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The number of Palestinian child prisoners increases during COVID-19

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, Israel has stepped its arrest of Palestinian children in the occupied territories, a new report from Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) says. According to the report, released on Tuesday, 194 Palestinian children detained in Israeli prisons and detention centers, marking a six percent increase from January. Using data […]

Palestinian Prisoners Day: Remembering Palestine’s Organic Intellectuals

To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, MintPress brings you the introduction to Dr. Ramzy Baroud’s “These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons.” April 17 officially marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, a day when the Palestinian people collectively remember the more than five thousand prisoners currently incarcerated in Israeli jails, many […]

Israel must release all Palestinian child detainees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Demand that Israeli authorities take immediate action to release all Palestinian child detainees in Israeli prisons and detention centers due to the increasing vulnerability created due to the rapid global spread of the COVID-19 virus and to safeguard their right to life, survival, development, and health in accordance with international law. Palestinian children imprisoned by […]

Bereaved Mother of Palestinian Prisoner Denied Visit to her Other Son in Israeli Prison

The mother of a Palestinian prisoner in Israel was denied today the right to visit her son in prison, reported WAFA correspondent. Israeli soldiers manning a checkpoint northwest of Ramallah stopped Amneh Abu Diak, from Silat al-Daher village, near Jenin, and told her that she could not proceed with the visit. Palestine Chronicle@PalestineChron His Last […]

Tales of torture from Israel’s prisons

As Israel prepares to worsen conditions for Palestinian prisoners, we asked six former inmates about their experiences. Earlier this month, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced plans to “worsen” already horrific conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jails. According to the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer, there are nearly 5,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 230 […]

Leaked pictures show torture of Palestine prisoner in Israel prison

A number of pictures leaked to mass media show the grave effects of the severe torture of Palestinian prisoner, Walid Hanatsha, inside an Israeli prison, Shehab News Agency reported on Friday. The pictures demonstrated the effects of torture on different parts of the prisoner’s body, including his neck, thighs and legs. Bayan Hanatsha, the prisoner’s wife, revealed that her husband was […]