News About Prisoners

How my father survived a hunger strike in Israel

Approximately 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners have entered their 39th day on hunger strike in Israeli jails. Prisoners are demanding some of the most basic rights, such as bimonthly family visits. Palestinian prisoners have engaged in hunger strikes as a nonviolent method of protest since 1968, after Israel occupied the remaining Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East […]

Victory, Towards Liberation: Salute to the Palestinian Prisoners and the Struggle for Freedom

On the occasion of the victory of the Strike of Freedom and Dignity, the valiant battle of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails, confronting the occupier with their bodies and their lives, we salute the Palestinian prisoners on achieving their victory, not only for themselves and their families, but for the entire Palestinian people and […]

NYC rally brings Palestinian prisoner solidarity to the heart of Times Square

May 25, 2017 Photo: Harrabic Tubman New York City activists and supporters of justice in Palestine came together in Times Square on Wednesday, 24 May for an event in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. Photo: Joe Catron The event, Portraits4Palestine, was organized by Existence is Resistance and the Palestinian Youth Movement, with […]

BREAKING: Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike after 40 days of struggle

After 40 days of hunger strike, Palestinian prisoners have reportedly suspended their hunger strike and announced that they have achieved victory in their humanitarian demands, following 20 hours of negotiations between the strikers’ leadership and Israeli occupation prison administration. Samidoun will report with extensive details as they are released. An official press conference and announcement […]

33 Days of Hunger Strike: Mass transfers of prisoners as colonial settler murders Palestinian protester

Image by Decolonize This Place On Friday, 19 May, Palestinian prisoners entered their 33rd day of the collective hunger strike launched by 1500 Palestinian prisoners – out of a total of over 6300 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails –  on 17 April 2017, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. The strikers are demanding basic human rights, including an end […]

UN Special Rapporteur on OPT calls on Israel to comply with international law on detention

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, today urged Israel to comply with international law and international standards for detention. The expert’s call comes as the ongoing hunger strike by approximately 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails enters its second month. They […]


PRESS STATEMENT: South African Government Ministers, media personalities and activists commit to 24 hour fast in solidarity with Palestinians 11 May 2017 South African government ministers are lending their support to the over 1500 #PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners currently on hunger strike (since 17 April). The #PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners, who have gone without any food for almost a month now, are demanding an end to Israel’s […]

Israeli forces, Palestinians clash in Ramallah solidarity march

Israeli forces have clashed with hundreds of Palestinians, who had turned out for a demonstration in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, injuring almost a dozen protesters. The scuffles erupted near the Israeli Beit El settlement north of Ramallah Thursday, when Israeli forces fired live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas to prevent them from approaching a military […]