Ofer prison

Israeli soldiers force nine-year-old to act as human shield

Some 236 Palestinian children were held in Israeli detention during February — a considerable increase from previous months.

Fighting for freedom: eight Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike right now

The eight prisoners are on hunger strike, most fighting the policy of administrative detention.

Half Israel's Palestinian child prisoners are held illegally outside West Bank in G4S-equipped prisons

Defence for Children - Palestine Section reports that half of Palestinian child detainees are unlawfully held in prisons inside Israel.

Bilal Diab and Woroud Qasem released as hunger strikes for freedom go on

Bilal Diab is released from Israeli prison following 77 days of hunger strike; meanwhile Palestinian Authority forces arrest brother of hunger striking prisoner Hassan Safadi.

Palestine’s own Liberation Day is coming

Roqayah Chamseddine
Ft. Worth
23 July 2012
Despite Israel’s ruthless violations of their basic human rights and the theft of their land, Palestinians continue to remain steadfast in their uncompromising struggle against occupation.

Security firm G4S provides services to Israeli prisons, police and army

G4S has been severely criticized for its operations in the occupied Palestinian territories and in prisons and detention centers in Israel. Recently, Palestinian organizations called for action against G4S for its role in Israeli prisons.

Video: Palestinian woman "takes over" Israeli military vehicle at Ofer protest for hunger strikers

This video shows a Palestinian woman mounting an Israeli military vehicle amid protests near Ofer Prison in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on 1 May, in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners. The video also shows Israeli occupation forces attacking female protestors with pepper spray directed into their eyes from close range as they lie on the ground.

8,000 West Bank children arrested since 2000, says new report

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Beit Sahour
26 March 2012
A new report examines the impact of Israeli arrests and detention on Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation.

Interview with Addameer's Mourad Jadallah: hunger strikes reignite prisoner movement

Asa Winstanley
1 March 2012
Mourad Jadallah discusses the case of Khader Adnan, the hunger striking Palestinian political prisoner who made administrative detention an international issue.

"Sometimes I feel my stomach will explode": Israel subjects teen prisoner to medical negligence

Emily Lawrence
Beit Ommar
5 January 2012
A Palestinian teenager describes the physical and psychological torture he endured while imprisoned in an Israeli jail for throwing stones, and how his chronic illness went untreated in what his family say was a deliberate attempt by the prison authorities as further punishment.


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