Just after 2AM Palestine local time, or around 7PM US East Coast time, Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner’s rights group, issued this important statement in Arabic via Facebook and in English on its website regarding Hana al-Shalabi, the Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for more than 40 days against her detention without charge or trial by Israe
Rights and Accountability
A new report by Defense for Children International-Palestine section has documented systematic, routine abuses by Israeli soldiers and interrogators of Palestinian children across the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem.
Deep poverty and a poor educational system have pushed 500 to 1,000 children to work in the illegal Israeli agricultural settlements in the Jordan Valley. They work for a very low wage under harsh conditions.
The decision of Israeli human rights group B’Tselem to participate in J Street’s upcoming conference featuring former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is “incredibly damaging” to the effort to achieve justice and accountability for victims of war crimes.
Hana al-Shalabi is at risk of “imminent death” after more than a month on hunger strike against her violent, arbitrary detention by Israel has led to a serious deterioration in her health. She has been transferred from HaSharon prison to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.
The parents of political prisoner Hana al-Shalabi have issued a call to all Palestinians to protest this Saturday in support of their daughter as doctors who examined her expressed grave concern over her sharply deteriorating health four weeks into a hunger strike against her arbitrary detention by Israel.
The Public Committee Against Torture (PCATI) submitted two group complaints to the Israeli authorities after 29 Palestinian women testified about their ill-treatment and torture by the Shabak and Israeli soldiers last year.
The Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer put out a statement today marking International Women’s Day (March 8), calling for the release of all Palestinian female political prisoners.
The mother of Hana al-Shalabi, the Palestinian woman who has been on hunger strike since 16 February when she was violently seized from her home by Israeli occupation forces, has spoken out in a video interview.