeli hospital: Khader Adnan risks dying
2/9/2012 - RAMALLAH (Reuters) -- A Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for 55 days to protest against his detention without trial by Israel is refusing medical treatment and his life is in danger, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday. Khader Adnan, 33, a member of Islamic Jihad, has been refusing to eat since mid-December, shortly after his arrest in.... Related: Court delays hearing for hunger-striker Adnan

Israel detains 2 Hamas leaders in Tubas
2/9/2012 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Hamas leaders on Thursday from the northern city of Tubas, Palestinian security sources told Ma'an. Soldiers entered Tubas at 1 a. m. and detained Faze Sawaftah, 41, and Nader Sawaftah, 37, after raiding their homes. An Israeli army spokesman said that two men had been....

[uruknet.info] Video: A tribute to Khader Adnan and Palestinian Prisoners
Uruknet February 9, 2012 - This tribute is made for Khader Adnan, who's been hunger striking since December, 17 in protest for his illegal detention without any charge or trial. It included Shahd Abusalama's voice, drawings and writing. It was edited by Yahya Shraim. A Special thanks to Mashael for Artistic Production, Gaza. The song is originally...

Palestinian prisoner on 55th day of hunger strike
YNet News, 9 Feb 2012 - Israeli authorities scrambling to keep Islamic Jihad member held under 'administrative detention' alive. Terrorist group vows to punish Israel if he dies ....

Palestinian Prisoner Enters 53rd Day of Hunger Strike
Palestine Chronicle: 9 Feb 2012 - By The Palestinian Council of Human Rights Organisations As Palestinian organisations dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), we express our deepest concern about the critical health condition of Khader Adnan. Khader is now entering his 53rd day of hunger strike in protest at his continuing administrative detention and ill-treatment at the hands of the Israeli Prison Authorities (IPS). Khader was arrested on 17 December 2011 and has since been refusing food and medical treatment until he is granted release. On 8 January 2012, Israeli authorities issued a four-month administrative detention order, which was confirmed on 7 February 2012 by an Israeli military judge despite his worsening health condition. Throughout his detention, Khader was subjected to degrading and inhuman treatment, including physical abuse, prolonged periods of interrogation, isolation and unsanitary conditions of detention. Khader has reportedly lost more than 20 kilograms and...more

Judge Orders Professor To Remain In Prison Without Charge
IMEMC - Press Release The Israel military court has extended administrative detention for two months in addition to three months already detained for civil rights lawyer Dr. Yousef Abdul Haq, a lecturer at An-Najah National University and the Cultural Coordinator for the Tanweer Palestinian Cultural Enlightenment Forum, currently detained in Ofer Prison near Ramallah. ...

Israeli court to hold session for Khader Adnan in hospital
2/8/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- An Israeli court will hold a special session for hunger-striking prisoner Adnan Khader on Thursday. Palestinian prisoners society lawyer Jawad Bulus told Ma'an on Wednesday that the appeal session will take place in Zeif hospital in Safed at 11 a. m. The decision was made after Israeli authorities were.... Related: In photos: Protest in Bethlehem to support Khader Adnan

PA report documents Israel's arrest campaign
2/8/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities have escalated an arrest campaign against Palestinian parliament deputies, a report said Wednesday. Twenty-seven Palestinian lawmakers are being held in Israeli jails, with two having been handed a prison sentence, a report by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs said. Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti and PFLP leader....

Israeli forces 'detain 6 Palestinians in Nablus'
2/8/2012 - NABLUS (Ma'an) - Israeli forces detained six Palestinians in the northern West Bank early Tuesday, locals told Ma'an. Ahmad Beitawi, from the Human Rights Solidarity group, said soldiers raided the Rafidia district of Nablus city and detained Alaa Hamdan Abu Khader, 36, a researcher in prisoners' affairs and a former prisoner....

Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinians in Beit Ummar
2/8/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two young Palestinian men early Wednesday after ransacking their homes in Beit Ummar north of Hebron in the southern West Bank. Muhammad Awad, a spokesman of a local popular committee against the separation wall and settlements, identified the detainees as 18-year-old Nadim Rasim Aziz Ikhlayyil and 22....

