Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tutu calls on Israel to release anti-wall leader

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa expressed concern Saturday over the conviction of a Palestinian anti-wall campaign leader by an Israeli military court for his involvement in non-violent protests.

"I am deeply concerned about the conviction earlier this week of Abdallah Abu Rahmah by an Israeli military court. When I met him with my fellow Elders last year, we were very impressed by his commitment to non-violence and the wise leadership he showed," Tutu said in a statement.

"He and his fellow activists have had some success in challenging the wall that divides the people of Bil’in from their land. Israel’s attempt to crack down on this effective resistance movement by criminalizing peaceful protest is unacceptable and unjust," he added.

Tutu called on Israeli authorities to release Abu Rahmah "immediately and unconditionally."

Abu Rahmah, well regarded for organizing the weekly rallies against the wall in his native village Bil'in, near Ramallah, was convicted by an Israeli military court on 24 August. According to his supporters, Abu Rahmah's conviction was based solely on the testimony of minors who were arrested in the middle of the night and denied legal counsel despite significant ills in their questioning.

The General Delegation of the PLO to the US condemned the conviction "in the strongest possible terms."

"We call on the Israeli government to release Abdallah Abu Rahmah and all other Palestinian political prisoners from its jails immediately in accordance with international law and as a gesture of goodwill towards the peace talks that are about to begin in Washington," the PLO office said in a statement.

On Tuesday, EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton expressed her concern over the conviction.

Israeli court imposes tough conditions for release of female prisoner

[ 30/08/2010 - 02:08 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- Palestinian human rights sources said that the Israeli military court issued a decision to release female prisoner Tagrid Abu Galmi from Burin village in Nablus city, but on condition that she pays an exorbitant fine and is placed under house arrest.
The sources explained that the court imposed on Galmi unattainable conditions represented in paying a fine of 25,000 shekels, putting her under house arrest in her sister's home in the village and going twice a week to Ariel settlement to sign verifying her presence.
Activist in prisoners' affairs Mayser Atyani said this court decision is a dangerous precedent and was rejected by Abu Galmi family, adding that the lawyer was told to appeal against this unjust decision, which, if accepted, would contribute to recognizing Israel's arbitrary laws applied against the Palestinian prisoners.
She noted that prisoner Abu Galmi was isolated from other Palestinian female prisoners and locked up with Israeli criminals in a section inside Hasharon prison.
The activist appealed to the official parties concerned with prisoners' affairs and human rights organizations to send lawyers to visit this prisoner and work on transferring her to sections of Palestinian prisoners in another jail.
The activist also pointed out that eight other members of Galmi family are also imprisoned in Israeli jails, including a young woman called Linan Abu Galmi, who was released in October 2009 within a deal that led to the release of 20 women, but she was kidnapped again and administratively detained for an extendable six months.

Detainees' mothers plan sit-in at Red Cross HQ

Palestinian women shout slogans as they hold photographs of their relatives
held in Israeli jails during a protest calling for their release on 21 December
2008 in the West Bank city of Nablus. [MaanImages/Rami Swidan]

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Detainees' Mothers Committee said Monday that it will spend a night in front the International Committee of the Red Cross' headquarters in Gaza City to protest Israel's policy of barring Strip residents from visiting detainees, a member said.

Mother of detained Ibrahim Baroud said the sit-in will be held a day before Eid begins, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, which is expected around 10 September.

Rafat Hamdounah, the head of the Detainees' Studies Center, said dozens of mothers will join the sit-in to "express their condemnation of the Israeli Administration's treatment of them and their sons," a statement read.

Hamdounah called for organizations to support the sit-in and for the media to widely cover the issue.

Jerusalem man charged with contacting Hamas

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem has been indicted for contacting Hamas operatives during his studies in Cyprus and allegedly agreeing to gather intelligence on Israel, Israeli media reported Monday.

The indictment filed by the Jerusalem District Prosecution said Ahmad Awad, 22, became acquainted with two Hamas affiliates from Gaza with one identified as Hamad Asham introducing him to the Jerusalem Muslim Brotherhood, the Israeli news site Ynet reported.

