Traveling back to Gaza, Fidaa Elaydi finally meets her uncle, who was released from Israeli jail as part of the prisoner swap in October. With his release, and the ability to spend time together, she says it changed the dynamic of her family. Read more about How my uncle in Gaza filled me with hope of return
Arrest and detention
An important precedent was recently set that could challenge the entrenched system of impunity for Israeli interrogators who torture and abuse Palestinian detainees. Read more about Israel's impunity challenged by torture victim in Jerusalem
Fidaa Elaydi will soon be meeting her uncle, recently released after serving twenty years in an Israeli prison, for the first time since she was a small child. Read more about Meeting my uncle after 20 years in an Israeli jail
The story of Samer Abu Seir and Loai Odeh — two men who met in Israeli prison and have remained friends ever since — speaks to the experience of so many others. Read more about Separated as prisoners, reunited in Gaza on release
Abdel-Alim Da’na, a leader of the PFLP and a professor at Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron, speaks to Ben Lorber about his experience in Israel’s prisons. Read more about Former prisoner, PFLP leader: hunger strike "made revolution in the prisons"
An amendment to Israel’s “Prevention of Infiltration” law will mean prison time for asylum seekers and their children — as well as for those who offer them humanitarian aid. Read more about Israel jails asylum seekers, labels them "infiltrators"
Israeli settlers have put prices on the heads of Palestinians who were freed as part of the recent prisoner swap. Read more about Israeli settlers harass released prisoners, threaten them with death
Activist Janan Abdu describes how Israeli prison authorities tried to break the spirits of political prisoners who recently went on hunger strike, including her husband Ameer Makhoul. Read more about Interview: Hunger strikes created "new sense of solidarity"
The prisoner exchange deal was a major achievement for Hamas and a great step forward for the Palestinian people, particularly the prisoners’ movement. Read more about Political prisoner: Hamas deal a "great step forward"
Eid Misleh spent 19 years in Israel’s prisons until he was released as part of a prisoner exchange agreed between Hamas and Israel. Back home among family in Gaza, Misleh told The Electronic Intifada about life in prisoner and the hardship of being denied family visits for eleven years. Read more about Israel stopped mother visiting prisoner son for 11 years