In photos: Protest in Bethlehem to support Khader Adnan
2/8/2012 - MaanImages/Jenny Baboun - Between 50-60 people took part in a protest outside the Nativity Church in Bethlehem on Wednesday to show solidarity with hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan. Palestinian Authority Minister of Detainee Affairs Issa Qaraqe spoke at the protest. He praised Adnan for "taking a stand" against the illegal policy of administrative detention. The.... Related: Israeli court to hold session for Khader Adnan in hospital

PA calls on Israel to free Khader Adnan
2/8/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority called Tuesday for the immediate release of detainee Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for weeks. The statement from cabinet ministers came as fellow detainees Marwan Barghouti and Adhmad Saadat appealed for Adnan's release. In a letter provided by the Ministry of Prisoners and....

[uruknet.info] Hunger strike highlights forgotten tragedy of Palestinian prisoners
Uruknet February 8, 2012 - Khader Adnan's hunger strike reached its 52nd day with little international attention. Some might think this is due to his association with the Islamic Jihad. However, the Israeli military has not presented any formal charges against him. Adnan is one Palestinian prisoner among thousands, about whom little is known. In Israel, many...

[uruknet.info] Judge Orders Palestinian Professor To Remain In Prison Without Charge
Uruknet February 8, 2012 - The Israel military court has extended administrative detention for two months in addition to three months already detained for civil rights lawyer Dr. Yousef Abdul Haq, a lecturer at An-Najah National University and the Cultural Coordinator for the Tanweer Palestinian Cultural Enlightenment Forum, currently detained in Ofer Prison near Ramallah. Yousef Abdul...

[uruknet.info] Israeli Political Prisoner Khader Adnan Near Death
Uruknet February 7, 2012 - Thousands of Palestinian political prisoners languish in Israeli prisons. Virtually daily, more arrests are made. Those incarcerated face torture, appalling prison conditions, and other forms of abuse. Some react in response. Khader did his way by refusing food for multiple reasons, including: * his rights and identity were violated; * his lawless arrest and...

[uruknet.info] Khader Adnan, political prisoner held without charges, is near death after 53 days of hunger strike
Uruknet February 7, 2012 - Khader Adnan is on the 53rd day of hunger strike. Passing his 42nd day, the Palestinian political prisoner entered the fatal high-risk stage of starvation, where he is risking cardiac arrest and the inevitable shutting-down of major organs. The Palestine News Network reports what awaits Adnan: [A]fter the 42nd day of a...

Wife of hunger striker: Adnan enjoys high morale despite bad health condition
PIC - Wife of detainee Sheikh Khader Adnan said after meeting him in hospital that his morale was high despite his faltering health after 52 days of hunger strike.

Palestinian hunger striker fears
BBC 8 Feb 2012 - Doctors say a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 54 days while being detained without trial by Israel is in a critical condition.

Israeli court ratifies detention order for Jihad leader
2/7/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israel's Ofer military court said Tuesday that an administrative detention order for Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan is in effect. The Palestinian prisoners society contacted the court on Monday to obtain a final decision regarding the order. The military court confirmed on Tuesday that the 4 month administrative detention....

Palestinians demand justice: 52 days and Khader Adnan is dying to live
2/7/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - By Aaron, 7 February 2012, International Solidarity Movement, West Bank - On Monday and Tuesday Palestinians rallied for Khader Adnan and all political prisoners before regional offices of the Red Cross, demanding that the organization takes a solid stand for the rights of more than 5000 Palestinian prisoners and detainees held in Israeli prisons. Al Khalil.... Related: Take Action Now To Support Khader Adnan

Letters: Rights and protest in the Middle East
The Guardian 7 Feb 2012 - The press attache for the embassy of Israel claims Israel does not mistreat Palestinian child prisoners ( Comment , 2 February). But he cannot refute reports of the mistreatment of teenage Palestinian prisoners ( Special report , 23 January) or...

[uruknet.info] Amnesty to Israel: Release or try Khader Adnan, gravely ill after 51 days hunger strike
Uruknet February 6, 2012 - Amnesty International today told Israel to release or try Khader Adnan, the gravely ill Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 51 continuous days, ever since his arrest by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank on 17 December. Amnesty's demand came as Musa Adnan, Khader's elderly father, announced that...

Khader Adnan, political prisoner held without charges, is near death after 52 days of hunger strike
Mondoweiss - (Photo: Sharif Solaiman/Addameer) Khader Adnan is on the 53rd day of hunger strike. Passing his 42nd day, the Palestinian political prisoner entered the fatal high-risk stage of starvation, where he is risking cardiac arrest and the inevitable shutting-down of major organs. The Palestine News Network reports...