The indictment read that Awad was told Hamas would fund half of his university tuition and living expenses in exchange for information, Ynet reported. Going by the name Khaled, Awad was asked to compile reports, submitting one on his neighborhood, the indictment says. He and Asham were arrested when they returned from Turkey to Israel, according to the report.

40% of Jenin prison population denied family visits

[ 30/08/2010 - 12:31 PM ]

JENIN, (PIC)-- The Israeli prisons authority (IPA) is fully denying more than 40% of the Jenin prison population the right to family visits against 30% who are denied partial visits, the Palestinian Prisoner Society reported.
Director of PPS in Jenin, Ragheb Abu Diak said in a press statement Monday that banning family visits from prisoners is a serious violation of human rights principles and the Fourth Geneva Convention, which guarantees the right to regular visits as stipulated in laws, regulations, and international conventions.
In his statement, Abu Diak called on the Red Cross to move quickly to monitor arbitrary measures the IPA has been taking against prisoners, particularly the humiliating searches at the Jalama gate when going to visit their children.
To add to their suffering, prisoners are forced to purchase their basic needs, like clothes, shoes, and blankets, from the prison’s canteen at high prices, since the lack of visits has led to a shortage in those items.
All families of prisoners from the Gaza Strip have been fully denied seeing their children for four consecutive years.

Palestinian prisoner moved to Negev after 20-year bid

[ 29/08/2010 - 01:33 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Zakaria Najib, 55, of Jerusalem was transferred from the desert prison of Nafha to the Negev prison, the Ahrar center for prisoners and human rights studies reported.
Najib, a husband and father of six, was arrested on Oct. 1994 and sentenced to 22 years in prison. Throughout his more than 20 years behind bars, he has been transferred three times to different facilities.
In the same context, the Israeli prison authority (IPA) transferred Yousef Awad of Idhna, Al-Khalil from Ashkelon to the Negev prison.
Awad, 27, who has a BA in psychology, was sentenced to 36 months in prison, but has now served more than 66 months.
In another context, the IPA released Moayyad Mahmoud Saleh Dawud, 29, of Qalqaliya yesterday after spending six years in Israeli prisons.
Hamada Zuhair Abu Eisha of Al-Khalil, 34, was set free after his administrative prison term ended  in Aug. 2010.
Abu Eisha, a husband and father of three, was placed under arrest in Israeli jails on several occasions.

Palestinian cancer patient transferred from Israeli jails to hospital

[ 29/08/2010 - 10:19 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- The prisoners' center for studies said that the health of prisoner and cancer patient Ra'ed Darabya, from Gaza, has suddenly deteriorated and was transferred to Soroka hospital.
Rani, the brother of Darabaya, said that his brother was kidnapped four times, three times on charges of throwing stones in the first intifada and another time on allegations of killing an Israeli before 1993, but the last time he was sentenced to life imprisonment, noting that his brother started his life with marrow cancer in 2005.
His family appealed through the center to all organizations concerned with prisoners' affairs to save its son from the clutches of certain death in the hope that he spends the rest of his life among his family.
For his part, director of the center Ra'fat Hamdouna called on the Red Cross and all concerned parties to necessarily expose Israel's violations against Palestinian prisoners and urgently intervene to save prisoner Darabya and every prisoner suffering from chronic diseases from slow death inside Israel's jails.
Darabya's health reached the risk status several times and he underwent many unsuccessful surgical operations, which led to the exposure of his spinal bones after an area of his back eroded.
In another context, the British foreign office blatantly demanded the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip to release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who marked his 24 birthday on Saturday, without conditions, while ignoring the suffering of more than 7,000 Palestinians in captivity, including patients, children and women.
"The thoughts of many in Britain are with Gilad Shalit and his family," the spokesman for the UK foreign office claimed.
"His detention is unjustifiable and unacceptable. The British government demands his immediate and unconditional release," he added.

