News About Prisoners

Today, NYC: Protest to free Mohammed al-Qeeq and end administrative detention

Friday, 29 January 4:00 pm G4S Offices, NYC – 17 W 44th St, NYC Facebook Event: Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Today Mohammed al-Qeeq, a 33-year-old journalist from Dura, reaches the 66th day of an open hunger strike against his indefinite imprisonment without charge or trial by Israel. Held in administrative detention, […]

Palestinians Urge for the Release of Forced-Fed Journalist on Hunger Strike

The prisoners media office in the Gaza Strip held a press conference at the Adam hotel west of Gaza city Tuesday morning, in solidarity with Palestinian hunger striking journalist Mohamed Al-Qik. The detained journalist began a hunger strike last November to protest being held in Israeli jails under administrative detention.…

Israel ‘must end ill-treatment’ of imprisoned Palestinian journalist

The Israeli authorities must immediately cease all non-consensual medical treatment and other punitive measures against Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qiq, who has been held without charge or trial for two months and on hunger strike since 25 November, rights group Amnesty International has said. The authorities have undertaken a number of measures aimed at pressuring him […]

The Israeli occupation is specifically targeting children during its current invasions

The Israeli occupation is specifically targeting children during its current invasions into Palestinian cities and the villages. Two thirds of Palestinians abducted by the Israeli occupation forces are children – well over 1200 children in 2015. In November 2015 Israel authorised a bill that will allow the civilian courts to imprison 12 year old Palestinian […]

Number of Palestinian Children (12-17) in Israeli Military Detention

Each year approximately 500-700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12 years, are detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. The most common charge is stone throwing. A key component of DCI-Palestine’s work is to provide legal assistance to children detained in Israeli military detention and to compile accurate statistics on the number […]

Israel debates how to stop BDS even as it continues to lose friends abroad

On Wednesday, a debate was held in the British Parliament on the issue of Palestinian child prisoners detained by Israeli forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The same day, two thousand miles away, Israel’s Knesset hosted a discussion on how to combat the growing, Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. Together, these two parliamentary […]