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Soldier jailed for posing with bound Palestinian
YNet News - The Central Command's military court has sentenced an Israel Defense Forces soldiers to five months in prison for posing next to a bound Palestinian. The photos were .......
Army detains B'Tselem field worker
10/30/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers detained a field researcher with the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem in Hebron on Saturday, witnesses said. Locals said Issa Amer was documenting settler attacks on Palestinians when he was detained....
Hamas: PA targeting An-Najah University
10/30/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Officials within the Hamas movement accused the Palestinian Authority security services on Saturday of detaining two party supporters for political reasons."The Palestinian Authority continues with a detention campaignagainst affiliates of the movement," a statement from Hamas authorities in the West Bank said. The two detained were allegedly from Ramallah and....
PA detains 11 at Allenby border crossing
10/30/2010 - JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority security forces apprehended 11 Palestinians "wanted for various criminal acts" at the Allenby border crossing over the week, a police report said. Police said the suspects were transferred to prosecution to commence legal proceedings. Israeli forces also barred 68 Palestinians from traveling, citing security concerns. Crossings officials noted an....
500 Palestinian workers detained in October
Uruknet October 30, 2010 - Israeli occupation police and border guards detained 500 Palestinian workers in the current month of October including 20 women for working in 1948 occupied Palestine without permits. A statement for the Palestinian trade union in the West Bank said that 20 of those workers were held in custody for interrogation while 50 were sentenced to...
Israeli army detains 3 at Nablus checkpoint
10/29/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers detained three Palestinians suspected of possessing weapons at a checkpoint near Nablus on Friday, witnesses said. The Huwwara checkpoint was closed in both directions following the incident, locals said. An Israeli military spokeswoman was not aware of the incident. A day earlier, three Palestinians were arrested at the same....
Haifa activist accepts plea deal
Uruknet October 28, 2010 - Ameer Makhoul, the Palestinian activist from Haifa, accepted a plea bargain on Wednesday, confessing to espionage charges leveled by the Israeli state. Makhoul, an Israeli citizen, was detained by authorities during a nighttime raid on his home in May. He and his lawyers maintain that the charges against him are political, and that he was...
Prisoners at Nafha prison go on hunger strike
PIC 29 Oct 2010 - Palestinian captives in the Nafha desert jail went on hunger strike to protest the campaign of harassment by the occupation prison authority against them..
Palestinian female captive on hunger strike for the third day running
PIC 29 Oct 2010 - The Mandela Foundation that caters for Palestinian captives said that Lanan Abu Ghalma who is detained at Hasharon prison has started a hunger strike three days ago..
Israeli forces detain 8 overnight
10/28/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians across the West Bank overnight Wednesday, an Israeli military spokesman said. The spokesman said three were detained from the Jenin district, two from the Ramallah district and one the Bethlehem area. Meanwhile, he said two were detained from Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Palestinian Solidarity Project....
3 Palestinians detained near Nablus
10/28/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained three Palestinians Thursday near a Nablus checkpoint, officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said they were carrying "a number of improvised handguns and pipe bombs" near the Huwara checkpoint. The three unnamed Palestinians were taken for security questioning, she added....
Hamas: PA detained 4 supporters
10/28/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas accused Palestinian Authority security forces of detaining four of its supporters across the West Bank, a statement issued Thursday said. Hamas said PA forces detained the four in Nablus, Hebron, and Bethlehem....
Haifa activist accepts plea deal
Uruknet October 28, 2010 - Ameer Makhoul, the Palestinian activist from Haifa, accepted a plea bargain on Wednesday, confessing to espionage charges leveled by the Israeli state. Makhoul, an Israeli citizen, was detained by authorities during a nighttime raid on his home in May. He and his lawyers maintain that the charges against him are political, and that he was...
Kadima MK pushes for IDF soldiers caught on film abusing prisoners to be punished
Palestine Note 28 Oct 2010 - Washington - Israeli member of the Knesset Tzachi Hanegbi of the Kadima party brought forth a bill to punish IDF soldiers caught on film humiliating Palestinian detainees on Wednesday. The proposal comes on the heels of...
Israeli Prisons Authority: Three Months in Solitary Confinement For Dental Care
PNN - Nablus – PNN - Ra'ed Amer, director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club in Nablus, told PNN that Israeli prisons ran a policy of extortion in which one prisoner was at al-Damoun prison...
Peace Group Director 'Forced to Accept' Plea Bargain On Spy Charges
Palestine Monitor: 28 Oct 2010 - An Arab-Israeli political activist accepted a plea bargain on charges of espionage yesterday. Ameer Makhoul, head of the peace group Ittijah, was accused of spying for the Lebanese Hizbollah party. He admitted guilt for crimes that will see him serve seven to 10 years in exchange for more serious charges being dropped. His family and colleagues maintain his innocence, but feel he had no choice but to make the deal. “It was a choice between bad and worse”, said his wife Janan, “they would have sentenced him for life.” Over 90% of Palestinians accused of security offences against Israel over the past decade have been convicted. Makhoul's case has been extremely controversial. He was denied access to a lawyer for two weeks after his capture and his supporters allege that he was subjected to forms of torture during detention that included beatings and sleep deprivation. He had been held for...more
Israeli Army Ransacks Homes; Detains Palestinians in Nablus
IMEMC - 27 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 27, 2010 - 10:30, The Palestinian News Agency Ma'an, reported on Wednesday that the Israeli army detained five Palestinians from the villages of Madama and Beta in the southern part of Nablus.
Israel detains 5 from Nablus area
10/27/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained five Palestinians, including four minors, from the villages of Madama and Beita in the northern West Bank district of Nablus. Local sources identified the detained from Madama as Mujahed Abdullah Qet, 18, Akram Jebril Zyadeh, 16, Akram Issa Nassar, 16, and Muhammad Amer, 17, from Madma village and....
Hamas denies talks ongoing over Shalit deal
10/27/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas rebuffed comments Tuesday evening by an Israeli official that talks to secure a captured Israeli soldier in exchange for Palestinian prisoners were ongoing. Hamas leader Salah Al-Bardawil told Ma'an the reports were "totally untrue" and that Israel's comments were meant to "reassure the Israelis that they....
Haifa activist accepts plea deal
10/27/2010 - GAZA (Ma'an) -- Ameer Makhoul, the Palestinian activist from Haifa, accepted a plea bargain on Wednesday, confessing to espionage charges leveled by the Israeli state. Makhoul, an Israeli citizen, was detained by authorities during a nighttime raid on his home in May. He and his lawyers maintain that the charges against him are political....
Hamas: PA arrests 7 West Bank supporters
10/27/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas said on Wednesday that Palestinian Authority security forces arrested seven of the movement's members in the West Bank. Hamas said in a statement that PA forces continued what they called a campaign of arrests against the group, detaining members in the Jericho, Nablus, Jerusalem and Tubas districts....
Egypt detains opposition supporters
Palestine Note 27 Oct 2010 - Washington - Approximately 70 of Muslim Brotherhood supporters were detained for putting up election posters in Alexandra, the BBC reported Wednesday. An Egyptian security official stated that the posters breached a law as they used religious...
Al-Awda Launches New Palestinian Childrens's Rights Campaign
PNN - Ramallah – PNN – Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, just launched a new program that will focus on Palestinian children’s rights that have been detained by Israel, as well as...
IPS offers treatment for woman prisoner in return for her isolation
PIC 27 Oct 2010 - The Israeli prison service (IPA) has offered medical treatment for a Palestinian woman prisoner in Damon jail in return for isolating her for three months in Ramle prison.
National committee of prisoners: Shalit law is not frozen
PIC 27 Oct 2010 - The higher national committee for the support of prisoners said that Israel still implements the law of Shalit which a governmental committee approved in order to punish Palestinian prisoners.
Israeli Troops Kidnap 6 Palestinians in Jerusalem
IMEMC - 26 Oct 2010 - Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 13:03, The Israeli army abducted, on Tuesday morning, six Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem claiming they were hurling stones at Israeli police vehicles. The detainees were taken to al-Maskobeya detention and interrogation center in West Jerusalem.
Palestinian MP sentenced to administrative detention
10/26/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- An Israeli military court on Monday sentenced a Hamas-affiliated member of the Palestinian Legislative council to six months of administrative detention. Hatem Qafaish, elected to the Palestinian parliament in 2006 with Hamas' Change and Reform bloc, was detained after Israeli forces ransacked his home last Monday. The PLC member was.... Related: Israel continues political detention campaign
In photos: Aftermath of an Israeli raid
10/26/2010 - MaanImages / Khaleel Reash - The daughter of one of three Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in Qalqiliya on Monday morning holds up a copy of a Qur'an, which the family says troops burned after raiding the family home. An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that neither the Civil Administration nor the army....