Monday, August 30, 2010

PCHR weekly report 19/8 - 25/8/2010: 8 Palestinians including 1 child arrested during incursions, 10 Palestinians including 2 children arrested at checkpoints, 1 Norwegian activist arrested during demonstration

extracts from PCHR weekly report 19/8 - 25/8/2010:

At least 800 Gazan prisoners in Israeli jails have been deprived of family visitation for more than three years. In recognition of ICRC as the guardian of the Fourth Geneva Convention, PCHR calls upon the ICRC to increase its staff and activities in the OPT, including the facilitation of family visitations to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

IOF arrested 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank.

Israeli troops stationed at military checkpoints and border crossings in the West Bank arrested 10 Palestinian civilians, including two children.

IOF arrested a Norwegian human rights defender. 

Friday, 20 August 2010 

At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Sourif village, northwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested 3 Palestinian civilians:

1. Amjad Isma'il Ghnaimat, 31;
2. Lu'ai Fawaz 'Aabed, 24; and
3. Mos'ab Mustafa al-Hour, 20. 

Following the Friday Prayer on 20 August 2010, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli human rights defenders organized a peaceful demonstration in protest to the construction of the Annexation Wall in Bil'ein village, west of Ramallah. They moved towards the annexation wall. Israeli troops stationed in the area fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the demonstrators. As a result, several demonstrators also suffered from tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as they were beaten by Israeli troops. Additionally, Israeli troops arrested Evi, 28, a Norwegian human rights defender.  

Monday, 23 August 2010

· At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Beit Reema village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested two Palestinian civilians:

1. Haitham Murad al-Khatib, 18; and
2. Amjad Khaled al-Barghouthi, 19. 

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

· At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Tammoun village, southeast of Tubas. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested 'Azmi Hussein Bani 'Ouda, 35.

· At approximately 18:15, an Israeli undercover unit moved into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, traveling in a civilian vehicles with a Palestinian registration plate. Israeli soldiers raided a house belonging to the family of Ramzi Mohammed Abu Maria, 21, and arrested him. 

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

· At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Murad Jamal al-Jamal, 16, and arrested him.
Arrests at Military Checkpoints

· At approximately 23:00 on Friday, 20 August 2010, IOF established a checkpoint near Jainsafout village, east of Qalqilya. They stopped and searched Palestinian civilian vehicles and arrested Fu'ad Mustafa Diab, 17, from Deir Estia village northwest of Salfit. 

· At approximately 00:30 on Sunday, 22 August 2010, IOF re-established their presence at 'Attara checkpoint at the northern entrance of Bir Zeit village, north of Ramallah. They stopped and searched Palestinian civilian vehicles and arrested Anas Ibrahim Zaidani, 22, from Beit Reema village northwest of Ramallah. 

· At approximately 13:00 on Sunday, 22 August 2010, Israeli soldiers stationed at a checkpoint near 'Arraba intersection, south of Jenin, arrested Nader Ibrahim Kharouf, 30, from 'Allar village north of Tulkarm. 

· On Tuesday morning, 24 August 2010, Israeli troops stationed at al-Karama International Crossing Point on the Jordanian border arrested two Palestinian civilians: Munir Saleh Bisharat, 34; and Jalal Jameel Bisharat, 41, both are teachers from Tammoun village, southeast of Tubas.

· On Tuesday evening, Israeli troops stationed at Ennab checkpoint, east of Tulkarm, arrested Sobhi 'Issam Da'bas, 18, a university student. 

· At approximately 17:00 on the same day, Israeli troops patrolling on bypass road #60, east of Hebron, stormed an agricultural field in the area and attempted to expel a number of Palestinian civilians who were farming it. Israeli troops arrested 3 of those civilians: Muhannad Mohammed Jaber, 17; 'Aahed Hisham Jaber, 18; and Mohammed Hisham Jaber.

· At approximately 20:30 also on Tuesday, IOF established a checkpoint near "Ariel" settlement, north of Salfit. They arrested Moaqffaq Mohammed Shbaita, 38, from 'Azzoun village east of Qalqilya.  


