• *Fact sheet issued by Detainees’ Institutions on the occasion of “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day” coinciding April 17*

    *Fact sheet issued by Detainees’ Institutions on the occasion of “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day” coinciding April 17*

  • *detention campaigns carried out in the West Bank since October 7*

    *detention campaigns carried out in the West Bank since October 7*

  • Announcement on central events of the “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day”  On April 17, 2024

    Announcement on central events of the “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day” On April 17, 2024

  • Invitation to attend and cover a press conference tomorrow

    Invitation to attend and cover a press conference tomorrow

  • The struggle history of the leader detainee Marwan Barghouthi

    The struggle history of the leader detainee Marwan Barghouthi

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*Fact sheet issued by Detainees’ Institutions on the occasion of “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day” coinciding April 17*

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*Fact sheet issued by Detainees’ Institutions on the occasion of “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day” coinciding April 17*

October 7 constituted a phase that imposed radical transformations on the conditions of detainees in Israeli prisons, regarding information related to this cause and at all levels in the light of the aggression against our people and detainees and the continuation of genocide in Gaza since more than 6 months respectively.
Throughout that phase, the occupation devises committed terrible crimes against detainees, which led to the martyrdom of 16 detainees due to systematic measures of torture, medical crimes, the policy of starvation and many other violations and assaults conducted against male and female detainees, minors and elderly detainees.
In addition to what has been announced on detainees who martyred, the cause of Gazan detainees came within the crime of forcible hide imposed by the occupation since the begging of war, as thousands of our people were subjected to detention during the ground invasion of Gaza. The occupation still refusing to give any information on detainees from Gaza who still under arrest on Israeli prisons and military camps.
There are many reports issued by the Israeli media, which revealed terrible information on the martyrdom of 27 detainees from Gaza, who died in the military camps, including Sadeh Timan camp.
Detainees’ Institutions documented tens of testimonies for detainees in prisons and liberated ones, reflect the cruelest conditions in the history of the Captive Movement, in terms of the level of torture, assaults and retaliatory measures imposed against detainees in Israeli prisons, which affected their fates.

*Statistics reflecting the escalation imposed since October 7*

Total number: more than 9500 detainees are currently held in Israeli prisons, excluding detainees from Gaza, who are detained under the “forcible hide”.
Women: (80) detainees, excluding detainees from Gaza.
Children: there are currently more than (200) minors under the age of 18, detained in (Meggido, Ofer and Damoun) prisons, including (24) children from Gaza held at Damoun.
Administrative detainees: (detainees held under the pretext of confidential file): more than (3660), including (22) women and more than (40) children. The majority of administrative detainees are former detainees who spent long years in prisons, in addition to other categories such as university and school students, journalists, lawyers, engineers, physicians, academics representatives and relatives of martyrs.
• Number of sick detainees in Israeli prisons raised since October 7, due to crimes and retaliatory measures imposed against them.
• Journalists: (56), including (45) arrested after October 7 and still under arrest, including (4) women.
• Members of legislative council: (17) members, the majority of them are held under the administrative detention, the oldest of whom are Marwan Barghouthi and Ahmad Saadat.

*Information on senior detainees and detainees who are sentenced to life imprisonment*

. With the martyrdom of the leader detainee Walid Daqqa on April 7, 2024, who was one of the senior detainees arrested before the Oslo Accords, the number of senior detainees became (21), the oldest of whom is detainee Mohammad Tous, who was arrested in 1985.
. In addition to (11) detainees who were arrested before the Oslo Accord and liberated by an exchange deal in 2011, and got rearrested in 2014, such as detainee Nael Barghouthi, who served the longest sentence in Israeli prison.
. In addition to detaining of the Aqsa uprising, as hundreds of them have served more than 21 years in prison.
. 600 detainees are sentenced to life imprisonment, the highest sentence is for detainee Abdullah Barghouthi, who is sentenced to life imprisonment for 67 times, then detainee Ibrahim Hamed, who is sentenced to life imprisonment for 54 times.

*Martyr detainees*

. The total number of Captive Movement martyrs raised to (252) since 1967, after the martyrdom of (16) detainees inside Israeli prisons.

Invitation to attend and cover a press conference tomorrow

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The Israeli occupation continues to chase and arrest liberated women detainees

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The Israeli occupation continues to chase and arrest liberated women detainees

April 7, 2024

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs called on international, regional and local feminists organizations, unions and societies working on women affairs to save Palestinian women from the Israeli targeting.

The Commission emphasized that invading the houses of liberated detainees became a firm manner pursued on a daily basis, where the Israeli army is trying to achieve retaliatory policies and taking revenge from Palestinians women and girls, depending beating, house vandalism and humiliation, without taking into consideration their privacy.

The Commission condemned the policy of chasing liberated detainees, the last of which was carried out today’s morning, as occupation forces invaded Ramallah and Birzeit village, arresting the liberated detainees Layan Kayed and Layan Naser, students in Birzeit University.

The Commission expressed its hope on establishing a feminist mobilization to support Palestinian women and expose the crimes committed against them by the occupation, and to practice pressure against governments and parliaments to take responsibility towards denying women’s rights in Palestine.

