News About Prisoners

“Palestinians are protesting for their right to live”: Basman Elashi of Gaza’s El-Wafa hospital on the Great Return March

Today the Great March of Return by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip enters its 30th week. Over the first 29, Israeli military fire into Gaza not only killed 217 Palestinians, but injured 22,897 more, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported this morning. At least 11,913 were hospitalized, including 5,502 shot with live […]

Ahmad Sa’adat: Prisons, the Black Liberation movement and the struggle for Palestine

The following article, by imprisoned Palestinian national liberation movement leader Ahmad Sa’adat – the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – was originally published in French as the preface to the new French-language edition of “Revolutionary Suicide” by Huey Newton. On 15 October – the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party – […]

With Little Left to Lose, Gaza’s Great Return March Protesters Ramp Up Their Resistance

UNITED NATIONS — As the Great March of Return roared past its half-year anniversary last Friday, it also seemed to reach levels of resistance and repression not seen in months. The escalation aims to “put more pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities, hoping they meet the protesters’ demands — lifting the siege and recognizing the right […]

Autopsy shows Palestinian beaten to death, PA says

Preliminary results of the autopsy on Muhammad al-Rimawi show that he died as a result of severe beatings by Israeli soldiers, Palestinian authorities are saying. The Israeli army is disputing this. The autopsy was conducted at Israel’s Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in the presence of Dr. Rayan al-Ali, the Palestinian Authority’s chief medical examiner. Al-Rimawi, 24, died shortly after he was […]

Palestinian poet released by Israeli authorities after three-year detention

Dareen Tatour was arrested in October 2015 over a poem called ‘Resist my people, resist’, but only handed a five-month sentence last July Israeli authorities have released a Palestinian poet who was imprisoned for “incitement to violence” because of a poem she wrote supporting Palestinian “resistance” in 2015. Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian citizen of Israel […]

Israel punishes jailed Palestinians for support of U.S. prison strike

Palestinians confined in Israel’s brutal prisons issued a statement of solidarity on Aug. 20 with the National Prison Strike in the U.S. Members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine expressed the utmost support for their sisters and brothers jailed in this country’s horrific system of mass incarceration who courageously launched a nationally […]