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Threat of prisoner expulsion sparks new fears

JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Family of a Palestinian detainee says an Israeli military court is preparing to expel him from the West Bank as a condition of his release, sending him "abroad."

Majd Ibrahim Abdallah Burghul, from the West Bank city of Jericho, completed his two and a half year sentence over six months ago, his father Abdullah told Ma'an.

He said an Israeli military court had scheduled hold a session for Tuesday, where officials would review a decision in his son's case, and determine whether or not he would be deported.

His father said Majd was told he may be sent "abroad," but explained that he had no further information about what could happen to his son.

In April, former prisoner Ahmad Sabbah was expelled to Gaza by Israeli prison authorities. He said he was given the choice to remain in prison for an undetermined period of time, or be released into Gaza.

The Gaza government refused to accept Sabbah, who remained at a tent at the Erez crossing for weeks pending intervention from the Palestinain Authority and international rights organizations.

Sabbah was the first of a string of Palestinians who were reportedly expelled from Israel and the West Bank and sent to Gaza. Many held Gaza-issued identity cards, but had moved to the West Bank or areas inside Israel years and sometimes decades earlier, but had been prohibited from changing their place of residence by Israeli authorities.

Rights organizations said the move was an implementation of Israeli Military Orders 1649 and 1650, which changed the definition of an "infiltrator" to include any individual without express permission to reside or travel within Israeli-controlled areas, including "Area C" of the West Bank.

According to Majd’s father, the young man was issued a West Bank identity card, no. 5000085670, when he returned to the West Bank in 2000, and had been living with his family in Jericho since then until his subsequent detention.

Palestinians born in Gaza but residing with family or working in the West Bank from 2000 onwards faced increased difficulty in changing their place of residence on their identity card. In 2009, Bethlehem University student Berlanty Azzam was detained at a West Bank checkpoint and taken without trial to Gaza, bound and blindfolded.

Berlanty petitioned the Israeli high court to overturn the decision, so she could return to Bethlehem for her final semester of a business degree. Her petition, however, was overturned.

Lawyer says banned from seeing detainees

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Lawyer Jamal Abdo said Israeli prison authorities prevented him from visiting female detainees on Thursday.

Abdo, affiliated with the Hurrayyet human rights center, said he had coordinated with prison authorities to visit Ibtisam Isawi, Wourud Qasem, Du’a Jayousi and Sumoud Karajah at the Al-Damon prison.

Despite previous coordination, Abdo said that after waiting for 90 minutes the prison administration informed him that he could not see the women.

In a statement, Hurreyyet condemned the incident as further pressure imposed on female Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Six families celebrate release of sons from prison

Majdi Mizher is welcomed by his relatives in Bethlehem after his release from an
Israeli jail on February 28, 2010. Mizher was released after he completed a
four-year sentence. Israeli authorities freed 12 Palestinians after they completed
their prison terms. [MaanImages/Haytham Othman]

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Detainees Centers across the West Bank celebrated the release of six Palestinian men from Israeli prisons last week, following the end of their prison terms.

The six were identified as:

Muhammad Abdul Majeed Al-Ashkar, 31, from Hebron, who spent one year in detention.

Muhammad Abdul Rahim Abu Amsha, 26, from Zuwata village near Nablus, was released after seven years in detention.

Hamam Muhammad Saed, 23, from Bethlehem, was released after four years in detention.

Ziyad Wasfi Saleh Samara, 25, spent six years in detention. He was a university student when he was detained.

Amjad Abdul Qader, 28, from Dura village south of Hebron, was released after four years of detention.

Jibril Awad, 19, from Ramallah was released after 7 months in detention.

Former fighter detained in Nablus

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- The Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades said the detention of one member, Steven Anabtawi, by Israeli forces on Wednesday, would secure the continuation of armed struggle and resistance.

Anabtawi, 23, was detained by Israeli forces outside of Nablus, which a statement from the Israeli military said was a violation of his pardon agreement.

As a Fatah fighter, Anabtawi was granted amnesty under a deal with Israeli forces, which saw him turn in his weapons and pledge to forsake an armed struggle against Israel. In return, the men were taken off Israel's list of "wanted" individuals, and could cease what was often a years' long period of hiding.

