Solitary confinement should be banned says UN Special Rapporteur on torture. Israeli continues this cruel practice.
Rights and Accountability
Finland’s Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja has strongly criticized Israel’s practices against Palestinians and declared that “No apartheid state is justified or sustainable.” But will Finland take action to end its arms trade with Israel?
In this article previously published on +972 magazine, I discuss the censorship of material in Palestinian textbooks in East Jerusalem schools — a clearly illegal and dangerous move by the Jerusalem Education Adminstration (JEA).
The Israeli government and the Palestinian movement Hamas today began implementing their agreement to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for one captured Israeli soldier. Meanwhile, PFLP leader Ahmad Saadat has been taken to Al Ramla Prison hospital due to health complications following 20 days of hunger strike.
Israeli Prison Service transfers Ameer Makhoul. Hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners enters its 20th day. Jordan joins hunger strike.
Hip Hop group DAM released a new track in support of the Palestinian prisoners actions for justice. Three foreign nationals participate in hunger strike in Gaza and activists in Greece told the Israeli ambassador to stop torture in Israeli jails.
The hunger strike movement for Palestine develops rapidly. The Palestinian BNC supports the demands of the Palestinian prisoners and calls for stepping up the BDS campaign to end Israeli impunity.
While the hunger strike and actions of disobedience by Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails is gaining momentum, the support for the prisoners is growing.
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) joins a growing coalition of civil rights and advocacy organizations in condemning the recent convictions of the Irvine 11, and say they are “concerned about the future of free speech within the UC system.”
Attorneys respond to the Orange Co. DA’s charge that the students’ protest was “organized thuggery,” and point out that the prosecution’s intimidation tactics in building their case undermined the constitution and violated the law in order to criminalize dissent.