IOA issues 41 administrative orders against Palestinians

41 admin orders

The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) issued administration detention orders against 41 Palestinians, including a member of the Palestinian parliament, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday.

PPS pointed out that 16 of the administrative detention orders were issued against Palestinians who were detained for the first time or were re-detained after being released from prison upon completing their former sentence.

The Israeli authorities extended the detention period of Khalida Jarrar, a parliament member, by six months after serving her first six months in administrative detention, the sources added.

There are currently 6500 Palestinian prisoners in 22 Israeli jails and detention centers, including 56 women, 350 minors, 13 MPs, and 500 administrative detainees.

International rights organizations have strongly denounced Israel’s excessive use of administrative detention to silence Palestinian activists, who are usually held without charge or trial for long periods of time.

(Source / 02.01.2018)

US embassy in Israel to be moved to Jerusalem soon

Move of embassy

Hebrew website “0404” on Tuesday reported that the US president Donald Trump has confirmed his plan to move his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018.

It added that Trump is pressuring the logistics staff in Washington, in coordination with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to start the transfer soon.

A source at the White House told the Hebrew website that Trump has sent a clear message to Israel that he wants to start the relocation as soon as possible.

The website, which is known for being close to the Israeli army, noted that the US embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv in the 1948 occupied Palestine to a diplomatic hotel in Occupied Jerusalem.

Israel occupied the eastern part of Jerusalem in 1967. In 1980 it declared its annexation to West Jerusalem which had been occupied since 1948 and announced Jerusalem the “eternal capital” of Israel, a move which the international community refuses to recognize.

On 6th December 2017 Trump recognized Occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his intention to move the US embassy in Israel to the holy city.

The Knesset on Monday approved the “unified Jerusalem” bill in the second and third readings with 61 votes in favor and 51 against. The bill stipulates that any decision related to relinquishing parts of Jerusalem will require the consent of 80 MKs.

(Source / 02.01.2018)

Israeli military indicted Ahed Tamimi, her mother

The indictment came after Israeli calls to rape the little girl and to sentence her to life inside Israeli prisons

An Israeli military court indicted on Monday Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi, 16, for slapping two heavily armed Israeli soldiers who refused to leave courtyard of her house in West Bank village of Nabi Salih.

Meanwhile, the same Israeli military court indicted Nariman Tamimi, Ahed’s mother, for assaulting two heavily armed Israeli soldiers, as well as for inciting violence on social media.

On Sunday, an Israeli military court also indicted Nour Tamimi, Ahed’s cousin, for slapping two heavily armed Israeli soldiers.

Israeli occupation forces raided the houses of the two Israeli girls on 19 and 20 December and abducted them at night. In the day, when Nariman went to the police station to ask about her daughter, she was captured.

The two girls were abducted on day after appearing in a video, which went viral on social media, showing them pushing two heavily armed Israeli soldiers from the courtyard of their house and when they refused to go out, the two girls slapped them.

Ahed, her cousin and her mother were also indicted for hindering the operations of the Israeli occupation forces.

When the video became online, the Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for the girls to spend their life in prison.

Later on, a senior Israeli journalist called for raping them “to prove that they are females,” claiming that they “stand up the face of the Israeli soldier considering themselves men.”

(Source / 02.01.2018)

Healthcare services in Gaza to collapse soon due to Israeli siege

In addition to the severe lack of medicines and medical equipment, Israel and the PA put restrictions on medical transfers for patients in need for treatment abroad

After 11 years of strict Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip and intentional procrastination of Palestinian Authority (PA) to take up its responsibilities in Gaza, healthcare services to collapse in days.

Shelves of the Palestinians ministry of health in the Gaza Strip are almost empty as hundreds of medicines ran out months ago.

“The Israeli occupation put strict conditions on the passage of medicines, the medical equipment and medical disposals,” Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement.

He also said that the basic medical materials needed for urgent and necessary surgeries and initial lab tests had run out from the besieged enclave.

Al-Qidra called for the PA ministry of health in Ramallah to send medicines, equipment and spare parts, as well as to transfer administration fees.

Meanwhile, he called for the international community to put pressure on the Israeli occupation to facilitate the entry of at least the urgent material and medical equipment and medicines.

