News About Prisoners

Elor Azarya returns home to a hero’s welcome after 9-month prison term for killing Palestinian

“I’m glad it’s over”, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, as Elor Azarya, the soldier-medic who shot the incapacitated Palestinian suspect Abdel Fatah Al Sharif, returned home from his prison term served for ‘manslaughter’, after merely 9 months. The release was early on several counts: First, what was clearly murder got reduced to a ‘manslaughter’ charge […]

Ahed Tamimi’s Interrogation Video Reveals Israeli Horrendous Tactics Against Minor

Ahed who is seen unruffled during most of the interrogation is horrified when the interrogator speaks of arresting her family and friends.  The Daily Beast has obtained a nearly 2-hour-long interrogation video of the jailed Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi from Dec. 26, in which two male Israeli interrogators are seen bearing down on the minor with […]

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 […]