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Israeli forces arrest 16 people across West Bank

 Israeli military forces arrested 16 people overnight Wednesday and early Thursday, the army and local officials said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said four people were arrested in Madama village, Nablus, four in Asira al-Qibliya, also in Nab....


Israeli ban on family visits to Gazan prisoners violates international law

Palestinian human rights organization Addameer condemned Israel’s ban on family visits to prisoners from Gaza in Israeli jails in a press statement of 27 December. Israel prohibited these visits in June 2007 following the Ha....

Jan 01, 2012

Press TV interview with UFree coordinator in London on the release of 550 Palestinian prisoners

The prisoner exchange deal with the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas has been completed with the release of 550 Palestinians. On October 18, 477 Palestinian prisoners were freed from Israel's jails as the first part of the deal to release ....

Dec 25, 2011

Report on the first international conference on the rights of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Geneva

I am pleased to share with you our report of our inaugural conference held at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva this year. The conference was the first of its kind – with participants from all over the world – to discuss the pligh....

Dec 25, 2011

Israeli policies disconnect Palestinian political prisoners from their families

Prison officers have unleashed a new wave of oppression against prisoners. Letters to families sent by Palestinian political prisoners have ‘disappeared’, writes Ameer Makhoulin a letter to me dated 13 December. Several prisoners hav....

Dec 29, 2011

No delay in the release of female prisoners – Bushra Altaweel finally freed

A number of Palestinian prisoners including women and children were released on Sunday as part of the final phase in the prisoners exchange deal between Israel and Palestinian factions. One of the released prisoners includes 18 year old female Bushr....

Dec 20, 2011

Separated as prisoners, reunited in Gaza on release

On 19 December, the second and last group of Palestinian prisoners to be exchanged for a captured Israeli soldier is expected to be released. The 550 men slated for release will at long last taste freedom after years — for some, decad....

Dec 16, 2011

Second phase of prisoner swap on Sunday 18/12

  The Palestinian Prisoners' Society said Wednesday that the Israeli prison service has notified the detainees who will be released in the second phase of the prisoner swap deal. The society has released a list naming detainees it ....

Dec 15, 2011

Detainees expect word of releases in days

Palestinians detained in an Israeli jail say they expect to be informed on Tuesday which of them will be released in the second stage of a prisoner release deal between Hamas and Israel. Detainees in the Negev prison told Ma'an on Monday that the ....

Dec 12, 2011

Family fears their son is dying within Israeli prison

Mohammad Awad is a 16 year old Palestinian boy, he is in an Israeli jail and he is gravely ill – his family believe that he is not receiving the right treatment and that he may be dying. As they sit in their house in Beit Ummar, a village near....

Dec 07, 2011

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