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Political Prisoners: Israel renews administrative detention of Hamas leader Abdulkhalek Natshe

[ PIC 21/09/2013 – 04:15 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) renewed the administrative detention of the Hamas leader Abdulkhalek Natshe for six months. IOA arrested Natshe on the 27 of March 2013 and held him in administrative detention for six months. He was informed about the extension of his detention on Friday […]

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Families of political detainees stage sit-in outside PA jail in Jericho

[ PIC 10/08/2013 – 11:03 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The families of political prisoners Islam Saleh and Mohamed Asi held a sit-in on Friday afternoon outside the detention center of the Palestinian Authority intelligence agency in Jericho after they were prevented from visiting them. An informed source told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that two […]

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#PalHunger | “We are not terrorists, we are only resisting the occupation”

#FreeSamer | Global action to save the life of Hunger striker Samer Issawi Nine on hunger strike in solidarity with prisoners 22 February 2013| International Solidarity Movement, Hebron, Occupied Palestine Nine Palestinians from Hebron, mostly family members of hunger-striking prisoners, are continuing their hunger strike to express support for, and raise awareness of, the plight […]

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Aker stops his hunger strike after his release was promised

PIC June 15, 2012 RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Palestinian sources said that political prisoner Abdullah al-Aker announced late Thursday evening that he was ending his hunger strike after receiving promises that he will be released in the coming few days. The sources said that during meeting between Aker and officers from the PA General Intelligence and Preventive […]

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Protest in al-Khalil to demand release of political prisoners

[ PIC 23/03/2012 – 05:52 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– A demonstration was organised on Thursday afternoon at Ibn Rushd Square, in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil to protest political detention by the PA in Ramallah. The protest was called for by the committee of political detainees’ families and the Muslim Youth Association. The […]

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Hamas MPs demand international intervention in favor of Palestinian prisoners

[ PIC 06/03/2012 – 05:50 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Hamas MPs in the West Bank took part in a rally in front of the Red Cross offices in El-Bireh city demanding greater solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails especially the hunger striker Hana’a Shalabi. They demanded more political action on the international level to […]

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Interview with Addameer’s Mourad Jadallah: hunger strikes reignite prisoner movement

Asa Winstanley  The Electronic Intifada  London 1 March 2012 Palestinians in Ramallah demonstrate in support of hunger striking administrative detainee Hana al-Shalabi, 27 February 2012. (Issam Rimawi / APA images) Addameer is a Palestinian human rights organization that works to support political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian jails. The center offers free legal aid […]

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Interview: Palestinian rights defender banned from traveling tastes freedom in Geneva

Adri Nieuwhof  The Electronic Intifada Geneva 1 March 2012 Shawan Jabarin (Adri Nieuwhof) For most of the past six years, Israel has forbidden Shawan Jabarin, a prominent human rights advocate and former administrative detainee, from leaving the occupied West Bank. On exception, he was allowed travel to Geneva this week to meet Frank La Rue, […]

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Women prisoners tell their stories in “Suspended Lives”

Charlotte Silver |The Electronic Intifada |Ramallah |22 July 2011 The Suspended Lives installation at Ramallah’s Al Mahatta Gallery profiled ten former women prisoners. (Giorgio Algeri) Thirty-six large photographs depicting former Palestinian women prisoners and their families were hung in Ramallah’s Al Mahatta Gallery earlier this month, accompanied by the photographed subjects’ words inked in Arabic on […]

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