News About Prisoners

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi to be sentenced to 8 months in Israeli prison

Ahed Tamimi, 17-year-old activist from Nabi Saleh whose case has received widespread global attention, will be sentenced to eight months in Israeli prison following a plea bargain on 21 March at Ofer military court, Palestinian media have reported. The plea bargain will involve a modified indictment with four items instead of the 12 that were originally included […]

The Artful Dodge in Politics

A brave Congresswoman from Minnesota (Betty McCollum) has introduced a bill to end the Israeli military detention of Palestinian children.  I wrote about H.R. 4391 here. In January 2018, I delivered copies of a book (Dreaming of Freedom) about Palestinian children in Israel’s military detention to Representative McCollum and each member of Congress who has cosponsored her […]

Injured 15-year-old Mohammed Tamimi seized by Israeli occupation forces with 21 more Palestinians

UPDATE: Bilal Tamimi reports that Mohammed Fadel Tamimi, 15, has been released as of 1 pm CEST! We urge the immediate release of all of his fellow detainees. Mohammed Fadel Tamimi, the 15-year-old Palestinian boy previously shot in the face and severely wounded by an Israeli occupation soldier’s rubber-coated metal bullet in December 2017, was seized by […]


PRESS STATEMENT: Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams joins other artists in backing Palestinian teenager imprisoned by Israel 13 February 2018 Actor Jesse Williams, who plays Dr Jackson Avery in the popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy, has joined other prominent actors, artists, authors, sports people and icons in backing a call by Dream Defenders for the release of the Palestinian […]

Israel Places Hunger Striking Detainee, Ashraf Radi Placed in Solitary Confinement

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, on Sunday evening, that the Israeli authorities have forced a hunger striking detainee into solitary confinement, in an attempt to break his strike. The PPS said that Ashraf Radi, 40, from Ramallah in central West Bank, started his strike six days ago, protesting a six-month arbitrary Administrative Detention […]

Worldwide actions commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th birthday, demand freedom: Reports and photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations to demand the release of […]