"Anbatawai was released from prison in the past as part of a pardon agreement, but has violated the terms of the agreement several times," the military statement said.

Current brigades leader Abu Al-Muntaser Omar condemned the Palestinian Authority for "putting pressure on the brigades, forcing them to hand in their weapons and join the security forces," and said the detention of Anabtawi proved that Israel did not respect the amnesty agreements that were signed.

"Israel understands the language of weapons only," he said, and called on brigades members to continue their fight against the occupation, and to refuse amnesty calls as a lie and a false promise.

In December, three former fighters in Nablus were shot dead during an overnight invasion by Israeli forces. Sources said two of the men were "killed in cold blood" by soldiers in their homes in Nablus' Old City. The two were identified as Raed Sakarji, 38, and Ghassan Abu Sharkh, whose brother Nayif was a former Al-Aqsa leader in Nablus and killed by the Israeli several years earlier.

Israeli army: Anbatawai violated terms

The arrest was made in the area of Al-Badhan, north-east of Nablus, an Israeli army statement said. It added that by leaving Nablus, Anbatawai was violating the terms of his amnesty agreement.

While in principal the amnesty pledge allows former fighters to return to civilian life, often only partial amnesty is granted, mandating former fighters to sleep in PA detention centers, or to remain inside prescribed areas, like Nablus city, or within zones demarcated as "Area A" under the Oslo Accords.

The Israeli army said Anbatawai was detained with a 20-year-old brigades member, identified as Wazir Isa, who was allegedly assisting Anbatawai in activities to resist Israeli forces.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Israeli troops detain Bet Ummar man

HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained on Tuesday night 21-year-old Ramzi Abu Maria from the village of Beit Ummar, relatives said.

Forces entered the home and transported the young man in a civilian vehicle to an unknown area. He was recently released from Israeli custody, after serving 28 months in a detention center.

Israeli forces detain Allenby travelers

TUBAS (Ma'an) -- Two Tubas men were detained by Israeli forces as they attempted to cross the Allenby Bridge to Jordan, en route to Saudi Arabia for the Umrah pilgrimage, a prisoners society reported.

Salfit Prisoners Society head Mahmoud Sawafta said the detentions were all made Tuesday night and targeted men from the Tammun village in the Tubas district.

Those detained were Munir Saleh Hassan Basharat, a 34-year-old public school teacher, and Jalal Jamil Naji Bisharat, 41 and also a teacher.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Non-violent activist convicted of 'incitement' by Israeli court

Tuesday August 24, 2010 17:22 by IMEMC/PNN

An Israeli military court convicted Palestinian peace activist Abdullah Abu Rahmah of incitement and cleared him of stone-throwing charges on Tuesday. Activists called the sentence a direct assault against the non-violent movement in Palestine.
Abdullah Abu Rahmah (photo by pulse media)
Abdullah Abu Rahmah (photo by pulse media)
Abu Rahmah, coordinator of the popular committee against the wall and settlement in the village of Bil'in, near Ramallah in the central West Bank, was detained nine months ago while the investigation was ongoing. He was convicted of incitement and organising nonviolent protest against the construction of the Annexation Wall in the West Bank.

A number of European diplomats and many of Abu Rahmah's friends were in attendance to observe the trial. The sentence is expected to be pronounced next month, and some local sources said they expect a two-year imprisonment.

Abu Rahmah's verdict was read in a packed military court room, concluding an eight months long politically motivated show-trial. Diplomats from France, Malta , Germany , Spain and the UK , as well as a representative of the European Union were in attendance to observe the trial.

As a member of the Popular Committee and its coordinator since it was formed in 2004, Abdallah Abu Rahmah has represented the village of Bil'in around the world. In June 2009, he attended the village's precedent-setting legal case in Montreal against two Canadian companies illegally building settlements on Bil'in's land; in December of 2008, he participated in a speaking tour in France, and on 10 December 2008, exactly a year before his arrest, Abdallah received the Carl Von Ossietzky Medal for Outstanding Service in the Realization of Basic Human Rights, awarded by the International League for Human Rights in Berlin.