Recently, there was an escalation in arresting Palestinian women and girls, where they got detained based on a retaliatory tendencies, and used as hostages. It is worth mentioning that there are currently (81) women detained in Israeli prisons, the majority of them are held in Damoun prison in difficult and complicated health conditions.

*detention campaigns carried out in the West Bank since October 7*

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A case in point is detainee Walid Daqqa (Abu Milad), who martyred on April 7, 2024 at Asaf Harofeh Hospital, after 38 years of imprisonment, in which he confronted torture, assault, deprivation and isolation, in addition to a series of medical crimes. He passed away without seeing his family as the IPS deprived him of family visits since October 7. His health conditions deteriorated over the past months, which led to his martyrdom. It is worth mentioning that his remain is still withheld by the occupation until today.
. Number of martyrs whose remains still withheld stands at (27), the oldest of whom is detainee Anees Dolah, whose body is withheld since 1980.

*detention campaigns carried out in the West Bank since October 7*

*This brief includes only who got arrested from the West Bank, and exposed to the crime of forcible hide*

. Total number of arrests: (8270) in the West Bank


. Women: (275) women have been arrested ( including women arrested from the lands occupied in 1948, in addition to Gazan women who have been arrested in the West Bank.

. Children: (520) children have been arrested

. Journalists: (66) journalists have been arrested, (45) of them are still under arrest, and (23) sentenced to administrative detention

. More than (5168) orders of administrative detention have been issued since October 7


Detention campaigns are accompanied by many crimes and violations such as brutal beat, vandalism and destruction in detainees’ houses, confiscating cars, gold and money, in addition to the destruction of infrastructure especially in the refugee camps of Tulkarem and Jenin.

Statistics include detainees who were arrested from their houses, on checkpoints, who surrendered themselves and those who were arrested as hostages.

Besides to detention campaigns, the Israeli forces implemented field executions, afflicted detainees and their family members.


statistics on detention cases includes detainees who still under arrest and liberated ones

Data does not include detention cases of Gaza, due to the occupation’s refusal to give information and practicing the crime of forcible hide against them. It is worth mentioning that the occupation forces arrested hundreds of Gazan workers in the West Bank, in addition to citizens from Gaza who were previously in the West Bank for medical treatment.
. (240) detainees were liberated by the exchange deal on November 2023, but the Israeli authorities arrested (15) of them, including (5) children and (4) detainees.

The struggle history of the leader detainee Marwan Barghouthi

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🔺Issued by the Commission of Detainees’ Affairs and Palestinian Society Prisoner’s Club 🔴 *The martyrdom of detainee Walid Daqqa (Abu Milad) after serving 38 years in Israeli prisons*

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🔺Issued by the Commission of Detainees’ Affairs and Palestinian Society Prisoner’s Club

🔴 *The martyrdom of detainee Walid Daqqa (Abu Milad) after serving 38 years in Israeli prisons*

Ramallah
The Commission of Detainees’ Affairs and the Palestinian Society Prisoner’s Club announced the martyrdom of detainee Walid Nimer Daqqa, 62, from Western Baqa village in the lands occupied in 1948, who has cancer and detained since 38 years in Israeli prisons, due to a series of medical crimes committed against him deliberately in order to kill him.

Daqqa is one of the most prominent leaders of the Captive Movement in Israeli prisons, and he was detained before signing the Oslo Accord, where the Israeli authorities refused to release him by exchange deals over the past decades.

The Commission and the prisoner’s club stated in a joint report that we mourn the martyrdom of a national leader who spent his life defending his nation, and left a national and intellectual heritage. He faced the policies of torture, assault, deprivation and isolation, in addition to successive medical crimes.

He was supposed to be liberated on March 25, 2023, but the Israeli occupation authorities added two years ti his sentence to be 39 years, in spite of diagnosing him with blood cancer.

His health condition deteriorated many times since last March, due to the constant medical ignorance and moving him to the clinic of Alramla prison, where he lived in difficult conditions.
He was transferred to Jelboa prison and then to Ramla prison, and he was moved to Asaf Harofeh prison many times. He and other detainees faced cruel detention conditions after October 7, as his family was prevented from the visit and could not contact him since then.

Daqqa joined the Palestinian Liberation Organization and he was arrested on March 25, 1986, and sentenced to life imprisonment. At that time, the life sentence was determined to 37 years of imprisonment, which means that he was supposed to be liberated in 24/5/2023, but the court of Beersheba issued a decision to add two years to his sentence under the charge of getting involved in bringing cell phones inside the prison.