Center calls for release of sick detainee
10/26/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The Hebron branch of the Palestinian Detainees' Center called for the release Tuesday of a prisoner on humanitarian grounds "to save his life because he is seriously unwell," a statement read. The center said Atef Mahmoud Waridat, currently held at the Beer Sheba prison in southern Israel for the past....
Israeli forces detain 5 in Beit Ummar
10/26/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces seized five Palestinians from the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar in the Hebron district early Tuesday morning, including a minor, the Palestine Solidarity Project said. PSP spokesman Muhammad Awad said troops ransacked several homes in the town, and identified those detained as Hasan Kathim, 20, Yousif Alqam....
Israel lifts study ban for 5 jailed students
10/26/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Lawyers for Palestinian detainees at an Israeli prison said Tuesday that five prisoners will be allowed to complete university studies, after they were initially banned. Twenty other prisoners will not be allowed to continue studying. They were prevented from completing coursework on "security" grounds, according to a statement from the detainees....
Israel says prisoner exchange talks ongoing
10/26/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Talks between Israel and Hamas over the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for an Israeli soldier are ongoing, a spokesman for Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday. Ofer Gendelman told Ma'an radio that the position of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's government had not changed....
Hamas: PA detains 3 supporters in West Bank
10/26/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) --Hamas accused the Palestinian Authority's security services of detaining three party supporters across the West Bank, a statement issued Tuesday read. Hamas said PA forces detained the three in Salfit and Nablus in the northern West Bank....
In photos: Aftermath of an Israeli raid
Uruknet October 26, 2010 - The daughter of one of three Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in Qalqiliya on Monday morning holds up a copy of a Qur'an, which the family says troops burned after raiding the family home. An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that neither the Civil Administration nor the army had received a complaint about the burning...
New photos of Israeli soldiers humiliating Palestinian detainees disclosed
Uruknet October 25, 2010 - A Hebrew website unveiled on Sunday new photos showing sadist Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip humiliating and scoffing at blindfolded and handcuffed Palestinian prisoners, while Al-Ahrar center for prisoners' studies revealed a picture for a little girl being surrounded by another group of soldiers. The website Walla said that the images were taken inside...
IOA detains six Jerusalemites in Ras Al-Amud
PIC 26 Oct 2010 - The Israeli occupation police detained six Palestinians in Ras Al-Amud suburb in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday, alleging they threw stones at security forces.
Pregnant woman injured by settler hit & run, 13-year-old banned from school in Hebron, 15-year-old tortured in Ariel settlement
Mondoweiss - And more news from Today in Palestine: Settlers/ Land, Property, Resource Theft & Destruction/Ethnic Cleansing Man and his pregnant wife injured in deliberate settler hit and run accident An Israeli settler deliberately ran into a Palestinian car near Halhul village, Al-Khalil district, on Monday night injuring...
Relatives: 3 detained in Qalqiliya
10/25/2010 - QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained three Palestinians from the Jayyus village in the northern West Bank district of Qalqiliya on Monday morning, relatives said. Relatives said the forces also detained Wajdi Hussein Bayda, 30, and Khaled Jamil Salim, 31, were both detained from the village after Israeli forces raided the area. The 11....
1 detained in Hebron
10/25/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) - Israeli troops detained on Monday at dawn a Palestinian man in central Hebron and gave his brother a notice to see the intelligence. Yasser Al-Jamal, 35, was taken to an undisclosed location after Israeli troops raided four houses in the Abu Sneineh neighborhood, his brother Yosri said. Yasser's other....
7 detained after brawl in Halhul
10/25/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authoritypolice dispersed a brawl between two families and detained seven people suspected of involvement in the Halhul village in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, a statement read. The statement said the feuding families threw rocks at one another, causing one injury. The fight broke out following a dispute....
Military court extends solitary confinement of PFLP leader
Uruknet October 24, 2010 -- An Israeli military court on Sunday extended the solitary confinement of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine secretary-general Ahmad Sa'adat until 21 April 2011, PFLP said. Sa'adat has already been held in solitary confinement in Ramon prison in Israel for 18 months, PFLP officials said, adding that the latest court decision also renewed a...
Convicted soldier: I feel like a war criminal
YNet News - Prosecution demands prison sentence for Givati troops who forced Palestinian boy....
More pictures surface of Israeli soldiers posing with Palestinian detainees
Daily Star 25 Oct 2010 OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: A rights group published new photos of Israeli soldiers posing with a detainee and vandalizing a Palestinian home Monday, in images apparently taken during the 2008-09 Gaza war. In one picture, a soldier points...
PA security militias transfer detainees to underground cells in Jericho prison
PIC 25 Oct 2010 - Ex-detainees released recently said that dozens of Palestinian prisoners was transferred by the Palestinian authority's security apparatuses to underground cells in Jericho prison.
Middle East to Midwest
Darcy Macdonald, Montreal Mirror 10/21/2010
      MC Invincible on Israeli injustice and Motor City music
     Though she spent the first seven years of her life living in “Israeli-occupied Palestine,” Detroit rapper and community activist Invincible’s understanding of Middle Eastern politics was shaped largely on American soil, hearing the stories of the friends she made in the Arab community she was raised among there.
     “A good friend of mine, when I was in sixth grade, her uncle had been imprisoned by the Israeli Defence Force and tortured in prison,” says Invincible, aka Ilana Weaver, 29. “That was one of my first times hearing about the injustices that Israel commits.” Already rapping at that stage of her adolescence, the young lady connected the dots with her own Middle East experience.
     “One of my earliest memories of living in Israel-occupied Palestine was being in like, first grade, and there was like, a day where they had all the soldiers come out to our school.
     “They had all the kids out in the playground with the soldiers. [It was] almost like a secret-Santa-type situation, where you’d give a soldier a gift. You kind of teamed up with a sol­dier. It was like an early indoctrination. They were preparing us to be those soldiers that were doing that to my friend’s uncle.”
     The rapper, who headlines Artists Against Apartheid XIV this Saturday, is becoming more visible through music, film and community involvement, notably her 2008 album Shapeshifters, on which she collaborated with producers like Black Milk and Waajeed of Platinum Pied Pipers.
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Hebron 13-Year Old 'Banned From Attending School'
Palestine Monitor - After being arrested, detained, beaten and fined by the Israeli army, Karam Daana, 13, has been placed under house arrest for five months during which he cannot attend school. His father has lost his work permit. Karam is yet to receive a trial. Written and photographed...
Hebron 13-Year Old 'Banned From Attending School'
Palestine Monitor: 25 Oct 2010 - After being arrested, detained, beaten and fined by the Israeli army, Karam Daana, 13, has been placed under house arrest for five months during which he cannot attend school. His father has lost his work permit. Karam is yet to receive a trial. Written and photographed by Charlotte Silver. Karam with his father Khalid. Entering a room full of adults and strangers, Karam Daana timidly says hello before immediately finding a seat and hanging his head down. At first his shy behavior seemed standard for a 13-year-old boy, bashful in front of so much attention. But quickly it became clear that there is nothing ordinary about Karam's behavior. Karam's father, Khalid Daana, explained, “He's not normal, he doesn't talk too much, he doesn't pray too much. He was always talking, he was active and clever. But now he is another person.” On 28 September, the Ofer Military Court, located outside...more
Children the New Target in Silwan Ethnic Cleansing Campaign
Palestine Monitor: 25 Oct 2010 - “I asked them to give me a minute to wake him up. But they didn't wait, they came in and took him”, said Mahmoud Mansour as he explained how the Israeli police arrested his son. Mahmoud is the father of 12-year-old Imran Mahmoud, the boy who was caught on video being forcefully hit by the car of David Beeri, head of the settler organization, Elad, in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Less than ten days after Imran was critically injured by the hit-and-run, the Jerusalem police arrested him on charges of throwing stones. Written by Charlotte Silver. Since the murder of Samer Sahan by a settler guard on September 22, Jerusalem police and security forces have filled the streets of Silwan. Every day, the neighbourhood teems with police patrolling the streets on foot and in cars. This past week alone, the police conducted a massive arrest campaign, detaining at...more
Gaza ministry releases 20 prisoners
10/24/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Gaza government's ministry of interior released 20 prisoners at the request of visiting aid convoy Viva Palestinian on Saturday, the minister announced. Speaking to reporters, Fathi Hammad said Gaza premier Ismail Haniyeh had ordered the prisoners' release "in honor of members of Viva Palestina."The news....
Military court extends solitary confinement of PFLP leader
10/24/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An Israeli military court on Sunday extended the solitary confinement of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine secretary-general Ahmad Sa'adat until 21 April 2011, PFLP said. Sa'adat has already been held in solitary confinement in Ramon prison in Israel for 18 months, PFLP officials said....