Hunger strike highlights forgotten tragedy of Palestinian prisoners
Aziz Abu Sarah, +972 Magazine 2/7/2012
      Khader Adnan’s hunger strike reached its 52nd day with little international attention. Some might think this is due to his association with the Islamic Jihad. However, the Israeli military has not presented any formal charges against him. Adnan is one Palestinian prisoner among thousands, about whom little is known.
     In Israel, many simply brush away the issue of Palestinian prisoners by declaring them all to be terrorists. However, they may be surprised to learn that Khader Adnan has not been charged in court, but rather is presently in administrative detention.
     There are some 300 Palestinians in Israeli jails under administrative arrest. This form of arrest can last for years without trial. The prisoners do not know what are they suspected of. While holding prisoners indefinitely contravenes the 4th Geneva Convention, you won’t find international leaders calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners, as they called to free Gilad Schalit from the hands of the Hamas government in Gaza.
     But even those who do end up in front of a judge find themselves in military courts where the judge, the prison guard and the prosecutor wear the same uniform. They quickly learn there is no hope for justice.
     The story of Khader Adnan, who launched his hunger strike in prison 52 days ago, is not unique. A hunger strike is one of the few tools that Palestinian prisoners can use against the injustice they face in Israel’s penal system. Last October, 2,000 Palestinians launched a hunger strike against prison conditions. Khader Adnan, however, has become the face of the Palestinian prisoners’ dignity. Posters of his likeness have become common, with statements like, “My dignity is more important than food,” or ” For every gram you lose from your weight, we gain a thousand grams in our dignity.” Khader Adnan has become a Palestinian symbol against administrative arrest and against the norm of humiliating Palestinian prisoners.
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Media Distortions: Ignoring Truth about Syria
Palestine Chronicle: 7 Feb 2012 - By Richard Lightbown The British media was full of sound bites last weekend from politicians expressing outrage against Russia and China for blocking a UN Security Council resolution based on an Arab League proposal for the Syrian crisis. This is the same Arab League that called for the no-fly zone in Libya which precipitated events leading to a death toll five times higher than the current total in Syria. It is supported by the same United States administration which has ordered drone assassinations in Yemen and Pakistan, along with widespread human rights abuses around the world. Along with the same United Kingdom government whose shadowy spooks in MI6 helped to provoke the Libyan uprising, and train Palestinian security forces in the black arts of torture. It is the same French government which armed and trained Libyan rebels; acts which, in the opinion of the chair of the Security Council's Sanctions...more

Ten More Detainees Join Hunger Strike
IMEMC - Ten more Palestinian detainees at the Ofer Israeli prison, decided to join the open-ended hunger strike of Sheikh Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for 50 days, and his health condition has sharply deteriorated. ...

Father of detained Jihad leader starts hunger strike
2/6/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The father of imprisoned Islamic Jihad Khader Adnan announced Monday that he will hold an open ended hunger-strike to show solidarity with his son. Jihad leader Khader Adnan entered his 51st day on hunger-strike on Monday and his condition has been described as serious. Musa Adnan told Ma'an that.... Related: Hunger-striking Jihad detainee transferred to northern hospital and Take action for hunger striking Palestinian Prisoner Khader Adnan!

Take action for hunger striking Palestinian Prisoner Khader Adnan!
2/6/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - 6 February 2012, Samidoun – Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network - Khader Adnan, an imprisoned Palestinian activist held under administrative detention, has engaged in an open-ended hunger strike since December 17, 2012. Now at fifty days into his hunger strike, he is facing severe health consequences and has been moved to a hospital, continuing to refuse food.... Related: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and Rights group: Israel must release or charge Khader Adnan

[uruknet.info] Call for action: Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike
Uruknet February 6, 2012 - Khader Adnan; courageously fighting for dignity, employing his stomach as a weapon to call for justice, and fearlessly facing death. We have reached a moment no one can be silent anymore. Khader Adnan is now on his 50th day of hunger strike! No matter who you are, you cannot overlook Khader Adnan's...

[uruknet.info] 10 More Palestinian Detainees Join Hunger Strike
Uruknet February 5, 2012 - Ten more Palestinian detainees at the Ofer Israeli prison, decided to join the open-ended hunger strike of Sheikh Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike since 50 days, and his health condition has sharply deteriorated. Amjad An-Najjar, head of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), in the southern West Bank city of...