According to the indictment, Abu Rahmah collected used tear-gas projectiles and bullet cases shot at demonstrators, with the intention of exhibiting them to show the violence used against demonstrators. His supporters say that this absurd charge is a clear example of how eager the military prosecution is to use legal procedures as a tool to silence and smear unarmed dissent.

The court did, however, find Abu Rahmah guilty of two of the most draconian anti-free speech articles in military legislation: incitement, and organizing and participating in illegal demonstrations. It did so based only on testimonies of minors who were arrested in the middle of the night and denied their right to legal counsel, and despite acknowledging significant ills in their questioning.

The court was also undeterred by the fact that the prosecution failed to provide any concrete evidence implicating Abu Rahmah in any way, and despite the fact that all demonstrations in Bil'in are systematically filmed by the army, but these videos were not presented in court.

Under military law, incitement is defined as "The attempt, verbally or otherwise, to influence public opinion in the Area in a way that may disturb the public peace or public order" (section 7(a) of the Order Concerning Prohibition of Activities of Incitement and Hostile Propaganda (no.101), 1967), and carries a 10 year maximum sentence.

Abu Rahmah's case was the first time since the early 1990s that Israeli prosecutors used a little-known clause in the military's regulations against non-violent assemblies in the West Bank. Military law defines illegal assembly in a much stricter way than Israeli law does, and in practice forbids any assembly of more than 10 people without receiving a permit from the military commander. Abu Rahmah's sentencing will take place next month, and the prosecution is expected to ask for a sentence exceeding two years.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

PCHR weekly report 12/8- 18/8/2010: 14 Palestinians including 3 children arrested during incursions, 2 Palestinian 4 Israelis 1 international arrested during demonstrations, 1 Palestinian woman arrested at checkpoint

extracts from PCHR weekly report 12/8- 18/8/2010:

At least 800 Gazan prisoners in Israeli jails have been deprived of family visitation for more than three years.

 In recognition of ICRC as the guardian of the Fourth Geneva Convention, PCHR calls upon the ICRC to increase its staff and activities in the OPT, including the facilitation of family visitations to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
IOF arrested 14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, in the West Bank.

Israeli troops stationed at military checkpoints and border crossings in the West Bank arrested a Palestinian woman.

During the reporting period, IOF conducted at least 21 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, during which they arrested 14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children. IOF also arrested two Palestinian civilians, 4 Israeli human rights defenders and an international one.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Bitounia town, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested Ahmed 'Abdul Rahman al-Froukh, 32, and his brother Mahmoud, 30, but released the latter later. 

At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into the old town of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of 'Aadel 'Abdul Mon'em al-Salaima, 17, and arrested him.

In the evening, IOF moved into Marda village, north of Salfit. They raided a house belonging to Rawhi Shawqi and arrested him child, 14-year-old Ibrahim. 

Friday 13 August 2010

Also following the Friday Prayer on 13 August 2010, Palestinian civilians organized a peaceful demonstration in al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem. They moved towards areas of land where IOF intend to construct a section of the annexation wall. IOF had already closed the entrance of the village. Once the demonstrators arrived at the area, Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs at them, and a violently beat a number of them. As a result, Mahmoud Mohammed Abu 'Ali, 40, sustained bruises to the left knee. IOF also arrested two demonstrators, but released them later on bail: Majed Khalil al-A'raj, 40; and Ma'moun Sa'di al-A'raji, 25. 

At approximately 16:00 on the same day, the Youth Commission against Settlement in Hebron, organized a peaceful demonstration to protest the continued closure of al-Shuhada Street in the center of the town. A number of international solidarity activists participated in the demonstration, which stopped near the entrances of "Beit Rumano" settlement outpost in the north of the old town. Israeli troops attacked the demonstrators and prevented them from moving forward, claiming that the area was a closed military zone. They also arrested 4 Israeli human rights defenders and an international one.      

