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Israel seeks to penalize the PA, which offers an incentive to potential terrorists by paying salaries to Palestinian prisoners. Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation advanced a bill on Sunday that would cut tax transfers to the Palestinian ...
... Hamas to respect it commitments to International Humanitarian Law in regards to its Israeli soldiers. It had demanded that the movement submit a report on their fate.
"prisoners of the Occupation," based on real stories and letters by Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel, was presented to the festival's steering committee for review by the event's artistic director, Avi Gibson Bar-El. Over the years, the committee ...
The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation yesterday approved a bill to deduct tax funds paid to the Palestinian Authority equal to salaries paid to the families of wounded Palestinian and those held in Israeli jails. The government coalition ...
Ramallah, June 11 (KUNA) -- An Israeli ministerial legislative commission on Sunday adopted a bill stipulating deduction of financial allotments by the Palestinian authorities to families of prisoners and martyrs from taxes Tel Aviv collects for the ...
According to the Israeli officials, Barghouti and the other prisoners agreed to call off the strike after the PA promised to pay for the additional visits, at an estimated cost of $6 million per year.
Hasan Safadi, a journalist who works as media coordinator for Addameer, an NGO that supports Palestinian prisoners in both Israeli and Palestinian prisons, was supposed to be released from administrative detention on June 10. The authorities decided ...
Ramallah: Payment of salaries to nearly 300 Palestinian prisoners and released inmates have been suspended by the finance Ministry of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) in a move seen as capitulating to Israeli and American demands. Eisa Qaraqei ...
The father of prisoner Omar Al-Sharif told Ma'an that the families had travelled from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem to Eshel prison more than 100 kilometres away in Israel's southern Negev desert. The families arrived at 07:30 and were not ...
The protest over the festival steering committee's disqualification of "prisoners of the Occupation" is growing. Those artists who had threatened to pull out if the play was not restored, did so on Monday, joining the festival's artistic director, Avi ...
Abbas cuts stipends for Hamas ex-prisoners: In the Palestinian Territories, however, a Gaza-based official said the Palestinian Authority had cut this month's support payments for dozens of Hamas activists once imprisoned by Israel. "The prisoners went ...
... the longest serving prisoner in Israeli jails (since January 1983), to the committee. Who is Younis and why was his appointment to Fatah's Central Committee a game-changer in the epic protest?
Abbas is under pressure from the United States. and Israel to halt monthly payments to thousands of current and former prisoners who were held for actions linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel claims the stipends encourage terrorism, while ...
A rigorous 20-hour negotiation process that included the Israeli prison Services, Palestinian officials and the Red Cross resulted in prisoners gaining most of their demands. A 21-item ... Nearly 1,600 prisoners were involved in the hunger strike that ...
Only around 1,300 of some 6,200 Palestinians jailed in Israel went on strike, and according to data compiled by the Israel prisoner Service (IPS), about half of them resumed eating even before the strike ended. Israel was encouraged by the fact that ...
Israeli Public Security and hasbara (Propaganda) Minister Gilad Erdan countered claims that certain demands were met, saying that "there is absolutely no pledge to grant" any of the other prisoner demands, and summated that it "appears that this strike ...
President of the Palestinian Prisoner Society Qadourah Faris told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the prisoners suspended their hunger strike after concluding an agreement with Israel, allowing prisoners to receive two visitors per month. The strike ...
Jerusalem (AP) - Israel's prison Service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days.
The strike started April 17. More than 1,000 prisoners took part in the protest. The Israeli prison Service said 834 prisoners fasted the full 40 days and that 18 strikers were hospitalized. Israel has more than 6,000 Palestinians currently in prison ...
Jerusalem (AP) - Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on Saturday after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Israel prison service spokeswoman ...
She said it came after Israel reached a compromise with the Palestinian Authority and the Red Cross for prisoners to receive an additional family visit each month.
About 1,000 men had taken part in the strike, and Israeli officials said this past week that nearly every prisoner had needed hospital care, including the leader of the strike, Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian politician convicted of five murders in the ...
On 15 May, many South Africans fasted in solidarity with more than 1,300 Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike in Israeli prisons to demand their basic rights. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, more than a dozen members of the ...
The Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Saeb Erekat, yesterday called on the European Union (EU) and Japan to "exert every effort" to pressure the Israeli government to respond to the demands of the ...
Sumoud was sentenced to 20 years in jail, but was released in October 2011 as part of a prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel in which more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners were released in exchange for an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas near the ...
The end to Israel's practice of administrative detention is one of the demands of the ongoing hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held by the Israeli authorities. Ahmad Qatamesh, a political commentator and university professor, has been ...
The end to Israel's practice of administrative detention is one of the demands of the ongoing hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held by the Israeli authorities. Qatamesh, a political commentator and university professor, has been an ...
Israel has threatened to force-feed prisoners participating in the hunger strike, but the Israeli Medical Association stands by the medical opinion that force-feeding is "never ethically acceptable.
That same day, another youth was reportedly shot in the leg with live fire as Palestinians protested along the Gaza-Israel boundary in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike. Twenty Palestinians were shot and injured, one seriously, on Monday ...
On this holy land, 37 days ago, 1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike. They chose to starve themselves in defense of their dignity and to protest their deprivation of basic rights.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump "a true friend" to Israel and expressed optimism about the president's role in the Middle East peace process.
Jerusalem (AP) -- President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran. Arriving ...
She plans to organize a similar camp for former female prisoners every three months. The camp's youngest participant was Dima al-Wawi, who at 12 years is the youngest prisoner freed from an Israeli jail. On Feb. 9, 2016, Israel arrested Wawi near the ...
On the issue of Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike in Israeli jails, the Palestinian official called on the international community to pressure Israel to comply with the 4th Geneva Convention and the international laws when dealing with prisoners.
Addameer, a Ramallah-based prisoners' rights group, condemned in a statement Israel's arrest of Qatamesh, saying that the arrest "suggests he is still being targeted for his writings and activism".
Mutaz Hussein Hilal Bani Shamsa, 23, was fatally shot by an Israeli settler near Huwwara checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on 18 May.
Israel's military said troops opened fire after Palestinians hurled fire bombs and rocks at them. Two soldiers were injured.
A prisoners' rights group says all hunger-striking Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails have been transferred to three detention facilities with field hospitals as the protesters' health conditions are deteriorating.
An Israeli settler has shot and killed a 23-year-old Palestinian during a protest in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian officials. The Palestinian health ministry said the victim ...
Barghouti, serving five life terms for multiple murders and an additional 40 years for attempted murder, isn't claiming that Israel is violating international standards for how prisoners are to be treated. Rather, he is attempting to extort the Israeli ...
Karim Younis, the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner in Israeli custody, wrote an open letter assuring the Palestinian people that the hunger striking prisoners will continue their movement despite Israel's repressive measures. He also said that the ...
According to the Palestinian Committee of prisoners' Affairs, 1,300 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are fasting for more favorable conditions, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.
The United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, today urged Israel to comply with international law and international standards for detention. The expert's call ...
However, Ynet reports that the prisoners are threatening to escalate their hunger strike by refusing to drink water. And Israel HaYom reports that Israeli officials are laying the groundwork to transfer a group of hunger-striking prisoners to a ...
"The document shows how over the top the demands are, no country in the world would enter into negotiations with prisoners for such demands and certainly Israel, which is in a campaign against the terror organizations, will not agree to surrender to ...
Hebrew University canceled the conference after a student group associated with Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home party penned an open letter to the university ...
Palestinians and Israelis discuss prisoners' rights and Israeli occupation in Hebron, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Hebron Defense Committee.


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