News About Prisoners

Inside Story: Is force-feeding a form of torture?

Hunger strikes have become an important form of protest for Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons.But the Israeli parliament has just passed a new law which would allow authorities to force-feed prisoners on hunger strikes. The United Nations, The Palestinian Prisoners Commisison and Israel’s Medical Association have all condemned force-feeding – calling it inhumane.

Khader Adnan calls for solidarity for hunger strikers Allan and Isteiti – English subtitles

Following on the heels of Khader Adnan’s recent victorious 55 day hunger strike that resulted in his freedom, after one year of being caged without charge or trial under administrative detention, two more administrative detainees are on hunger strike demanding an end to Israel’s illegal practice of administrative detention. Muhammad Allan, a 31 years old […]

Report: 90% of Palestinian prisoners suffer continuous, systematic torture in Israeli jails

As many as 90 per cent of Palestinian prisoners have been subjected to various types of torture and abuse in Israeli jails, a report revealed yesterday. The report by the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ and Ex-Prisoners Affairs, which came on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, highlighted the increasing […]

Khader Adnan is starving for freedom again

Maali was only 4 years old when her father, Khader Adnan, embarked on a 66-day hunger strike in protest at being held without charge or trial, a practice known as administrative detention, after his December 2011 arrest by Israeli occupation forces. All she could understand back then was that her father was starving himself to […]