New batch of 'questionable' IDF Facebook photos released
Jeruslalem Post 24 Oct 2010 - Cast Lead pictures posted by "Breaking the Silence" show soldiers spraying grafitti in Palestinian homes, pointing guns at prisoners.
IOF soldiers detain Omar Barghouthi days after his release from PA jail
PIC 24 Oct 2010 - IOF on Sunday arrested liberated prisoner Omar Al-Barghouthi, the brother of the longest serving Palestinian prisoner in occupation jails, only few days after his release from PA detention.
Nafha prisoners go on warning hunger strike
PIC 24 Oct 2010 - Inmates in the Israeli Nafha prison went on a warning hunger strike on Saturday for one day in cooperation with all of the political persuasions in the prison, rights groups in Palestine said.
PSP: Israel detains 2 from Beit Ummar homes
10/23/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The Palestine Solidarity project said Saturday that Israel detained two Palestinians and broke into the homes of two popular committee members in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. PSP spokesman Mohammad Ayyad Awad said forces entered the village in the morning and detained 16-year-old Allam Yousef Bader Az-Za'....
Haniyeh: World must act to free prisoners
10/23/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza government Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday called on the international community to act on the issue of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. At a conference in Gaza City, the Hamas leader noted that every visitor to the Gaza Strip talked about captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit but ignored....
6 detained at Allenby Bridge
10/23/2010 - JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority police at the Allenby Bridge crossing between the West Bank and Jordan detained six Palestinians wanted on fraud charges attempting to enter Jordan last week, a police report said. Police said the suspects were transferred to prosecution to commence legal proceedings. Israeli forces also barred 83 Palestinians from traveling....
Palestinian prisoner Abu Shakhdam almost lost eyesight due to medical neglect
Uruknet October 23, 2010 - The Palestinian prisoner society said that Palestinian prisoner Firas Abu Shakhdam is in serious health condition and almost lost his eyesight as a result of the deliberate medical neglect policy pursued in the Israeli Negev prison and Ramla hospital. The prisoner told the society that he is suffering from serious problems in his eyes and...
Palestinian captives at Atzion live on bread and water for the past 10 days
Uruknet October 22, 2010 - Director of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) in the district of al-Khalil called on all human rights organisations to intervene to put a limit to the suffering of Palestinian captives at the Atzion detention centre, and called on the Red Cross to visit the centre and see for themselves the tragic living conditions of the...
IDF Soldiers Torture PalestiniansWARNING: This Video Contains VERY DISTURBING Images
Uruknet October 22, 2010 - WARNING: The following video contains EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES! Shot during 1989-1991 - the years of the first Intifada (Palestinian Uprising)....
Samir Kuntar pushes for more kidnapping
YNet News - Samir Kuntar called Saturday on Palestinian terror organizations to kidnap more Israeli soldiers. The Lebanese terrorist, who was released from Israeli prison in .......
Haneyya: Prisoners issue must be made international
PIC 23 Oct 2010 - PM Ismail Haneyya announced he will assume all expenses of an Arab-international tour by families of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention aimed at publicizing their cause to the world.
Prisoner Abu Shakhdam almost lost eyesight due to medical neglect
PIC 23 Oct 2010 - The Palestinian prisoner society said that Palestinian prisoner Firas Abu Shakhdam is in serious health condition and almost lost his eyesight as a result of the deliberate medical neglect policy.
The Legacy of Mubarak
Palestine Chronicle: 23 Oct 2010 - By Ali Younes Mohammad Hosni Mubarak, former Air Force General became president of Egypt after the assassination of President Mohammad Anwar Al Sadat by Muslim extremists on 6 October 1981. President Mubarak, as a result, became the longest serving president of Egypt since Mohammad Ali Pasha, who ruled Egypt from 1805-1849. Mubarak’s rule, since he assumed power nearly 30 years ago, has been characterized by his authoritarian grip on power and his reliance on Emergency laws to govern Egypt and curtail civil liberties and personal freedoms. Under the “state of emergency” his government has the right to detain and imprison individuals virtually for no reason. This device is used by the government to mainly attack the Muslim Brotherhood and any other political party and deny them to formally participate in the elections. In using the Muslim Brotherhood as a “scarecrow” to counter pressure from the US or the European Union...more
Sources: 6 detained at dawn from Hebron
10/22/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) - Israeli forces detained six residents of the West Bank district of Hebron at dawn on Friday, Palestinian security sources said. The sources said Israeli soldiers detained Tareq Ahmad, 35, and confiscated 6 laptops and 21 cell phones from his home. Meanwhile, Mahmoud Sawarneh, 18, and his 16-year-old brother Ahmad were....
Israeli Army Detained A University Student One Month Before His Graduation Day
IMEMC - 22 Oct 2010 - Thursday October 21, 2010 - 11:15, The Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Detainees in Nablus condemned on Thursday the Israeli army raid on the house of Palestinian Nawwaf al-Ammer, and detention of his son, Ibrahim Ammer, 22 years old, after a destructive search of the house.
PA urged to investigate torture allegations
10/21/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority should promptly investigate the alleged torture of two detainees in a Jericho prison and ensure that officials responsible for the abuse are prosecuted, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. These two cases are among more than 100 allegations of torture registered so far this year with the Independent Commission....
5 detained in Silwan overnight
10/21/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) --Israeli special forces detained five Palestinians from the flashpoint Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem overnight on Wednesday. The detentions followed a wave of arrests at dawn on Wednesday, when nine Palestinians were detained from their homes in the Ein El-Lozeh and Ber Yacoub areas of Silwan. Those arrested included Sahib Ar-Rajabi....
Hamas: PA detained 8 supporters
10/21/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas accused Palestinian Authority security forces of arresting eight party members in the West Bank overnight Wednesday. In a statement, Hamas said the PA was continuing its arrest campaign against Hamas affiliates, adding that the latest detentions occurred in Ramallah, Hebron and Tulkarem. The Islamist movement said PA forces arrested over....
Israel Shooting and Electric-Shocking Palestinian Children
Uruknet October 21, 2010 - Defence for Children International (DCI) Palestine Section (DCI/Palestine) "is a national section of the international non-government child rights organisation and movement (dedicated) to promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian children," according to international law principles. Two earlier articles addressed their work. Both covered Israel's systematic, institutionalized use of torture of Palestinian children as brutally...
HRW: West Bank: Reports of Torture in Palestinian Detention
Uruknet October 21, 2010 - The Palestinian Authority should promptly investigate the alleged torture of two detainees over the past month in a Jericho prison and ensure that officials responsible for the abuse are prosecuted, Human Rights Watch said today. These two cases are among more than 100 allegations of torture registered so far this year with the Independent Commission...
Fatah prisoner in IOA jails on hunger strike over cousin's detention in PA jails
PIC 21 Oct 2010 - The longest serving Fatah prisoner in IOA jails Fakhri Al-Barghouthi and his son Shadi, who is serving a 29-year sentence, have gone on hunger strike.
Ministry of detainees: Israel uses Arab prisoners as political hostages
PIC 21 Oct 2010 - The Palestinian ministry of prisoners' affairs said that Israel uses Arab detainees in its jails as political hostages at the pretext that their countries do not want them.
Shooting and Electric-Shocking of Palestinian Children
Palestine Chronicle: 21 Oct 2010 - By Stephen Lendman Defence for Children International (DCI) Palestine Section (DCI/Palestine) "is a national section of the international non-government child rights organisation and movement (dedicated) to promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian children," according to international law principles. Both covered Israel's systematic, institutionalized use of torture of Palestinian children as brutally as against adults. DCI/Palestine's latest September Bulletin adds more, saying: "For the first time....three (documented) cases of children reporting being given electric shocks by Israeli interrogators (occurred) in Ari'el Settlement." Each was accused of stone throwing. Electric shocking extracted confessions although the boys maintain their innocence. DCI and PACTI (the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel) demanded Israel investigate reports that a Gush Etzion settlement interrogator "attached car battery jump leads to the genitals of a 14-year old boy in order to obtain a confession to stone throwing." The August 5 incident involved four boys walking near a...more
Two Detainees Start Their Twenty-Fifth Year in Israeli Jails
IMEMC - 20 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 20, 2010 - 12:21, The Palestinian national committee for supporting detainees stated, on Wednesday, that two detainees, Ibraheeb A’layan, 45, detained on October 10th,1986 and Sameer Abu Ne’mehn, 50, detained on October 20th,1986, both from Jerusalem, have entered their twenty-fifth year in Israeli jails.
Jerusalem detainees mark 25 years in prison
10/20/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians from Jerusalem marked 25 years in prison on Wednesday, the detainees center reported. Ibrahim Husein E'lian, 45, and Samir Abu Ne'meh, 50, were detained in 1986 for operations targeting Israeli settlers, the center said....
