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After a Year in Prison, Palestinian Circus Performer Denied Release by Israeli Court

After almost one year since Israeli authorities detained Palestinian circus performer Muhammad Faisal Abu Sakha, 23, and placed him under administrative detention, a petition to release him was rejected by the Israeli High Court, according to a Saturday statement from the Palestinian Circus School in Ramallah. The statement said that after only 15 minutes of […]

Palestinian committee: Israel ‘deliberately’ tries to kill Palestinian hunger strikers

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian Prisoners’ rights groups accused Israeli authorities of “deliberately” attempting to kill Palestinian hunger strikers, while simultaneously employing several tactics to convince hunger strikers to break their strikes, according to statements released on Thursday.The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement that Palestinian hunger striker Ammar Ibrahim Hamour, 28, who has […]

Rasmea Odeh’s new trial officially set for January 10; Continue to demand that McQuade Drop the Charges Now!

Statement from the Rasmea Defense Committee Media Contact: Hatem Abudayyeh, 773-301-4108, Rasmea Odeh’s new trial set for January 10th; Continue to demand that McQuade Drop the Charges Now! Continue to call U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade at 313-226-9100, and demand that she stop wasting taxpayer money, that she stop persecuting a woman who has given […]

NYC Black Friday protest draws dozens to protest HP involvement in oppression of Palestinians

On the busiest shopping day of the year, protesters in New York City – hailing from Manhattan to Gaza – joined in the Black Friday kick-off of the International Week of Action against HP’s complicity with Israeli attacks on Palestinian rights, protesting outside Best Buy in Union Square. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized the […]

BDS leader Salah Khawaja ordered to 8 more days interrogation, blindfolded, denied access to lawyer #FreeSalah

Leading Palestinian BDS activist and organizer Salah Khawaja was ordered to an additional eight days of interrogation at a hearing at the Israeli military court in Petah Tikva on Wednesday, 9 November, where he was kept blindfolded throughout the hearing. Khawaja, 45, the Secretary of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) and a leader of the Palestinian Grassroots […]