A journal published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

“On Torture” is an edited volume of essays by Palestinian, Israeli and international legal and medical experts and practitioners based on presentations that they gave during a workshop held in Jerusalem in April 2011 entitled, “Securing Accountability for Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment (CIDT) in Israel: New Trends and Comparative Lessons”.

The essayists explore the history of torture in Israel, the daily challenges that practitioners face in seeking accountability for torture and CIDT in Israel, and the changing face of torture.


Palestinian Prisoners
Palestine’s Prisoners – Pictures
Palestinian Prisoners Special Topic
Palestinian Prisoners –Category
The History of Israeli Torture – Topic
Child Arrests – Topic
All posts about Torture – Category
Hana Shalabi
Hana’ Yayha Ash-Shalabi – Action Alert
All Related posts about Hana Shalabi
Palestinian Hunger Strikers: A History
Palestinian Hungerstrikers –List of all names
For reliable/latest news about hungerstrikers go to Addameer
Khader Adnan
All related posts about Khader Adnan
We will not let you down Khader Adnan! – Photos & Action Alert

Hunger Strikers, Risks for Health & Life

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Abbas Hamideh's Blog

My Conversation with Um Ra’fat
the mother of Palestinian hero Samer al Issawi by: Abbas Hamideh

As a Palestinian activist in the United States I have been involved and concerned for the Palestinian hunger strikers that have taken global stage with supporters and sympathizers from around the world. I have helped organize mass protests
H supporting the courageous Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails via Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition an organization fully dedicated to the right of return of Palestinian refugees that I have been a part of since the year 2000.

I’ve had the opportunity recently to contact a relative of mine from my mom’s village al Issawia, Um Ra’fat the mother of the heroic Palestinian hunger striker Samer al Issawi who has been on hunger strike for 144 days now. Samer al Issawi was imprisoned for ten years before he was released with the Gilad Shalit…

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