Palestinian shepherd made homeless, livelihood threatened, 14 year old son injured and in prison
Uruknet October 20, 2010 - Noah El-Rajabi is a shepherd, with two hundred sheep and goats. He lives in Bani Na’im, 17 kilometres from Hebron. He is married, and has seven children. Ten weeks ago the Israeli military demolished his house. His wife and younger children now live in two rented rooms in Hebron. Noah and his oldest son lived...
Iran to take US hikers to trial
Palestine Note 20 Oct 2010 - Washington - The three US hikers who have been detained in a prison in Tehran after straying across the Iran-Iraq border will be taken to court in November, the BBC reported Wednesday. One of the hikers,...
West Bank: Reports of Torture in Palestinian Detention
Relief Web 20 Oct 2010 - Source: Human Rights Watch
Romanein after release: We will not be silenced over crimes against our people
PIC 20 Oct 2010 - Addressing the press for the first time since his prison release Wednesday evening, MP Ali Romanein said “will not be silenced over crimes against their people and their cause.”
IOA extends custody of Palestinian detainee for seventh consecutive time
PIC 20 Oct 2010 - The Israeli intelligence renewed the administrative detention, without trial or charge, for the seventh time running of Bakr Sa'eed Bilal on Wednesday one hour before his scheduled release.
PA Intelligence head in Al-Khalil brags about using torture in W. Bank jails
PIC 20 Oct 2010 - Director of the intelligence Mahmoud Hamdan proudly admitted that the security apparatuses in the West Bank use torture against prisoners, describing it as a policy that cannot be dispensed with.
Five Peaceful Protesters Wounded By Israeli Military In Silwan
IMEMC - 19 Oct 2010 - Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:29, Israeli soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets and gas bombs at dozens of Palestinian protestors in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. At least five residents were wounded and twelve detained.
Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian teen
10/19/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The Ofar military court extended the detention of Sayel Abu Quweider, 15, from Hebron, for another 10 days. His lawyer, prisoners society advocate Elia Theodory, said the military prosecution is inflexible and has refused to release Abu Quweider on bail because Israeli soldiers say they saw him throwing stones. Israeli soldiers....
PA police detain 3 in Salfit
10/19/2010 - SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority police operating in Salfit detained three residents they described as "wanted" by the Palestinian court, a statement read. Police said the three had fled from police and were accused of failing to pay "huge amounts" of debts....
Another arrest in Silwan
10/19/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man from occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday, officials said. Mahmoud Ar-Ruwaidi, 40, was driving in Silwan when Israeli police ordered him and his 10-year-old son to step out of the car, the director of the Wadi Hilwa Information Center said. Jawad Sayam told Ma'....
Palestinian detained in Beit Ummar
10/19/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian man from Beit Ummar village near Hebron early Tuesday, the Palestine Solidarity Project announced. Ayed Muhammad Jamal Baragheet, 20, was taken to an undisclosed location after soldiers threw stones and stun grenades at his house before raiding it, the group said....
Palestinian boy hit by settler car detained
Uruknet October 18, 2010 - Israeli forces have detained a boy who was struck by a car driven by a settler in a flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood earlier this month, officials said Sunday. Security spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Imran Mansur, 12, had been brought in on Saturday for questioning about the stone-throwing, adding that he was accompanied by his father...
Who are the real prisoners?
Daily Star 19 Oct 2010 When I asked in my previous article, "Until when this conspiracy of silence?" concerning more than 11,000 Palestinian prisoners kidnapped from their homes by Israeli intelligence officers, and suffering the cruelest torture at the hands of...
Five Jerusalemites detained in Silwan
PIC 19 Oct 2010 - Israeli occupation police used force to quell separate marches by Palestinian young men in Silwan suburb, in occupied Jerusalem, on Monday evening.
Israel continues political detention campaign
10/18/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Hamas-affiliated member of the Palestinian Legislative Council on Monday from the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Hatem Qafaish, elected to the Palestinian parliament in 2006 with Hamas' Change and Reform bloc, was detained after Israeli forces ransacked his home, a local source told Ma'....
Center: 6 detained in Silwan
10/18/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities detained six young Palestinian men from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Monday, the Wadi Hilwa Information Center said. Center director Jawad Siyam said the six were detained early in the morning, and identified them as Khalil Odeh, Muhammad Al-Abbasy, Mahdi Al-Abbasy, Ali Al-Abbasy and two from the....
Source: Hamas deputy, journalist detained in Hebron
10/18/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Hamas-affiliated member of the Palestinian Legislative Council on Monday from Hebron, a source told Ma'an and a journalist for a local radio station. The source said PLC member Hatem Qafeesha and journalist Raed Ash-Sharif were detained after their homes were raided in Hebron....
Israel continues political detention campaign
Uruknet October 18, 2010 - Israeli forces detained a Hamas-affiliated member of the Palestinian Legislative Council on Monday from the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Hatem Qafaish, elected to the Palestinian parliament in 2006 with Hamas' Change and Reform bloc, was detained after Israeli forces ransacked his home, a local source told Ma'an. The PLC member was detained on...
Hamas: 'Israel exaggerating Schalit talks on purpose'
Jeruslalem Post 18 Oct 2010 - Despite PM's confirmation of Schalit negotiations, Mahmoud a-Zahar says talks are meant to distract from Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
Rights group: New hunger strike will mark milestone in prisoner movment history
PIC 18 Oct 2010 - Prisoners affairs researcher Fouad Al-Khafsh said new hunger strike constitutes a milestone in the prisoners’ movement history over decades of sacrifices.
Amid media blackout, PA-Israeli officers to question Palestinians in PA jail
PIC 18 Oct 2010 - The PA intelligence apparatus in Al-Khalil transferred amid media blackout a number of Palestinian detainees in its prison to Jericho jail in order to be interrogated by a joint PA-Israeli committee.
Hamas-Israeli prisoner swap talks 'have resumed'
The Guardian 17 Oct 2010 - Israel says German negotiator is back in contact with Hamas rulers of Gaza for Gilad Shalit discussions Israel said today it had resumed talks with the Hamas rulers of Gaza on swapping about 1,000 Palestinian prisoners...
Soldier who danced around detainee: It wasn't a war crime
Jeruslalem Post 17 Oct 2010 - Former IDF soldier was filmed dancing around a bound Palestinian female security suspect in 2007.
IOA refuses to allow medical specialists to visit prisoners in Ramla hospital
PIC 17 Oct 2010 - The Palestinian prisoner committee said that the IOA refused to allow a specialized medical committee to visit the Palestinian patients under detention in the Ramla prison hospital.
Netanyahu to relaunch efforts towards prisoner swap deal
PIC 17 Oct 2010 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said continued action will be taken to release Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian resistance, through a swap deal with Hamas.
Hamdan: Visit by German mediator did not bring anything new to Shalit deal
PIC 17 Oct 2010 - Hamas foreign relations head Osama Hamdan denied TV reports about the German mediator bridging many of the gaps in the prisoner swap deal.
Tensions mount in Silwan as Israel detains child, threatens to take down tent
PIC 17 Oct 2010 - Israeli forces arrested Sunday morning the child Imran Mansur, 11, while in poor medical condition in his Wadi Halwa home in Jerusalem’s Silwan district.
Hamas: PA referred 40 affiliates to military courts
10/16/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas accused the Palestinian Authority of referring 40 party supporters from the northern Nablus district to military courts, which have in turn delayed hearings until next month, a statement issued Saturday read. The Islamist movement further said the use of torture against party-affiliates in Jericho prison had intensified and that the....
Egypt: New Israeli building permits are a sign that talks could collapse
Ha'aretz - Arab League issue statement saying if Israel goes ahead with building settlements, they might ask UN for the recognition of the Palestinian state., Hamas confirms that talks have resumed regarding a prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel as part of a deal to secure release of Gilad Shalit., Turkish PM Erdogan slams U.S. for supporting 'state terrorism of Israel against Turkey,' says Turkey, Iran and Pakistan have a common future.
Egypt: New Israeli building permits are a sign that talks could collapse
Ha'aretz 16 Oct 2010 - Arab League issue statement saying if Israel goes ahead with building settlements, they might ask UN for the recognition of the Palestinian state., Hamas confirms that talks have resumed regarding a prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel as part of a deal to secure release of Gilad Shalit., Turkish PM Erdogan slams U.S. for supporting 'state terrorism of Israel against Turkey,' says Turkey, Iran and Pakistan have a common future.
Palestinian prisoners gearing to go on hunger strike
PIC 16 Oct 2010 - Palestinian Prisoners Movement leaders called on all concerned parties to gear to join forces with Palestinian prisoners in their next battle with the Israeli prison administration.