Monday, 16 August 2010

At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into al-Zahiriya village, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ussama Ibrahim al-Najjar, 40, and arrested him. 

Also at approximately 01:00, IOF moved into al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to 'Abdullah Ahmaru and arrested his child, 14-year-old Tamer.

At approximately 01:20, IOF moved into Beit 'Awa village, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ibrahim Mahmoud al-Masalma, 22, and arrested him.

At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Tammoun village, southeast of Tubas. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested two Palestinian civilians:
1. Nader Mohammed Bisharat, 27; and
2. Mahmoud 'Abdullah Bisharat, 27.

 At approximately 23:30, IOF moved into Yatta village, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested 3 Palestinian civilians, including two brothers:

1. Mohammed Salem al-Junaidi, 24;
2. Ashraf Salem al-Junaidi, 26; and
3. Ra'fat 'Ezzat al-Najjar, 22. 

At approximately 19:20 on Monday, 16 August 2010, Israeli troops stationed at a checkpoint in Tal Rumaida neighborhood arrested Ayat Nasser al-Sa'id, 21. They took her to a police station near "Kiryat Arba" settlement, southeast of Hebron, where they interrogated her. They released her at approximately 23:00 on the same day. 

Tuesday, 17 August 2010 

At approximately 00:00, IOF moved into al-'Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of 'Anan Mohammed Jawabra, 20, and arrested him. 

At approximately 00:30, IOF moved into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ameer Sameer Abu 'Ayash, 19, and arrested him. 

