News About Prisoners

Jailed Palestinian writer pens story for children of prisoners

RAMALLAH, West Bank — “The Tale of the Secret of Oil,” a new book for young readers, was launched this September at the Mahmoud Darwish museum in Ramallah, but unlike most book launches, the author, Walid Daqqa, was conspicuously absent. He wrote the book in prison, where he has been since 1986. “The Tale of the Secret of Oil” is Daqqa’s first […]

Waed Tamimi – Ahed Tamimi’s older brother – sentenced to 14 months in Israeli prison

Palestinian youth activist Waed Tamimi, 21, the older brother of Ahed Tamimi and part of the grassroots anti-colonial indigenous land defense and resistance movement in the village of Nabi Saleh, was sentenced to 14 months in Israeli prison on 23 August 2018. In addition to the 14-month sentence, he was fined 7,000 NIS ($1,929 USD) and ordered […]

Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi After Her Release: ‘Resistance Will Continue Until Occupation Ends’

Tamimi, 17, spent eight months in Israeli prison ■ Abbas calls Tamimi ‘role model for Palestinian struggle for liberty’ ■ Erdogan called to congratulate her as well Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager convicted of assaulting an Israeli soldier, was released on Sunday morning after serving her sentence of eight months. “The resistance will continue until […]

Growing call for freedom for Khalida Jarrar: 275 organizations sign call to free Palestinian leader jailed by Israel

International support for detained Palestinian parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar is continuing to grow. The leftist, feminist Palestinian leader and advocate for political prisoners has been jailed by Israel without charge or trial for a year. The Israeli military recently ordered her to another four months of administrative detention, an extension awaiting approval by an occupation military court. 275 […]