Abu Marzouk: Konrad visited Gaza two weeks ago
PIC 16 Oct 2010 - Deputy head of Hamas's political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said that the German mediator in the prisoner swap deal Gerhard Konrad visited Gaza two weeks ago and met with Hamas officials.
Palestinian detainees organize hunger strike
10/15/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails are organizing a prison-wide hunger strike to protest poor conditions, the head of a detainees committee said Friday. In a letter sent from his cell, Yehya Sinwar said the strike would be called the Al-Furqan battle, and aimed to pressure prison administrations to stop solitary confinement....
IOF troops storm prison wards and assault captives at Nafha prison
PIC 15 Oct 2010 - Media spokesman of the Waed society for prisoners and ex-prisoners, Abdullah Qandil, said that soldiers of the Nahshon unit stormed a number of wards in the Nafha desert prison.
National campaign wants immediate halt of torture in Abbas's jails in W. Bank
PIC 15 Oct 2010 - The National campaign for the defense of kidnapped Palestinian citizens in the PA jails in the West Bank has expressed anxiety over the continued torturing of kidnapped Palestinian activists..
Israeli Army Detains Journalists Helping with Harvest
IMEMC - 14 Oct 2010 - Thursday October 14, 2010 - 15:44, Israeli army detained, on Thursday afternoon, a number of journalists who participated as volunteers in harvesting olives. Their work was organized by the Palestine Mininstry of Information in Kafir Kadom, near Qalqilia.
Israeli forces detain journalists in Nablus
10/14/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Thursday detained a group of journalists and government employees who were helping to harvest olives in a Nablus village, a Palestinian Authority ministry said. The PA Information Ministry organized a volunteering day for approximately 40 journalists and 20 ministry employees to help villagers in Kafr Qaddum pick olives....
Protest in Bethlehem to stand by detainees
10/14/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Demonstrators held a sit-in Thursday in front of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem to protest the torture of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, organized by the local detainees' center. Head of the center Abdul Fattah Khalil welcomed supporters who joined the sit-in, and called for the release of all political....
Fayyad sends letter to imprisoned child
10/14/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Prime Minister Salam Fayyad sent a letter to an imprisoned child Thursday. The letter, to Sayel Abu Queider of Hebron, who was detained in September, came as part of a new letter-writing initiative launched by the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs to improve communication with prisoners....
Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike soon
PIC 14 Oct 2010 - Palestinian prisoners are getting prepared to go on hunger strike that will extend to include all prisoners in an attempt to pressure the prison administrations to improve their prison conditions.
Israeli Forces Test Transfer Scenario
Palestine Chronicle: 14 Oct 2010 - By Jonathan Cook - Nazareth Israel secretly staged a training exercise last week to test its ability to quell any civil unrest that might result from a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority requiring the forcible transfer of many Arab citizens, the Israeli media has reported. The drill was intended to evaluate the readiness of the civil defence units, police, army and prison service to contain large-scale riots by Israel's Arab minority in response to such a deal. The transfer scenario echoes a proposal by Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's far-right foreign minister, for what he has termed a "population exchange". Lieberman proposes land swaps that would force many of Israel's 1.3 million Arab citizens into a future Palestinian state in return for annexation to Israel of most of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The scheme has been widely criticised as a violation of international law. He outlined his proposal...more
Letter from an Israeli (Birmingham) Jail
Palestine Chronicle: 14 Oct 2010 - By Dallas Darling If Martin Luther King would have been a Palestinian, I sometimes wonder how Israeli authorities would have treated him. This came to mind again when it was reported that an Israeli military court sentenced Palestinian nonviolence activist Abdullah Abu Rahmeh to one year in prison. Evidently, the military tribunal found him guilty of “incitement” and for organizing illegal protests. It also fined him $1,400, a stiff penalty for someone who lost over half of his farmland to land seized by Israeli settlement programs. Similar to Martin Luther King, Abdullah Abu Rahmeh has experienced years of racial oppression and religious intolerance. Like Martin Luther King who founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to help achieve equality for blacks, Abdullah Abu Rahmeh is the coordinator of the Bilin Popular Resistance Committee against the Wall and Settlements. Since 2005, the movement has nonviolently challenged Israeli segregation and exclusive religious laws....more
Israel Detained Two Journalists and a Solidarity Activist near Hebron
IMEMC - 13 Oct 2010 - Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 15:07, Israeli army detained, on Wendesday afternoon, two journalists and the media spokesman for the Palestinian Solidarity Project In Beit Ummar village near Hebron.
Israeli forces detain 2 journalists in settlement
10/13/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinian journalists on Wednesday before noon in settlement in the Beit Ummar village in the southern Hebron district as they covered its expansion, the Palestine Solidarity Project said. PSP spokesman Mohammad Ayyad Awad said Ma'mun Wazwaz, a Reuters photojournalist, and Hazem Bader, an Agence France-Presse....
PA police: 5 detained across West Bank
10/13/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained five Palestinians overnight Tuesday after raiding the Nablus, Jenin, and Hebron districts in the West Bank, Palestinian Authority police said. Police said Israeli forces raided the Asira and Yasid villages in the northern Nablus district and detained Theeb As'ad Mashaqy, 70, and his son Hussam, 30....
PSP: 2 photojournalists detained in Beit Ummar
10/13/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinian journalists on Wednesday before noon in the Beit Ummar village in the southern Hebron district as they covered the expansion of an illegal settlement, the Palestine Solidarity Project said.... Related: Israeli forces detain 2 journalists in settlement
UK concerned by Abu Rahmah conviction
10/13/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Britain's Foreign Office on Tuesday expressed concern over the sentencing of a Palestinian popular campaign leader by an Israeli military court to 12 years in prison, a statement read. On Monday, Abdallah Abu Rahmah was convicted of incitement, organizing and attending demonstrations against Israel's construction of the....
Israeli military court reverses Palestinian child's release
Uruknet October 13, 2010 -- An Israeli military court reversed Wednesday a ruling granting the release of a 12-year-old last week, keeping him in detention until legal procedures are complete, his lawyer said. Sayel Rebhi Abu Quedair's bail was set at 5,000 shekels ($1,391.75) after he was detained from his school on 27 September on suspicion of throwing stones at...
Two Palestinians exposed to attempted murder, sexual abuse in Israeli jails
Uruknet October 13, 2010-- Different sources told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that two Palestinian young prisoners were exposed in separate incidents to torture, attempted murder and sexual abuse by some Israeli jailers. A source close to prisoner Jihad Al-Matwar, 18, said that Matwar was kidnapped from his home two days ago in Sa'ir town in Al-Khalil city and severly...
ACRI Wants Explanation On Population Transfer Exercise
PNN - The Israel Prisons Service held a drill last week dealing with the scenario of Israeli Arab citizens being transferred to the Palestinian Authority in part of what could be a peace deal....
Two Palestinians exposed to attempted murder, sexual abuse in Israeli jails
PIC 13 Oct 2010 - Different sources told the Palestinian information center that two Palestinian young prisoners were exposed in separate incidents to torture, attempted killing and sexual abuse by Israeli jailers.
Israel uses TV footage to catch Jerusalem boy
10/12/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities detained a young boy after identifying him in footage of a settler running down rock-throwing children in occupied East Jerusalem. The boy was spotted in news footage of the incident aired by The Associated Press, Jawad Seyam, director of Wadi Helwa Information Centre in the Silwan neighborhood, told Ma.... Related: Video shows settler leader run over Palestinian children
Center: Child detained in Silwan
10/12/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Wad Hilweh Information Center said an eight-year-old Palestinian resident of Silwan was detained at dawn on Tuesday by Israeli police. Center director Jawad Siyam said police raided Omran Mansour's home in the Beir Ayoub neighborhood of the flashpoint area. The center had said they believed the child was....
Belly-dancing soldier identified
10/13/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The latest Israeli soldier to be caught on tape humiliating a Palestinian detainee has appeared in other questionable photographs during army service, and he posted some of those images online. The soldier, Avi Yakobov, was filmed belly-dancing beside 24-year-old Ihsan Dababisa in a YouTube video that went viral last Monday.... Related: VIDEO: "israeli soldier catch arab terrorist..."
Security source: 3 beaten, 1 detained in Hebron
10/12/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian security source said three Palestinians were beaten by Israeli forces overnight Monday in the At-Tuwani village in the southern Hebron district. The source said 18-year-old Hijazi Al-Nawag'a was left with a broken hand as a result of the assault and was taken to the Abu Al-Hassan....
Palestinian police detain 10 suspects
10/12/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Police on Tuesday detained 10 suspects wanted for questioning over car thefts in Hebron and Ramallah. Police recovered 270 cars and detained one suspect in Ramallah. In Hebron, they seized 40 cars and nine suspects. The suspects were sent to general prosecution to begin legal procedures. They were not identified....