700 Palestinian prisoners start gradual hunger strike on Tuesday
PIC - The ministry of prisoners in Gaza has said that 700 prisoners in the Israeli Raymond jail would start a gradual hunger strike on Tuesday demanding improvement of their incarceration conditions.

Shalit committee asks court to cancel release of freed Palestinian
PIC - A specialized Israeli committee formed to look into violations of the prisoners’ exchange deal claimed that one of the freed captives in the deal had violated conditions for his release.

IOF soldiers storm home of Palestinian prisoner
PIC - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the home of prisoner Adel Amayra in Al-Burj village to the south of al-Khalil and thoroughly searched it.

10 More Detainees Join Hunger Strike
IMEMC - Ten more Palestinian detainees at the Ofer Israeli prison, decided to join the open-ended hunger strike of Sheikh Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike since 50 days, and his health condition has sharply deteriorated. ...

Palestinian prisoner near death on hunger strike; joined by dozens of students in solidarity
IMEMC - Palestinian Prisoner Khader Adnan reached the 49th day of his hunger strike against prison conditions on Saturday. This includes five days of refusing liquids as well – although Israeli prison officers have begun force-feeding him liquids to keep him alive. In solidarity, dozens of youth activists in Gaza have announced that they are joining Adnan in his hunger strike. ...

Hunger-striking Islamic Jihad leader transferred to hospital
2/5/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian prisoner's society said Sunday that hunger-striking Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan has been transferred to hospital by Israeli authorities. Adnan's lawyer said in a statement that the Islamic Jihad leader was in a serious condition. The lawyer said he was only allowed to speak with....

[uruknet.info] Walid Hanatsheh: Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience
Uruknet February 4, 2012 - The Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association calls Hanatsheh "a human rights defender who is currently in administrative detention." As Health Work Committees (HWC) Finance and Administration Manager, he helped "provide necessary healthcare to over 500,000" Palestinians. In 1994, he was detained, interrogated for 30 days, then released. In June 2002,...

[uruknet.info] Palestinians Owe Ban Ki-moon No Apologies
Uruknet February 3, 2012 - Last night, a new friend of mine noticed that I try to highlight the issue of Palestinian political prisoners in my writings. That led to a long chat about my interest in bringing out their stories. I started by describing how being the daughter of a former detainee has inspired a passion...

Hunger striker carried to hospital in serious condition
PIC - The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) carried Palestinian detainee Sheikh Khader Adnan to a hospital in occupied Jerusalem in serious condition on Sunday after 50 days of hunger strike.

Union condemns Israel extending journalist detention
2/4/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The journalists' union on Saturday condemned Israel's decision to hold a Palestinian journalist in jail for a further three months, without pressing charges. Israeli forces detained Nawwaf al-Amer, a program coordinator for al-Quds satellite TV station, in June from his home near Nablus in the northern West Bank....

Israeli forces detain French, Palestinian marathon runners
2/4/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli police detained three marathon-runners near Hebron on Saturday, including two French nationals, witnesses said. The three men were later released, but Palestinian Nasser Abu Farha, 47, was told he will face a hearing in June on charges of organizing an illegal demonstration, he told Ma'an. The runners were....

International strategy for Palestinian prisoners needed
2/4/2012 - International Solidarity Movement - By Joe Catron, 2 February 2012, Al Akhbar English - "Any movement that does not support its political internees is a sham movement."- US political prisoner Ojore Lutalo - Political prisoners, their families, and their concerns and causes enjoy massive support in Palestinian society. Palestinians who may have never joined a boycott campaign or acted to break.... Related: Source: Al Akhbar English

Palestinian prisoner threatened with paralysis
PIC - A human rights report has warned that health of Palestinian prisoner Zuhair Lubada was rapidly deteriorating in Israeli detention and could end up in paralysis.

