News About Prisoners

Palestinians suffer under tough conditions in Israeli prisons

Cold weather and heavy rain are causing “catastrophic conditions” inside the cells in which Palestinians are being held by Israel in Etzion Prison, the Palestinian Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs Commission reported on Thursday. Rainwater, it is alleged, has flooded the cells, soaking prisoners’ bedding and clothing. Lawyer Hussain Al-Sheikh toured the prison recently on behalf […]

New attack on Rasmea Odeh as U.S. Attorney levels new charges against Palestinian American ex-prisoner, torture survivor

Today, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced that a grand jury she had empaneled returned a new, superseding indictment against Rasmea Odeh for unlawful procurement of naturalization. This new indictment, just four weeks before her retrial, is a vicious attack by prosecutors desperate after a series of setbacks in their case against the Chicago-based Palestinian American […]

Palestinian prisoners’ leader Bilal Kayed released today in victory secured in 71-day hunger strike

Palestinian prominent former hunger striker and leader of the prisoners’ movement Bilal Kayed was released today, Monday, 12 December, after 15 years in Israeli prisons to the cheers and salutes of his family, friends and comrades in his home village of Asira al-Shamaliyeh, throughout Palestine and internationally. Kayed, 35, conducted a 71-day hunger strike in […]

Palestinian boycott defeats giant G4S

The Palestinian prisoners’ and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements celebrated a landmark victory on Dec. 2 as British-Danish conglomerate G4S, the world’s biggest security company and second-largest private employer, announced the sale of its Israeli unit. “This experience with G4S proves that international campaigns, working with the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, can exert real pressure […]

New York City protest calls for G4S out of Palestine, ramps up for HP boycott

Protesters in New York City gathered outside the offices of G4S, the massive British-Danish security corporation, on Friday 9 December. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network gathered to protest its ongoing involvement in Policity, an Israeli occupation police training center, and to mark its sale of its Israeli subsidiary, which contracts with the Israeli prison administration. […]

16 December, NYC: Protest to free the hunger strikers and stop HP

Friday, 16 December 4:00 pm Best Buy Union Square – 52 E 14th St New York City Facebook: On Friday, Anas Shadid and Ahmad Abu Fara will reach their 84th day on hunger strike against their “administrative detention” without charge or trial by Israel. The two Palestinian political prisoners issued an urgent appeal on […]