Human rights organization: Israel is carrying out wide-scale prisoner transfers in its prisons
Uruknet October 12, 2010 - A Palestinian human rights organization has said that a few days ago, the managing authority of Israeli jails began a wide scale transfer campaign among prisoners, particularly in Megiddo, Gilboa, Be'er Sheva, and Shata prisons. In light of this campaign, dozens of prisoners have been moved to different prisons. In a written statement, the Organization...
Arbitrary Arrests Continue in the West Bank and Detainees Held under Severe Condition and Subjected to Torture and Ill-Treatment
Uruknet October 12, 2010 - The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns campaigns of arbitrary arrests waged by Palestinian security services against members and supporters of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and subjecting the detainees to cruel treatment, in violation of the law. PCHR points out that, in spite of releasing a number of detainees recently, Palestinian security services have...
ACRI Demands Clarification on Alleged Transfer Exercise
Association for Civil Rights in Israel - ACRI 10/12/2010
      ACRI to Netanyahu: Deny reports of large-scale training exercise to handle protests against population transfer
     To: Mr. Binyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Jerusalem
     Dear Sir,
     Re: Security Forces Exercise Simulating Population Transfer
     We learned through a report on Kol Israel (Reshet B, October 8) of a large-scale training exercise by the Prison Service, Police, Firefighters, emergency crews, and the Homefront Command simulating in detail how these forces would handle demonstrations and protests by Arab citizens in response to the execution of plans to exchange populations and territory in the context of a diplomatic agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
     If this is true, we demand an incontrovertible and immediate denial of this report by the most senior officials, given its extreme and outrageous nature.
     If these reports are accurate - and the fact that such an exercise took place would attest as such - it would confirm that notions of transfer, also termed land swaps or population exchanges, in the context of a diplomatic process are not only elections slogans or the private fantasy of certain politicians and ministers, but a concrete possibility at the top of the agendas of the government and those behind the execution of the exercise. Indeed, it is an idea that is gaining legitimacy daily on the part of government and public officials.
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Israel transfers 20 detainees overnight
10/11/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- An Israeli prison administration transferred 20 Palestinian detainees on Sunday night without notice, a detainees' center said. The prisoners, all serving long-term sentences, were transferred from Majedo prison, and were not told where they would be taken. Some detainees found out from guards that they would be moved to Jelbou....
Locals: Mother of newborn detained in Hebron
10/11/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained seven residents of the Hebron district on Monday, including a mother who gave birth 2 weeks ago, locals said. Israeli soldiers detained Sajida Riziq Muhammad Al-Awawda, 20, at midday outside Hebron university, where she is a student of Islamic law. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society called for her....
Report: Woman detained for allegedly attempting to stab officer
10/11/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian woman was detained on Monday at an Israeli military checkpoint for allegedly attempting to stab a Border Guard officer, Israeli media reported. According to Israeli news site Ynet the woman was from Bethlehem and was taken for questioning after the officer took control of the woman during the reported....
Introducing ethnic cleansing
Uruknet October 11, 2010 - ... Israeli police and army recently concluded an extensive drill, practicing response to "riots" that would follow the signing of a peace agreement covering "population exchange" [...] Menashe’s report also notes the Prison Service is prepared [sic] to release 1,500 illegal aliens from Israeli prisons to absorb new Palestinian detainees within 24 hours, although it’s unclear whether...
Israel prosecutes local peace activist
11 Oct 2010 - Ramallah, October 11, (Pal Telegraph) A military court in Ofer prison, west of Ramallah, is expected to issue today its final ruling against the Palestinian activist and coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Separation Wall in Bil'in, Abdullah Abu Rahma. The prosecution of the Israeli military court pointed earlier charges of incitement and organizing illegal demonstrations against Abu Rahma,...
Hamas: Shalit deal closed, mediators have pulled out
PIC 11 Oct 2010 - Hamas leader Dr. Osama Al Muzaini said Germany will no longer mediate in prisoner deal after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reneged on previous agreements thwarting the deal.
Ghoul: Isolating prisoners a war crime
PIC 11 Oct 2010 - Minister of prisoners in Gaza Dr. Mohammed Al-Ghoul has described the Israeli occupation authority's (IOA) policy of isolating Palestinian prisoners as a war crime.
Hope, and How Not to Visit Palestine
Robin Yassin-Kassab, Palestine Think Tank 10/8/2010
      My visit to Nablus coincided with the first Palestinian Human Rights Film Festival at an-Najah University. Even better than the films shown were the panel discussions afterwards, on issues such as refugees, resistance and women’s rights. The first film I saw was “To Shoot an Elephant” (watch it here), a brutal, highly-recommended documentary shot by International Solidarity Movement activists who happened to be in Gaza as the 2008/09 massacre unfolded. After the screening the audience communicated with director Alberto Arce via a video link-up to Spain. (Alberto is permanently banned from entry into Israeli-controlled territory.)
     Alberto said this: “It is not my job to tell the Palestinians what to do. It’s my job to support the Palestinians and to witness what’s happening to them. The Palestinians have suffered so much from the actions of foreigners, and foreigners have no right to impose their beliefs on Palestinians.”
     Later he argued that one factor behind changing Western attitudes to Israel-Palestine has been the great hospitality of Palestinians, who have welcomed thousands of foreign visitors and volunteers into their towns, camps and homes over the last decade. Once these foreigners have an opportunity to experience daily life in Palestine they become ambassadors of the Palestinian cause in their home countries. Alberto cautioned, however, that besieged Gaza has recently become less welcoming to non-Muslim outsiders. The understandably paranoid Hamas government fears the foreigners are spies calling in air strikes, and many of Gaza’s traumatised younger generation, who have seen the West joining wholeheartedly in Israel’s siege of the prison territory, are unwilling or unable to distinguish between Western governments and people.
     On the comparatively less-stressed West Bank, foreigners are still very welcome (and tougher, more experienced activists will of course still be able to make themselves at home in Gaza, which needs more witnesses and helpers than ever)....
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8 detained at anti-settlement rally
10/9/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 8 protesters at an anti-settlement rally near Hebron on Saturday. Three foreign nationals and one Israeli activist were among those detained at the weekly demonstration in Beit Ummar, protesting the confiscation of village land to build the illegal Karmei Tsur settlement, protest organizers said. The Palestine Solidarity Project....
Israel's persecution of Ameer Makhoul
Palestine Note 8 Oct 2010 - At any time, from 7,000 - 12,000 or more Palestinians are politically persecuted and imprisoned, including young children. The Addameer Prisoners' Support and Human Rights Association explains that for over 43 years under military occupation, over...
Ghoul urges world community to put on trial Israeli war criminals
PIC 9 Oct 2010 - Palestinian minister of prisoners in the Gaza Strip Mohammed Al-Ghoul has asked the international courts to immediately put on trial the Israeli war criminals.
Israel’s persecution of Ameer Makhoul
Stephen Lendman, Palestine Note 10/8/2010
      At any time, from 7,000 - 12,000 or more Palestinians are politically persecuted and imprisoned, including young children. The Addameer Prisoners' Support and Human Rights Association explains that for over 43 years under military occupation, over 650,000 Palestinians have been illegally detained for wanting freedom on their own land in their own country, what Israel won't tolerate, nor have its leaders ever wanted peace. Saying so is a lie.
     What Avi Shlaim once said about Ariel Sharon, applies to virtually all other Israeli leaders, past and present; namely, that "Bargaining, accommodation, and compromise (were) alien to his whole way of thinking."
     Sharon earlier, and Netanyahu today, share like-minded views; namely, that "relations with the Palestinians (are) a zero-sum game" in which Israel intends to gain at their expense, including its own Arab citizens. Both leaders spurn concessions, Sharon once saying, "This is our land, and we'll settle it and build on it in order to prevent the creation of a Palestinian state. We'll never give up this area." As a result, Palestinians have been ruthlessly persecuted, imprisoned, or slaughtered in gross violation of international laws.
     Ameer Makoul is one of many victims, a previous article about him accessed through the following link [below].
     An Israeli citizen, human rights activist, and head of the internationally recognized Ittijah NGO for Palestinian empowerment, he also chairs the Public Committee for the Defence of Political Prisoners within the Arab Higher Monitoring Committee in Israel. Besides championing human rights, he also supports the global BDS movement, what many believe is perhaps the most effective nonviolent tactic against Israeli lawlessness, and another reason for his targeting. -- See also: Israeli Persecution of Human Rights Activists
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West Bank protests mark olive harvest
10/9/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinian teenagers picking olives near Hebron on Friday as weekly anti-wall protests across the West Bank marked the start of the olive harvesting season. Witnesses said Jehad Jamal Al-Amla, 17, and Iyad Jamil Al-'Amla, 18, were detained while picking olives in Beit Ula west of....