International Strategy for Palestinian Prisoners Needed
Joe Catron, Al Akhbar English 2/2/2012
      "Any movement that does not support its political internees is a sham movement.” – US political prisoner Ojore Lutalo
     Political prisoners, their families, and their concerns and causes enjoy massive support in Palestinian society. Palestinians who may have never joined a boycott campaign or acted to break the siege of Gaza routinely demonstrate for the rights of detainees and contribute to support their families. Among political factions, the liberation of all prisoners is a clear point of consensus. Competing parties demand and celebrate the return of each others’ imprisoned members as a matter of course.
     Political Prisoner Ameer Makhoul argues that the PLO’s official position on prisoners is, “a recipe for delaying and deferring the liberation of the prisoners indefinitely.”
     In addition, he says that, “marginalizing the issue within the overall Palestinian agenda” fails to reflect this overwhelming sentiment.
     Unfortunately, the same can be said of the global movement in solidarity with Palestinians and their struggle. Too often, it has treated a concern at the forefront of the Palestinian movement as an inconsequential afterthought, when it has mentioned it all.
     Huge mobilizations by detainees, like the October hunger strike that, at its peak, included 3,000 people (and galvanized Palestinian society in support), received only a minimal amount of responses from overseas. Also, the daily struggles of individual prisoners, like the current hunger strike of administrative detainee Khader Adnan, barely elicit any notice.
     Why does this matter? Aside from a basic principle of solidarity – backing the priorities of the people we support – these prisoners remind us, and the world, of “the Palestinians’ right, and duty, to resist occupation, colonization and displacement employing all means of struggle,” in Makhoul’s words.
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Disobedience campaign to support Jihad leader
2/3/2012 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The PA Minister of Prisoners Affairs said Friday that detainees in Israeli jails have launched a disobedience campaign to support detained hunger-striking Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan. Issa Qaraqe said Palestinian detainees are returning food, and refusing outdoor breaks and medical treatment to support Adnan's 49-day hunger strike....

[uruknet.info] Shoes For Ki-Moon Because Eggs And Tomatoes Are Expensive
Uruknet February 2, 2012 - Ban Ki-moon was welcomed in a very special way at the border of Gaza, where dozens of Palestinian families of prisoners and victims of the Israeli genocide and war crimes who lost their loved ones, among them children and members of their families during the continued Israeli invasions on Gaza. Also present...

[uruknet.info] Palestinian on 48th day of hunger strike chained to hospital bed
Uruknet February 2, 2012 - Khader Adnan, aged 34 of Araba near Jenin, is on the 48th day of his hunger strike, and is held chained to a bed in the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak. So reports Israeli NGO Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I). Adnan is protesting his administrative detention. Adnan was detained on...

Jihad captives threaten to go on hunger strike in solidarity with Adnan
PIC - Islamic Jihad captives in the Negev desert prison threatened to go on hunger strike to express solidarity with Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan who has been on hunger strike for 48 days.

Hamas Slams UN Sec. Gen. For Refusing To Meet Families Of Detainees
IMEMC - The Hamas movement slammed the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon for refusing to meet with families of Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, and stated that his refusal is an indication that he is siding with the occupation. ...

Health of Palestinian seized in Ukraine 'deteriorating'
2/3/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A report by the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs says prisoner Dirar Musa Abu Sisi is suffering from various health issues in the liver, gallbladder, heart disease, high blood pressure, and anemia. The report says Sisi, in solitary confinement in Ashkelon prison, was detained in February. Abu Sisi's condition....

Fayyad meets father of detained Islamic Jihad leader
2/3/2012 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Ramallah prime minister Salam Fayyad on Thursday met with the father of detained Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan. Adnan's father appealed to Fayyad to save his son's life. The Palestinian Authority prime minister appealed to human rights organizations to intervene in Adnan's case. Israeli forces....

Palestinians throw shoes at UN chief's convoy
AlJazeera 2 Feb 2012 - Gaza residents express their anger at Ban Ki-moon's refusal to meet the families of prisoners held in Israeli jails.

Israel does not mistreat detained Palestinian children | Amir Ofek
The Guardian 2 Feb 2012 - Palestinian minors have committed atrocities – but Israel's military justice system respects their rights in custody Your special report looks at allegations that Israel's military justice system mistreats Palestinian children who have been arrested for throwing...

[uruknet.info] Leading Palestinians boycott UN head Ban Ki-moon in Gaza as rebuffed prisoners' families greet him with shoes
Uruknet February 2, 2012 - Leading Palestinian figures including prominent human rights advocates Dr. Eyad Sarraj, and Raji Sourani have boycotted a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Gaza today over the latter's refusal to meet with the families of Palestinian prisoners. Meanwhile Palestinians greeted Ban with shoes, beating them on his car as he...

