Action urged as Israel punishes dozens of hunger-striking political prisoners

Electronic Intifada,   Submitted by maureen on Tue, 10/04/2011 – 06:18 Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip rallied in recent days in support of political prisoners who are protesting worsening conditions in Israeli detention. Thousands of prisoners are said to be taking part in the civil disobedience protests which began on 27 September. The Electronic Intifada reported … Continue reading

Human Rights Organizations Demand that Palestinian Prisoners’ Rights are Protected during Ongoing Hunger Strike

 HRO  Demand that Palestinian Prisoners’ Rights are Protected during Ongoing Hunger Strike, 4 October 2011 PRESS RELEASE 4 October 2011 Human Rights Organizations Demand that Palestinian Prisoners’ Rights are Protected during Ongoing Hunger Strike On 2 October 2011, Adalah, in cooperation with Physicians for Human Rights – Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights – … Continue reading

Palestinian Detainees Announce Hunger Strike

Wednesday September 28, 2011 08:59 by UFree – Press Release  Palestinians detained in Israeli occupation jails have announced their intent to begin an open-ended hunger strike to demand an end to the ever increasing humiliating and degrading treatment at the hands of Israel’s prisons services (IPS), starting on September 27th. Prisoners are calling for the release … Continue reading

Lesson from South Africa: Support the political prisoners

Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Wed, 09/28/2011 – 13:10 Last week, I discussed with Ghadija Vallie the lessons learned from resistance in apartheid South Africa, particularly involving political prisoners. Ghadija coordinated the Western Cape Relief Fund that supported prisoners on Robben Island, a maximum security prison for political prisoners in apartheid South Africa. Vallie also worked with most prisons … Continue reading

Oral statement submitted by Badil Resource Center, on the Human Rights Council

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Sixteenth Session, Item no. 5-Minority Forum 15 March 2011 Oral statement submitted by Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status.Palestinian Minority in Israel endures multifaceted state oppression Badil wishes to focus on inequalities between the Jewish majority and the Palestinian national minority, comprising … Continue reading