Hamas tells PA to 'unleash West Bank resistance'
10/8/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas has called on the Palestinian Authority to "unleash the resistance in the West Bank" by releasing political prisoners from jail and ending security coordination with Israel, a spokesman said. Sami Abu Zuhri said "Israel's continued offenses and invasions in Hebron come within the context of escalating Israeli....
Israel's Persecution of Ameer Makhoul
Uruknet October 8, 2010 - At any time, from 7,000 - 12,000 or more Palestinians are politically persecuted and imprisoned, including young children. The Addameer Prisoners' Support and Human Rights Association explains that for over 43 years under military occupation, over 650,000 Palestinians have been illegally detained for wanting freedom on their own land in their own country, what Israel...
Israel's persecution of Ameer Makhoul
Palestine Note 8 Oct 2010 - At any time, from 7,000 - 12,000 or more Palestinians are politically persecuted and imprisoned, including young children. The Addameer Prisoners' Support and Human Rights Association explains that for over 43 years under military occupation, over...
P.A Forces Arrest Former Detainee
IMEMC - 7 Oct 2010 - Thursday October 07, 2010 - 10:17, On Thursday The Palestinian Security Forces of the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, arrested Omar Barghouthi, 55, a former political prisoner held by Israel for more than ten years, and the brother of the longest held Palestinian detainee in an Israeli prison.
Woman filmed by soldiers describes torture, humiliation
10/7/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian woman who was filmed, handcuffed and blindfolded, as an Israeli soldier danced around her said Thursday that the video only showed the beginning of "a journey of torture and humiliation." A video of 24-year-old Ihsan Dababisa surfaced on YouTube on Monday, and was aired on Israel's....
Overnight detentions include son of mayor
10/7/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Overnight raids saw Israeli forces detain the 18-year-old son of Beit Ummar's mayor, with reports saying as many as 12 Palestinians were detained from across the West Bank overnight. Ahmad Nasser Rashid Sabarna, was taken from his home north of Hebron in the early hours of the morning....
High speed chase sees 1 detained, others injured
10/7/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Four locals from Nablus men were injured and a fifth detained Thursday morning following a car chase with Israeli forces that ran the length of the Nablus-Ramallah road. Witnesses said an Israeli patrol car sped after a Palestinian car when it entered the main road south of Nablus, rear-ending and side-swiping....
2 detained for possessing explosives
10/7/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli soldiers detained two Palestinians suspected of possessing explosives at a checkpoint in the West Bank district of Nablus on Thursday. Ahmad Abed Al-Kharaz and Mohammad Shbaru were detained near the illegal Yitzhar settlement and held at Huwwara checkpoint while Israeli forces summoned a squad to the area to detonate explosives....
'An embarrassment to Israel': Netanyahu condemns Youtube humiliation of Palestinian prisoner
Ha'aretz - PM responds to outrage over YouTube showing IDF soldier belly-dancing beside a bound and handcuffed Palestinian woman.
Palestinian woman filmed by Israeli soldiers describes torture, humiliation
Uruknet October 7, 2010 - The Palestinian woman who was filmed, handcuffed and blindfolded, as an Israeli soldier danced around her said Thursday that the video only showed the beginning of "a journey of torture and humiliation." A video of 24-year-old Ihsan Dababisa surfaced on YouTube on Monday, and was aired on Israel's Channel 10 News. Dababisa spoke to Ma'an's...
Humiliated Palestinian Woman Featured in YouTube Video Sues
PNN - PNN – The Palestinian women that was detained and humiliated by Israeli soldiers, in video that appeared on YouTube plans to sue. Ekhsan Debabseh filed a complaint with the Public Committee Against...
'An embarrassment to Israel': Netanyahu condemns Youtube humiliation of Palestinian prisoner
Ha'aretz 7 Oct 2010 - PM responds to outrage over YouTube showing IDF soldier belly-dancing beside a bound and handcuffed Palestinian woman.
Minister calls on Arabs to ‘save Palestinian women’
PIC 7 Oct 2010 - Prisoners Minister in Palestine directed an urgent appeal to Arab countries to save Palestinian women from Israeli terrorism.
Islamic Jihad charges PA with life of prisoner
10/6/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Islamic Jihad sent a statement to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, saying it held the government solely responsible for the life of its captured leader. Khader Adnanm, detained by PA forces on Wednesday, was cited in a warning delivered by 12 Gaza factions sent to the PA that security officers.... Related: Islamic Jihad says PA out to ban movement
PFLP urges family of filmed detainee to sue Israeli army
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine urged the family of the woman filmed blindfolded and handcuffed by an Israeli soldier as his colleague danced around her to file suit against the Israeli army. The PFLP said in a statement Wednesday that a legal suit was necessary to prosecute the....
Hamas: PA forces detain 8 West Bank affiliates
10/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas accused Palestinian Authority security forces of detaining eight affiliates of the Islamist movement in the West Bank and summoning dozens, a statement issued Wednesday read. Hamas said the detentions were carried out in the central district of Ramallah, the southern district of Hebron and the northern district of Qalqiliya. On....
Islamic Jihad says PA out to ban movement
10/6/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Islamic Jihad officials in Gaza said their West Bank counterparts had been asked by Palestinian Authority security forces to sign a document acknowledging a ban against the movement. Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza Daoud Shehab told Ma'an that several leaders were summoned to West Bank intelligence offices and.... Related: Islamic Jihad charges PA with life of prisoner
Police detain man for trading sexual stimulants
10/6/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Palestinian police seized quantities of pills, including smuggled Viagra tablets, during an arrest at a home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday. A police report said surveillance revealed the suspect, and a search of the home revealed 650 Viagra pills and several cases of bottles containing a....
Hamas wing threatens PA leadership
Uruknet October 6, 2010 - Hamas' military wing on Wednesday threatened to target Palestinian Authority officials "if PA security forces continue to detain and sue resistance activists in the West Bank." Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu Ubayda read a statement on behalf of 12 military groups in the Gaza Strip saying "we are fed up with the PA security's behavior in...
Netanyahu condemns YouTube humiliation of Palestinian prisoner
Palestine Note 6 Oct 2010 - Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Wednesday to the recent scandal YouTube video scandal posted by a member of the Israeli military. The video showed an Israeli military official belly-dancing around and humiliating...
Belly dancing soldier a symbol of the corruption of occupation
Palestine Note 5 Oct 2010 - A short while back, IDF reservist Eden Abergil caused a controversy by celebrating her IDF service by posting a happy picture of herself on Facebook with bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners. Today, a barbaric video showed...
Another Youtube Scandal For The Israeli Military
PNN - PNN – Israeli television station Channel 10 aired a film on Monday night of an Israeli soldier dancing on a Palestinian detainee. The new video showed an Israeli soldier dancing on a...
Hamas armed wing threatens to target PA officials
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Despite reconciliation talks between the Palestinian factions, claims of detainment and torture of "activists" lead to threats of retribution.
Hamas's military wing threatens PA officials amidst arrests
Jeruslalem Post 6 Oct 2010 - Despite reconciliation talks between the Palestinian factions, claims of detainment and torture in West Bank lead to threats of retribution.
Haneyya confers with Red Cross team on Palestinian prisoners
PIC 6 Oct 2010 - Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya conferred with a delegation of the Red Cross on the latter's activities in the Palestinian lands and the Israeli ban on visits to prisoners.
Confiscating Childhood in the Occupied Territories
Ahmad Barqawi, CounterPunch 10/5/2010
      Karam's Story
     Thirteen is the age for a lot of things; it carries a certain significance for every boy that reaches that age with all the promises that life has to offer; it's a time when boys get their first bike, enjoy their favorite video games, make it into the school's football squad, it's a time when boys begin to marvel at and appreciate the mysteries of life pre-adulthood, and for some; it's even a time when they experience their first innocent crush; but if you're a thirteen year old boy in occupied Palestine; you're placed under house arrest by the Israeli authorities.
     Thirteen year old Palestinian boy; Karam Khaled Da'nah was sentenced by an Israeli court to five months of mandatory house arrest in his uncle's house –away from his parents and siblings - and a 2,000 shekel bail after a shameful charade that isn't very well masquerading as a court hearing last Tuesday September 28th 2010, in complete disregard for anything even resembling human rights (or even common human decency for that matter); Karam was first arrested on the 20th of September right in front of his school in the old city in southern Hebron, dragged away from his friends and classmates and savagely beaten by Israeli forces before being thrown into the back of their military jeep and driven away; and the charge is... wait for it… lopping stones at (illegal) Israeli settlers.
     And here you thought that peer pressure was the biggest source of anxiety for most parents, however; Palestinian parents will always have something else to worry about when it comes to their children; whether it's sudden arrests, deadly assaults, torture, you name it; the list of horrific –and very possible- scenarios that Palestinian families are made to live with day in and day out are endless; indeed parenthood carries a whole different meaning in Palestine.