Relatives of prisoners ask Ban Ki-moon to stop bias in favor of Israel
PIC - Relatives of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails and victims of the Israeli war on Gaza have received UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at Beit Hanun crossing on Thursday with protest signs.

Palestinian on 48th day of hunger strike chained to hospital bed
+972 Magazine 2/2/2012
      Khader Adnan is on the 48th day of his hunger strike, protesting his administrative detention. He is chained to a bed in a Bnei Brak hospital, and it’s unknown whether his family will be permitted to visit him
     Khader Adnan, aged 34 of ‘Araba near Jenin, is on the 48th day of his hunger strike, and is held chained to a bed in the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak. So reports Israeli NGO Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I). Adnan is protesting his administrative detention.
     Adnan was detained on December 17, 2011, and went on a hunger strike the following day. He refuses to consume anything but water. Despite his deteriorating situation – PHR-I says a person is in severe danger after the 45th day of a hunger strike – a military judge declined yesterday to review Adnan’s detention order and postponed the hearing for the second time. Adnan arrived at the hearing in a wheelchair.
     PHR-I denounced the fact that Mayanei Hayeshua allows Adnan to be hospitalized in chains, noting that in doing so the hospital is in violation of medical ethics, as well as the instructions of the Israeli Health Ministry and Israeli physicians organizations. PHR-I asked that Adnan’s chains be removed, and its president, Dr. Ruhama Marton, said that “the chaining of a prisoner to bed is intended solely for the purpose of humiliating him and causing him physical and mental hardship. The security argument is invalid in this case… The chaining of a patient to a bed is contrary to international law. Administrative detainee Khader Adnan is trying to defend his rights and his human dignity in the only way left to him, which is a hunger strike.”
     In a conversation with Anat Litwin, the PHR-I official dealing with detainees and prisoners, she noted that the organization has also asked for permission for Adnan’s family to visit him....
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Israel 'detains 85 people' in Hebron in January
2/1/2012 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 85 people from towns, villages and refugee camps in the Hebron district in January, the Palestinian Prisoners' Institute said Wednesday. Soldiers raided homes in the southern West Bank district, often accompanied by dogs, head of the institute Amjad al-Najjar said in a statement. People were ordered out....

[uruknet.info] Israel detains Palestinian politicians in an attempt to foil reconciliation attempts
Uruknet February 1, 2012 - On Sunday, 23 January, an Israeli Military Court placed Dr. Aziz Dweik, the elected head of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), in six months administrative detention without a trial and without officially filing any charges against him. Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) detained Dr. Dweik without reason on Sunday after holding him for...

[uruknet.info] Iraq snapshot - January 31, 2012
Uruknet January 31, 2012 - Chaos and violence continue, close to 500 people died in Iraq's January violence, a Palestinian is tortured to death by Thug Nouri al-Maliki's forces, Iraq drops significantly on Reporters Without Borders Press Index, Nouri wants to sue the Guardian yet again, the documentary This Is Where We Take Our Stand debuts in...

Arab Intelligence Agencies Collaborate With Mossad to Detain, Extradite Hamas Activist to Israel
Tikun Olam - Imprisoned Palestinian engineer, Jafar Daghlas In a story reminiscent of the kidnapping of Dirar Abusisi, a Palestinian engineer known for his activities in support of Hamas, has been arrested and interrogated for long periods by the Mukhabarat in both the United Arab Emirates and Jordan: Was...

Sharp rise in administrative detention
B'tselem 31 Jan 2012 - There has been a sharp rise in Israel's use of administrative detention over the past year. Over 300 Palestinians are now being held without charge or trial, for periods ranging from 6 months to several years. In protest, one administrative detainee has been on hunger strike...




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The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.

Boycott Israeli Medical Association
UK: The Medical Committee for Boycott of the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) will document the systematic torture of Palestinian people by agents of Israel. It will publicise the practice in order to bring world opinion to bear on Israel. And it will challenge the Israeli Medical Association which has repeatedly failed to issue advice to doctors who are involved in any way with torture.

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is an independent legal body based in Gaza City dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law, and upholding democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-Israel) was established in 1988 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, dedicated to promoting and protecting the medical human rights of all residents of Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Public Committee Against Torture in Israel - PCATI
An independent human rights organization founded that monitors the implementation conditions in detention centers and continues the struggle against the use of torture in interrogation in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.


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