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  • 6 detainees continue their hunger strike against the arbitrary policy of administrative detention

    6 detainees continue their hunger strike against the arbitrary policy of administrative detention

  • The Commission of Detainees' Affairs narrates tormenting testimonies of minor detainees humiliated during detention

    The Commission of Detainees' Affairs narrates tormenting testimonies of minor detainees humiliated during detention

  • A letter of appeal from the sick detainee Sami Abu Dyak

    A letter of appeal from the sick detainee Sami Abu Dyak

  • 22 detainees at Remon prison start a hunger strike and the administration respond by isolation and break in

    22 detainees at Remon prison start a hunger strike and the administration respond by isolation and break in

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Ramallah: the occupation forces arrested 470 Palestinian citizens last August, including 50 minors and 11 women

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Detainees' institutions and Human Rights Organizations (the Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees' Affairs, the Palestinian Society Prisoner's Club, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights) pointed out that the occupation authorities arrested 162 citizens from Jerusalem, 82 from Ramallah, 50 from Hebron, 44 from Jenin, 30 from Bethlehem, 38 from Nablus, 13 from Tulkarem, 24 from Qalqilia, 6 from Tubas, 8 from Jericho and 7 from Gaza Strip.
The total number of detainees in Israeli jails reached up to 5700, including 38 women, 220 minors, 500 administrative detainees, while 76 new administrative detention sentences have been issued and renewed.
Women detainees… violations and increased suffering
Detainees' institutions pointed out that women detainees held in Israeli jails are exposed to many violations and breaches in treatment, going through detention, being held in interrogation centers, transportation, neglecting their health conditions, imposing high fines against them and holding them in bad detention conditions in a way that violate all international agreements and covenants.
The number of women detainees in Israeli jails reached to 38, they are held in Damoun prison in a section that contains 13 rooms, and each room accommodates from 4 to 8 detainees.
Detainees' institutions acknowledge that Damoun prison, which was a stable before, lacks the minimum elements of human life. Its ground is concrete, which is very cold in winter and very hot in summer. Most of rooms are poorly ventilated, full of insects and there are no chairs in the rooms and no blankets to sit down.
Women detainees suffer from procrastinating medical checkups which lead to a deterioration in their health conditions. A case in point is the wounded detainee Israa' Ja'abees from Jerusalem. Moreover, women detainees are prevented from attaining books and deprived of family visits.
Children confronting summon and suppression
Occupation authorities escalated in summoning minors through their parents to interrogate them since June 2019, in an attempt to target children to have information and spoil the relationship between them and their families.
At the beginning of August, occupation authorities summoned the family of the child Malak Sider, 8 years old from Hebron. In addition, they summoned many families of children from Jerusalem, including a child less than 5 years old.
In the context of violating the rights of the child, Palestinian children detainees in Megiddo and Ofer prisons are exposed to violent suppression. In August 14, 2019   Israeli forces broke in two sections of Ofer prison, in which minor detainees are held in. They handcuffed minors and isolated some of them after attacking them with beating and using pepper gas. They also broke in the section of minors in Megiddo prison which includes 63 minors after a clash between a child and a jailor. The administration of prison implemented many punitive measures, especially against the section of minors.
However, detainees' institutions affirm that the administration of prisons increased the violations through ferocious means against minors in 2019, without taking into consideration their privacy or special needs. These acts are considered a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions concerned with child protection.

The battle of administrative detention is constant… 8 detainees entered a hunger strike in August
 8 detainees entered a hunger strike since August protesting against their administrative detention, where 500 detainees are held in Israeli prisons without any legal justification.
Detainees who entered the strike are Ahmad Ghannam, who conducted a strike for 58 days, Huthaifa Halabia since 67 days, Sultan Khlouf since 54 days, Ismail Ali from since days, Tareq Qa'dan since 41 days, Nasser Jada' since 34 days, Thaer Hamdan since 29 days, in addition to Fadi Hroub who ended his strike in September 5, 2019 after 23 days.

Huthaifa Halabia ended his strike due to his health condition and Ghannam is in a real danger
The detainee Huthaifa Halabia, from Abu Dees village, ended his hunger strike after 67 days. He entered a stage of real danger on his health, and he got moved to Kaplan Hospital due to his critical situation, which forced him to suspend his hunger strike to maintain his life.
Ahmad Ghannam became the oldest detainee in the strike with 58 days. It is worthy to mention that his health condition is in a continuous deterioration, especially that he had a cancer in the blood and had a surgery in 2000, but he still suffers from problems in the liver and blood platelets.
Many detainees ended their hunger strike after concluding an agreement that determining a specific period of their detention. A case in point is the detainee Mohammad Abu Aker who entered a strike for 36 days to determine his detention of four months, in addition to the detainee Mustafa Hasanat who entered a strike for 36 days to specify his period of detention to 6 months. Another case in point is the detainee Wajdi Awawdeh who entered a strike for 27 days in order to set him free in February 2020, the detainee Hmmam Abu Rahmah who entered a strike for 11 days, and the detainee Bassam Abu Aker who entered a strike for 5 days.
The administration of prisons still following systematic procedures against detainees on hunger strike to force them suspend their strike, represented in isolating them in cells, depriving them of family visits and frequent transportation from one prison to another.
In addition, jailors deliberately provoke detainees on hunger strike by eating in front of them and conduct daily inspections to practice pressure against them.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

  • The Commission of Detainees Affairs organized a symposium on "The Israeli terrorism and racial laws against detainees". >

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  • Abu Baker calls on the European Union to act immediately and hold Israel accountable for its crimes against the Palestinian detainees >

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  • The director of Media Department presents a paper on minor detainees in Brussels Conference >

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ARTICLES

  • Children are targeted by the Israeli government >

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  • 2016 is the year of political and legal targeting for detainees >

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  • Extrajudicial Executions Replacing Detention >

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  • The policy of arbitrary detention in the Occupied Palestinian Territories >

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REPORTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The law of execution of Palestinian detainees >

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  • Palestinian detainees… and the Israeli systematic suppression >

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