Ayelet Brachfeld

Military Releases Objector to the Occupation after 100 days in Prison

The Israeli military released from prison on Tuesday, July 3, occupation objector Ayelet Brachfeld after incarcerating her for four prison terms totaling 100 days. Brachfeld refused to be conscripted into compulsory military service due to her opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories. With her release the army’s conscientious objection committee granted Brachfeld an…

Salah Hamouri

Israel Extends Administrative Detention of Palestinian-French Human Rights Worker

Israeli military occupation authorities renewed on Monday, February 26, the administrative detention of Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri for an additional four months Hamouri, who works with the prisoners’ rights group Addameer has been held by Israel since its military forces detained him last August. Under administrative detention, a holdover from British colonial rule,…

Salah Hamouri at the Fête de l’Humanité Communist daily newspaper near Paris in 2012

Salah Hamouri Jailed for 3 Months in Lieu of Administrative Detention

The Jerusalem District Court has reinstated a previous prison sentence from 2005 for Addameer’s Palestinian-French field researcher and human rights defender Salah Hamouri’s, who was issued a six months administrative detention order on August 29, 2017. During the order’s confirmation hearing last Thursday, August 31, the judge decided to replace the administrative detention order with…

Israeli doctor participating in a demonstration organized by Physicians for Human Rights in Jerusalem: "I practice medicine, not torture."

Cabinet Weighs Importing Foreign MDs to Force-Feed Hunger Strikers

Israel’s far-right government is considering importing foreign doctors to force-feed Palestinian hunger strikers if Israeli doctors continue to refuse taking part in the practice. The Israel Medical Association has advised its physician members not to participate in any force-feeding, deeming the practice inhumane. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Thursday, May 5, that the government intends to…