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1 injured in arrest raid on Hebron village
10/5/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- One Palestinian was injured during a detention campaign by Israeli forces in the Hebron village of Adh-Dhahiriya on Tuesday morning, witnesses said. Witnesses said 14 Palestinians were detained during the raid after Israeli forces stormed homes, and deployed riot dispersal means, including tear gas and sound grenades. The injured was identified....
Israeli army kidnapped 485 Palestinians last month
5 Oct 2010 - Palestine, October 5, (Pal Telegraph) - A statistics report issued by Palestine’s supreme national committee to support prisoners said Israeli occupation forces have ramped up in this last month of September arrest campaigns against Palestinians, confirming 485 arrests, mostly in occupied Al-Quds.
Another Youtube Scandal Hunts The Israeli Military
PNN - PNN – Israeli television station Channel 10 aired a film on Monday night of an Israeli soldier dancing on a Palestinian detainee. The new video showed an Israeli soldier dancing on a...
YouTube: Israel soldier dances round woman prisoner
Daily Star 5 Oct 2010 OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: A grainy video of a male Israeli soldier bellydancing around a bound and blindfolded female prisoner which went viral overnight, on Tuesday provoked a furious response from the Palestinians. The clip, which came to...
Nablus resident arrested for 'blasphemy'
10/4/2010 - NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority police arrested a Nablus resident Monday for "blasphemy," a police report said. Police said they stopped a car for reckless driving, and the driver was arrested when he shouted at officers and "cursed God."The detainee was not identified....
YouTube clip shows IDF soldier belly-dancing beside bound Palestinian woman
Ha'aretz - A number of IDF soldiers have over the last year faced investigation and penalty for documenting themselves performing questionable acts in front of Palestinian prisoners or while on patrol.
Report: Israel arrested 485 Palestinians last month
Uruknet October 3, 2010 -- A statistics report issued by Palestine’s supreme national committee to support prisoners said Israeli occupation forces have ramped up in this last month of September arrest campaigns against Palestinians, confirming 485 arrests, mostly in occupied Jerusalem. The report issued on Sunday said the Israeli army last month arrested 485 Palestinians, including three women and around...
Israeli soldiers convicted of using Palestinian boy as human shield ‎
Uruknet October 3, 2010 - Two Israeli soldiers were today convicted of using a nine-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield during the three-week Gaza war in 2008-9 and could face a prison sentence of up to three years. The soldiers, who ordered the boy to open bags suspected of containing explosives, were charged with inappropriate behaviour and overstepping authority...
New YouTube video highlights IDF misconduct
Palestine Note 4 Oct 2010 - Washington - The IDF has ordered an immediate probe into the latest scandal involving soldiers documenting themselves engaging in unbecoming conduct with Palestinian detainees while on patrol: a YouTube video in which one soldier belly dances...
YouTube clip shows IDF soldier belly-dancing beside bound Palestinian woman
Ha'aretz 4 Oct 2010 - A number of IDF soldiers have over the last year faced investigation and penalty for documenting themselves performing questionable acts in front of Palestinian prisoners or while on patrol.
Report: Israel steps up violations against juvenile detainees
PIC 4 Oct 2010 - The prisoners studies center in Palestine calls for the release of all minors in Israeli custody, adding that Israeli occupation authorities must be forced to stop minor detentions.
School By Day, Prison By Night
Palestine Monitor - Most students catch the bus to campus, other come in cars, Mohammed is escorted from his cell to the university gates by soldiers. At the end of a day's studying, while his peers go off to smoke argeela (water pipe) and shoot pool in the cafes...
School By Day, Prison By Night
Palestine Monitor: 4 Oct 2010 - Most students catch the bus to campus, other come in cars, Mohammed is escorted from his cell to the university gates by soldiers. At the end of a day's studying, while his peers go off to smoke argeela (water pipe) and shoot pool in the cafes around town, he is escorted back to his cramped cell. His story represents the wider tale of denial and disruption of education enacted by the Israeli occupation. I meet Mohammed (name changed to protect his identity) near one of the West Bank's eight higher education institutions. He is a calm, reserved 25-year old Palestinian studying to become a primary school teacher. Five years ago, Mohammed threw rocks at an Israeli convoy on one of its routine raids into the refugee camp where he lives. For this he was shot in the leg and saw his best friend die in his arms. “I can't forget...more
In photos: Palestinians call for prisoner release
10/3/2010 - MaanImages / Rami Swidan - Palestinians hold up pictures of jailed relatives during a protest calling for their release from Israeli jails, on 29 September 2010 in the West Bank city of Nablus. More than 7,000 Palestinians, including 270 under the age of 18, are being held in Israeli prisons, data released by the Palestinian Central Bureau....
Report: Israel arrested 485 Palestinians last month
PIC 3 Oct 2010 - A report issued by Palestine’s supreme national committee to support prisoners said Israeli occupation forces have ramped up in this last month of September arrest campaigns against Palestinians.
Human rights groups demand release of political detainees in WB
PIC 3 Oct 2010 - Two Palestinian human rights groups on Sunday demanded the immediate release of Sheikh Khader Adnan, an Islamic Jihad leader, and all political detainees in the West Bank jails.
Jerusalem Woman Placed Under House Arrest
IMEMC - 2 Oct 2010 - Saturday October 02, 2010 - 06:48, Four days after ongoing interrogation, Dina Qawwas, 41, the wife of the head of the Palestinian Prisons Society in Jerusalem, was released on a 15.000 NIS bail, and was placed under house arrest.
PA forces arrest 4 fugitives over attacking Jenin official
10/2/2010 - JENIN (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority Preventative Security forces detained four locals it described as "outlaws" on Saturday for attacking the head of the Jenin district local committee, a statement read. The statement said forces received a complaint from the head of the Marka village council that a father and his three sons were "attacked....
Video: Secret jail torturer becomes police chief in Israel
Uruknet October 2, 2010 - The appointment of an infamous Israeli interrogator to a high-ranking police post has sent shockwaves among human rights groups. Known among inmates as Captain George, he's accused of numerous cases of torture and abuse of Arabs. Now that he's in charge of Arab affairs, many Palestinians fear for their lives....
IOF troops round up 300 Palestinians in one week
PIC 2 Oct 2010 - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up more than 300 Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem over the past week, the Palestinian prisoner's society said.
Security Disparities In East Jerusalem Make Conflict Inevitable
Palestine Monitor: 2 Oct 2010 - “What's happening in Silwan is not just these past two weeks, it's been happening for months,” Zakaria Odeh, the Director of the Civic Coalition for Defending Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, told me when I visited him in his office in East Jerusalem. Israeli police and security guards looking down on the Al-Bustan neighbourhood of Silwan (East Jerusalem). Photo: Jillian Kestler - D'Amours Last Wednesday, 22 September, Samer Sarhan was shot to death by a private security guard working for settlers in the East Jerusalem village of Silwan. Sarhan was 32-years-old and the father of five. Following his murder, violent clashes between the Palestinian villagers from Silwan and the Israeli police, guards, and settlers erupted. The violent collisions lasted for days and Jerusalem police conducted raids into Palestinian homes, detaining residents. The Wadi Hilweh Information Centre reports that seven men aged 16 to 26 were detained on Wednesday, 29 September, and...more
Hamas says PA detained 8 supporters
10/1/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas leaders accused Palestinian Authority security forces on Friday of detaining eight party supporters across the West Bank The Islamist movement said the PA was continuing its arrest campaign against Hamas affiliates, adding that recent detentions were made in the Ramallah and Hebron districts....
Ansar Al-Asra: Israel kidnaps about 500 Palestinian children every year
Uruknet September 30, 2010 - Ansar Al-Asra, a human rights organization, reported Thursday that Israel kidnapped about 500 Palestinian prisoners under age 18 every year and there are still 310 of them in its jails. The organization affirmed that Israel invented racist military laws allowing it to arrest and torture Palestinian prisoners, adding that the repeated international condemnations did not...


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Adalah
Adalah (Justice in Arabic) is the first non-profit, non-sectarian Palestinian-run legal center in Israel. The main goal of Adalah’s work is to achieve equal rights and minority rights protections for Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Addameer
Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Organization: Addameer (conscience) is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. Supports Palestinian prisoners, advocates for rights of political prisoners, works to end torture.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Amnesty International USA
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Arab Association for Human Rights - HRA
The HRA was founded in 1988 to promote and protect the political, civil, economic, and cultural rights of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel and to further the domestic implementation of international human rights principles. It is an independent non-governmental organisation registered in Israel.

Association for Civil Rights in Israel - ACRI
In Hebrew - The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) was founded in 1972 as a non-political and independent body, with the goal of protecting human and civil rights in Israel and in the territories under Israeli control.

B’tselem
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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