Announcement on central events of the “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day” On April 17, 2024

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Announcement on central events of the “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day”

On April 17, 2024

Ramallah: at 12:00 pm, Almanara Square
Hebron: at 12:00 pm, Ibn Rushd Square
Nablus: at 12:00 pm, the east complex
Jenin: at 12:00 pm, Cinema Square
Bethlehem: at 12:00 pm, Manger Square
Tulkarem: at 12:00 pm, in front of the Red Cross
Tubas: at 12:00 pm, Martyrs’ Square
Qalqilia: at 12:00 pm, Martyr Abu Ali Iyad Square
Jericho: at 11:00 am , Jericho Square
Salfit: at 12:00 pm, the campus of Al-Quds Open University

Statement issued by the Commission of Detainees’ Affairs and the Palestinian Society Prisoner’s Club on the 22nd memorial of detention for the leader detainee Marwan Barghouthi April 15, 2024

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Statement issued by the Commission of Detainees’ Affairs and the Palestinian Society Prisoner’s Club on the 22nd memorial of detention for the leader detainee Marwan Barghouthi
 
 April 15, 2024 
 
 Today marks the 22nd memorial of detention for the leader and national struggler, member of the Central Committee of Fatah Movement, Marwan Barghouthi, beside the detainee Ahmad Barghouthi. This memorial coincides the massive aggression against our people and detainees in Israeli prisons, besides the systematic genocide in Gaza, and the historical twist that constitutes an extension of resistance and struggle conducted by our people with their blood and sacrifices over long decades. His detention was part of targeting him by chasing, deportation and assassination attempts during the Aqsa uprising, in which the Palestinian people presented the finest image of resistance and struggle in confronting the occupation. The leader Marwan Barghouthi and his colleagues presented a sample of resistance despite the suppression and systematic policies of torture. Since October 7, our detainees and leaders of the Captive Movement were subjected to torture, isolation and unprecedented attacks, as the IPS intended to target our detainees and take away their rights which they obtained by blood and sacrifice. He and his colleagues were subjected to operations of isolation and transfer, as he was transferred from Ofer prison to the isolation of Ramla prison, then to the isolation of Ohelekdar prison and then to the isolation of Ramla prison again and finally he is currently held in the isolation of Megiddo prison. He was subjected to brutal attacks during his transfer by special forces, especially in Megiddo prison, which witnessed the most cruel torture and assaults after October 7. These procedures and policies escalated since October 7, were not new at all, but constituted an extension of suppressive and retaliatory measures since occupying our lands. It is worth mentioning that the isolation against the leader Marwan Barghouthi was not the first during his detention, rather, he was isolated several times and turned his experience into a front of confrontation and reinforced his revolutionary ideas. Barghouthi continued his struggle in order to reinforce the statement of “ the occupation’s prisons were turned into universities and educational institutions”. This expression was a metaphor in the past, but detainees turned into reality to reinforce knowledge, enlightenment and education. The Commission and Prisoner’s Club paid tribute to the leader Marwan Barghouthi and all his colleagues in prison, who continue their struggle with determination and resilience. *Glory to martyrs and freedom to detainees*
 

*During his meeting with the Head of Political team of the British Council* *Fares: Britain should take a clear position on the Israeli aggression against Palestinian people and detainees*

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*During his meeting with the Head of Political team of the British Council*

*Fares: Britain should take a clear position on the Israeli aggression against Palestinian people and detainees*

April 4, 2024

The Head of the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Qaddura Fares, called on the British Government to take a real position on the massive Israeli aggression against Palestinians, especially on the ferocious war in Gaza and the fascist attacks against male and female detainees in Israeli prisons.

This call came during a meeting with the Head of the Political Team in the British Consulate, Mr. Chris Barker, where Qaddura urged him to convey a message to his state that the massacres and violations committed against detainees are considered a retaliatory reaction to the incidents of October7, and there is no justification for this collective punishment.

Fares stated that we need an international intervention by an influential state to oblige Israel to stop the war in adhere to the Security Council’s resolution on cease fire. We as Palestinians believe that Britain is able to take actions in this matter, because of its international status and solid relations with Isreal.

Fares said : “ Britain holds extra responsibility towards the incidents in Palestine, being the main reason behind occupying the Palestinian territories by Israel through Balfour Declaration. Today we live in the most appropriate chance that enables Britain to atone for its sin and support giving the Palestinians the right of self determination in accordance with the resolutions of the international legitimacy “.

Fares denounced the ignorance of the global call of ceasefire by governments, people and even Israeli people, and confirmed that Israel does not respect international laws and agreements and does not abide by the resolutions of United Nations. Rather, Israel implemented a massive detention campaign and practiced torture and assault against Palestinian detainees, through a series of fascist laws.

Fares pointed out that detainees’ achievements in past decades, regarding food, water, clothing, medical care and the nature of cells , became meaningless after October 7, as detainees are currently deprived of their basic rights and became victims of cold, starvation and the hatred of jailers.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

  • The Commission of Detainees Affairs organized a symposium on "The Israeli terrorism and racial laws against detainees". >

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  • Abu Baker calls on the European Union to act immediately and hold Israel accountable for its crimes against the Palestinian detainees >

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  • The director of Media Department presents a paper on minor detainees in Brussels Conference >

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  • The Commission of Detainees' Affairs arranges a specialized workshop on house arrest against children from Jerusalem >

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REPORTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The law of execution of Palestinian detainees >

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  • Palestinian detainees… and the Israeli systematic suppression >

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