Middle East Justice Material conditions Overcrowding IsraelThe Knesset National Security Committee voted unanimously to extend Israel’s “incarceration emergency” until mid-January, allowing the country’s correctional system to continue housing prisoners in what would otherwise be considered illegally cramped conditions.
Women Middle East Material conditions Violence IsraelPalestinian women released from Israeli jails over the weekend warned of “brutal” conditions in jails since 7 October.
Middle East Discipline Health Mental health Material conditions Overcrowding Torture Violence IsraelThe increase in detained Palestinians in Israeli prisons since 7th October has reportedly resulted in overcrowding, deprivation of medical treatment, and restriction of drinking water and food. NGO and media reports also document violent and degrading arrests.
Middle East Material conditions Overcrowding IsraelOne in every five Palestinians has been arrested and charged under the 1,600 military orders that control every aspect of the lives of Palestinians living under the Israeli military occupation. That incarceration rate doubles for Palestinian men — two in every five have been arrested.
Middle East Justice Material conditions IsraelSalah Hamouri stages protest against being imprisoned without charge for the last six months
Israël : fin de cavale pour quatre des six Palestiniens évadés d'une prison israélienne
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Coronavirus Minors Middle East IsraelIn a joint press statement sent to MEMO on Sunday, senior UN officials have called on Israel to release Palestinian children from prison in the light of the spread of Covid-19. “We are seriously concerned over the continued detention of Palestinian children by the Israeli authorities,” said Jamie M…
Women Middle East IsraelIn Israel, there are around 25,000 men in prison. Some 14,000 of these are convicted on criminal charges. The rest are incarcerated on security-related charges – and are mostly Palestinian. In comparison, there are just 200 women in prison in the Holy Land. And they’re all in one place – Neve Tirza…
Middle East IsraelHaving spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a…