(Source / 02.01.2018)

Khalida Jarrar among 41 Palestinians ordered imprisoned without charge or trial

The Israeli occupation military courts confirmed 41 more administrative detention orders against Palestinian political prisoners in the latter half of December 2017. There are currently over 450 Palestinians imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention orders.

Administrative detention orders are indefinitely renewable and are issued for one to six months at a time. Palestinians have spent years consecutively jailed with no charge and no trial under repeatedly renewed administrative detention orders. An artifact of the British colonial mandate over Palestine, Israeli administrative detention orders are used systematically to target community leaders and Palestinian activists.

Among the Palestinians subject to administrative detention orders in late December was Khalida Jarrar, the prominent Palestinian leftist leader and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, whose imprisonment without charge or trial was renewed for an additional six months.

Also among the Palestinian prisoners whose detention was renewed were two former long-term hunger strikers, Akram al-Fassisi and Anas Shadid. The detention of Fassisi, 34, was renewed for the fourth time for four months; he has been imprisoned without charge or trial since 19 September 2016 – only months after his prior release, also from administrative detention without charge or trial. During previous administrative detentions, he won his freedom in two lengthy hunger strikes.  Shadid, 21, was also subject to another six-month administrative detention order. Detained for nine months without charge or trial, he won his release after an 88-day hunger strike in May 2017. He was re-arrested only 27 days after his release, on 14 June, and ordered jailed once more without charge or trial.

The following Palestinian prisoners were subject to administrative detention orders:

1. Mujahid Abdel-Qader Abdel-Fattah, Ramallah, 6 months, new order
2. Jihad Mohammed Suleiman, Ramallah, 3 months, new order
3. Mohammed Ahmed Shehadeh, Ramallah, 6 months, extension
4. Ibrahim Nasser Hammad, Ramallah, 4 months, extension
5. Mohammed Mahmoud Sahwil, Ramallah, 4 months, new order
6. Aseed Mohammed Mualla, Nablus, 4 months, extension
7. Mahmoud Mohammed Muteir, Jerusalem, 6 months, new order
8. Yazan Mohammed Tari, Jerusalem, 6 months, new order
9. Qais Fuad Kharma, Ramallah, 4 months, extension
10. Seif al-Deen Mahmoud Salameh, Jenin, 6 months, extension
11. Thaer Said Abu Roumim, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
12. Khalil Walid Suleiman, Nablus, 4 months, extension
13. Tamer Abdel-Karim Haj Ali, Nablus, 6 months, extension
14. Iyad Habib Mohammed, Bethlehem, 4 months, extension
15. Yousef Abed Rabbo Kawazbeh, al-Khalil, 6 months, extension
16. Mohammed Mahmoud Husseiniya, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
17. Tawfiq Faisal Nazzal, Jenin, 6 months, new order
18. As’ad Mohammed Marahil, Nablus, 4 months, extension
19. Ibrahim Issa Mansour, Ramallah, 4 months, new order
20. Mamoun Jamal Hamdan, al-Khalil, 6 months, new order
21. Suleiman Abdel-Karim Aghouz, Bethlehem, 4 months, extension
22. Mahmoud Farhan al-Dariyah, Bethlehem, 4 months, new order
23. Omar Ayed Taqatqa, Ramallah, 6 months, new order
24. Akram al-Fassisi, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
25. Basil Khaled Dweikat, Nablus, 4 months, new order
26. Mohammed Taleb Shawawreh, Bethlehem, 4 months, extension
27. Ayman Naim Mar’i, Ramallah, 4 months, extension
29. Khalida Kanaan Jarrar, Ramallah, 6 months, extension
30. Hashem Abdel-Qader Hijaz, Ramallah, 4 months, extension
31. Shadi Fayez Nammoura, al-Khalil, 6 months, new order
32. Mohammed Ahmed Salah, Tulkarem, 6 months, new order
33. Hussein Mohammed Mardawi, Nablus, 6 months, extension
34. Baraa Musa Zahiman, Nablud, 6 months, new order
35. Anas Ibrahim Shadid, al-Khalil, 6 months, extension
36. Yousef Faris Abu Arqoub, al-Khalil, 3 months, new order
37. Salah Awad al-Jawarish, Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
38. Murad Walid Malaisha, Jenin, 4 months, extension
39. Mujahid Ahmed Abu al-Izz, Jenin, 2 months, new order
40. Saud al-Araj, Ramallah, 4 months, extension
41. Suleiman Akram Abu Salha, Nablus, 6 months, extension

