Thirty Palestinian Administrative Detainees on Their Second Week of Hunger Strike

Thirty Palestinians held in administrative detention in Israel for their political activism without charge or trial have entered their second week of hunger strike in protest against their incarceration and demanding their freedom, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). Att. Salah Hamouri (Photo: WAFA) It said that the Israel Prison Services (IPS) punished 28…

Israel Extends Again “Administrative Detention” of Palestinian-French Lawyer

The Palestinian-French lawyer, Salah Hamouri, will spend at least three more months detained without charge under a controversial Israeli occupation practice. Hamouri has been arrested and jailed by Israeli authorities on several occasions during the last ten years. Att. Salah Hamouri (Photo: Justice for Salah Hamouri) Israeli authorities overnight Sunday-Monday extended the detention of Hamouri,…

The Stifling of Palestinian Civil Society Organizations Must End, Communist Party and Hadash

Occupation forces have raided the offices of six Palestinian human rights groups in the occupied West Bank that it previously accused of being “terrorist organizations,” a move decried by the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash as an “appalling attack on Palestinian civil society.” Property belonging to the prominent advocacy groups was confiscated and…

Imprisoned Palestinian Lawyer Makes Submission to the International Criminal Court

Civil society and human organizations welcomed a communication submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of 37-year-old, Palestinian-French and human rights defender, and lawyer, Salah Hamouri, which details years of persecution and new tactics to forcibly transfer Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem. The Center for Constitutional Rights…

Visitor Limit for Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a “Flagrant Violation” of Palestinian Rights

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Interior Minister Omer Bar-Lev have been told that the decision to limit the number of Christians visiting Jerusalem’s historic Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a “flagrant violation” of Palestinian rights. The Jerusalem’s historic Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Photo: Wikimedia) “Imposing restrictions and limiting the number of worshippers…

Arab Delegation Meets UN Team Probing Israel’s Human Rights Violations

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) team investigating last May’s war between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas met in Jordan on Thursday with an Arab-Palestinian delegation from Israel which presented allegations of systemic discrimination by Israel. The meeting took place in Jordan’s capital Amman due to Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the investigation or permit committee…