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For My Brother: 3 Palestinian Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike to Protest Brother’s Solitary Confinement

Three Palestinian brothers, identified as Abed al-Salam, Nidal and Noor al-Din Omar, all of whom are being held in Israeli prison, entered the 10th day of an open hunger strike in protest of the continued holding of Noor al-Din in solitary confinement in Israel’s Eshel prison for more than three years. The brothers’ family, from […]

Palestinian child Ahmad Manasrah, 14, sentenced to 12 years in Israeli prison

Palestinian child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah, 14, was sentenced in Israeli courts on Monday, 7 November to 12 years in Israeli prison as well as fines of 180,000 NIS ($47,200 USD). Palestinian lawyer Jamil Saadeh noted upon Ahmad’s conviction in May that “the occupation deliberately kept the child Ahmad Manasrah imprisoned inside a reform center until he […]

Will Rasmea Odeh’s Appeal Expose Israeli Prison Torture In A US Court?

A federal court admitted Odeh’s conviction from an Israeli military court while excluding evidence that interrogators obtained it through physical and sexual torture. DETROIT — A federal hearing on Nov. 29 could determine whether the details of Israel’s torture of Palestinian prisoners will be aired in an American courtroom. Rasmea Odeh, a 69-year-old leader of […]

Hundreds mobilize to free Georges Abdallah

Hundreds of supporters mobilized during an international week of actions to free Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a Lebanese revolutionary imprisoned by France since Oct. 24, 1984. Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network activists held the first demonstration, a protest outside the French mission to the United Nations on Oct. 14. Officers from the New York Police Department’s […]

Samidoun in New York marks first anniversary with protest to free Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

New Yorkers gathered for their second protest in two weeks to free Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, imprisoned Lebanese Arab struggler for Palestine held in French prisons since 1984. The protest by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network came as part of an international week of solidarity with Abdallah, marking the 32nd anniversary of his arrest by French […]

“Israel jails 5 minors for Facebook posts”

An international rights group says Israel has imprisoned at least five Palestinian minors without being charged in recent months for Facebook posts. According to Defense for Children International Palestine- DCIP, Israeli authorities claim that the social media posts amounted to “incitement to commit violence” against Israelis. This comes amid Israel’s crackdown on Palestinian journalists, media […]

Global BDS Week of Action: Protest HP Nov 25 – Dec 3!

The International Boycott HP Network is calling for an International Week of Action targeting occupation and prison profiteer HP Mark your Calendars! The International Boycott HP Network and the Palestinian BDS National Committee are calling for an international week of action against HP over its role in Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. The week of action […]