(Source / 02.01.2018)

Nour Tamimi remains imprisoned as Israeli military prosecution files appeal

Nour Tamimi, the cousin of Ahed Tamimi who was scheduled to be released on bail today after being charged by an Israeli military court on 1 January, instead remains imprisoned after occupation military prosecutors appealed her release.

According to Naji Tamimi, Nour’s father, the military prosecution filed the appeal on 2 January, minutes before Nour was to be released; a military appeals court hearing will be held in the coming days. Nour, 21, was seized by occupation forces a day after Ahed and her mother Nariman; she is charged with Ahed for confronting occupation soldiers on their family’s land outside their home in the village of Nabi Saleh shortly after their cousin Mohammed, 14, was shot in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet by occupation forces, critically injuring him.

Nour, Ahed, Nariman and the rest of the Tamimi family are leaders in the Palestinian indigenous anti-colonial popular resistance and land defense movement in Nabi Saleh, a village of 600 Palestinians targeted and encircled by the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish, which has stolen the village’s land and even its spring.


Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network denounces the ongoing imprisonment of Ahed, Nariman, Nour and Manal Tamimi, among over 500 Palestinians arrested by Israeli occupation forces following U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Issa Qaraqe of the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission stated that approximately half of those detained, like Ahed, Abdul-Khalik Burnat and Fawzi al-Junaidi, are children. There are hundreds of Palestinian children jailed by Israel and frequently subject to beatings, abuse, and interrogations without parents or lawyers present in violation of the law. We urge people of conscience around the world to take action to demand freedom for Ahed and her fellow detained and jailed Palestinian children in occupation detention centers, interrogation centers and prisons – and for the Tamimi women and all detained and imprisoned Palestinians.

The resistance of the Palestinian people has never been quelled by arrests or repression, and it must be clear that we, around the world, stand alongside the Palestinian people as they defend Jerusalem and their entire land and people under attack. This includes standing with detained and jailed Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for liberation for themselves, their people, and their occupied homeland.


  1. Join the Twitterstorm! Every day, a Twitterstorm is being organized with a new hashtag released at the moment the campaign begins to raise awareness and urge action to free Ahed, Nour, Nariman and Manal Tamimi. You can join in and follow the campaign at the Free the Tamimi Women facebook page and @YASHebron on Twitter. The twitterstorms are currently scheduled for 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, 6 PM UK, 7 PM in Europe, 8 PM in Palestine – updates and hashtags are posted regularly on Facebook and Twitter.
  2. Organize a protest for the Tamimi women or join one of the protests being organized in cities like New York , Los Angeles and Manchester and distribute this post and other news about Ahed and the Palestinian prisoners. Get others involved in the struggle for Palestinian freedom! Build the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and complicit corporations like HP and G4S.
  3. For supporters in the US: Call your member of the House of Representatives to support H.R. 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. Tell them specifically about Ahed’s arrest, and urge them to act for her release. Tell them to pressure Israel to free Ahed and other detained Palestinian kids. Call the House switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Representative’s office. CODEPINK has an action to highlight this case specifically.
  4. Call your nearest Israeli embassy and let them know that you know about the detention of Ahed Tamimi in Nabi Saleh and other Palestinian child prisoners. Demand Ahed, her mother Nariman, her cousin Nour, and the other detained children be immediately released. Contact infomation here:
  5. Sign the petition. Over 150,000 people have already signed on to demand freedom for Ahed:
  6. Write to Ahed, Nour, Nariman and Manal. While Zionist jailers frequently censor Palestinian prisoners’ mail, these letters can help bolster morale and even send a message to the jailers and censors themselves. Write to Ahed Tamimi, Nour Tamimi, Manal Tamimi or Nariman Tamimi (choose one and address your letter to one only) at: HaSharon prison
    Ben Yehuda, P.O. Box 7
    40 330 Israel

(Source / 02.01.2018)