Palestinian Female Prisoners and the Struggle for Freedom

My Palestine

Palestinian women have always stood side by side with their fathers, brothers, husbands, comrades to resist the Zionist occupation, to fight for freedom and legitimate rights. They are the first to go to the streets to protest the brutality of the Israeli military occupation, the first to organize sit-ins and marches demanding the release of their children, brothers and fathers from Israeli prisons. They are the protectors, the supporters, but most of all they are the comrades in the fight for a free Palestine. They protect their children, fathers, brothers and husbands from the Zionist invader come to kidnap, beat or kill. They support their families when their fathers, brothers or husbands are imprisoned or killed by the Israeli terrorist troops. They embrace the land and kiss the olive tree. They pave the way for resistance and shape it with their blood. They are the olive tree steadfast in the face of usurpers in Nablus, Jenin, Bethlehem and Al-Jalil. They are the poppy decorating Palestinian hilltops in Jerusalem, Hebron and Safad. They are the butterflies kissing the fields of Hebron, Jenin and Bisan. They are the fresh breeze of Haifa, Yaffa, Acca and Gaza. They are the stone, powerful, strong and only taking leave of the soil to hit the usurper in the face. They are the daughters of Palestine; fearless, steadfast, patient. They are the mother, the sister, the daughter and the comrade of the martyr, the freedom-fighter and the prisoner. They are the martyr, the freedom-fighter and the prisoner. They are the guardians of the revolution and the symbol of steadfastness. They are Palestine embracing its children, protecting them and leading them. Since 1967 more than 800,000 Palestinians, including 15,000 Palestinian women, were detained by the Zionist entity. During the First Intifada 3000 women were detained and during Al-Aqsa Intifada more than 900 women were locked up behind Israeli bars. There are daily raids and detentions. Sometimes the detained are released after a few days, after a few weeks or remain in detention indefinitely. Alone in June 2010 some 334 Palestinians were detained, including 4 women. Currently, there are 36 Palestinian female prisoners in the Israeli prisons Damon, HaSharon and Neve Tirza: 4 from Jerusalem, 3 from the Palestinian area occupied in 1948, 28 from the West Bank and 1 from the Gaza Strip. 6 of the prisoners await trial, 3 are administrative detainees, 27 are sentenced; of whom 5 are serving life sentences.
Palestinian female detainees, like their brothers in detention, suffer from the brutality of the Israeli Prison Authority. They are exposed to abuse, humiliation and are subjected to more than 20 forms of violations. They are tortured, beaten, harassed, insulted, tied up for hours under hot sun or under rain, deprived of sleep, isolated, punished with high fines for no reason, subjected to the continuous use of tear gas in their cells, continuously denied family visits and calls back home and letters are sent or distributed only once every 3 months. They are also subjected to harsh and humiliating midnight raids and body searches. On 24.06.2010 Israeli special forces (Golan) in the Damon prison broke into the cells of Palestinian female prisoners in the early morning, assaulted the prisoners, searched the cells and forced them to undress, to sit in a humiliating squatting position for 4 hours under the pretext of inspection. Also, Israeli prison authority prevents Palestinian female prisoners from acquiring more than one book, doesn’t allow them to send out or get in any embroidery work or magazines and decides the number of clothing pieces each prisoner is allowed to posses. The cells are small, over-crowded, damp, lack hygiene, no sun or fresh air enters them and they are infested with insects and mice. They are cold in winter and hot in summer. Because Palestinian female prisoners aren’t allowed to receive any items from their families, they are forced to buy what they need from the prison canteens. Water is very dirty and undrinkable and food is inedible, forcing the detainees to buy their food and water from the prison canteen for very high prices. Not only are the prices there extremely high, the canteen also lacks many items Palestinian prisoners need. Some political prisoners are also locked up with Israeli criminals who abuse them regularly while Israeli prison forces watch. One method of punishment favoured by Israeli prison forces is reducing family visitation from 45 minutes to 15 minutes, or cancelling all visitations despite the hardships the families endure to reach the prisons. Du’a’ Al-Jayyousi from Tulkarim was detained in 2002. Her only brother isn’t allowed to visit her, and when he got married, the prison authority refused to allow her to phone him.
Main problem facing female detainees is isolation and medical negligence. They are punished for the slightest thing with isolation and some prisoners were subjected to solitary confinement more than once such as Latifa Abu Thra’, Abeer Amro, Abeer Odeh, Amnah Muna and Mariam Tarabeen. On 11.3.02003 six Palestinian female prisoners were punished by the Israeli prison authority with solitary confinement because they demanded the prison authority provide them with hot water for bathing during the cold season. Latifa Abu Thra’ was isolated more than once after she was “announced” in 2007by the Israeli prison authority as “dangerous to the security of the state of Israel”. She suffers from fibers in the uterus and was supposed to conduct medical tests at Tel Hashomer hospital, but because her hands and feet were chained, the nurse was unable to conduct the tests. After the accompanying policewomen refused to unchain her arms, Abu Thra’ unchained herself, upon which she was attacked by the prison guards and “announced” as “dangerous”. She was further punished with solitary confinement for two months and ten days in Ramle prison, after which she was returned to Hasharon prison and isolated there. She didn’t get any medical treatment. On another occasion, Abu Thra’ saw the Israeli special forces for “Suppression of prisoners” beat prisoner Sanabil Breek from Nablus. When Abu Thra’ told them to stop beating Breek, the special forces started beating her. She defended herself and hit one of them back. She was punished with isolation for 4 months in Ramleh prison and a further 2 months of isolation in Hasharon in a tiny cell with cameras observing her 24 hours. Palestinian female detainee Nili As-Safadi was locked up in an isolation cell for more than 45 days in Israeli detention center Bet Hatikva. The cell was dark, she didn’t get any proper food and wasn’t allowed to change her clothes for the length of her isolation. During the interrogation she was subjected to all forms of physical and psychological torture to force her into confessing. When she didn’t confess, her entire family and the family of her husband were detained. Later she was transferred to Hasharon prison in a journey that lasted 12 hours with her hands and legs bound and she wasn’t given any food or water.
Like all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli dungeons, Palestinian female prisoners in need of medical treatment are denied appropriate and much needed medical care. There is constant delay in providing treatment. Female detainees are only allowed to see a general doctor and no specialists, and often only when their condition deteriorates. In cases when human rights organizations send a doctor to examine a sick detainee, the Israeli prison authority delays given the needed permission by placing obstacles. The detainee has to apply for a “security clearance” so the doctor can enter the prison and this may take more than six months, in which time the health of the detainee might deteriorate. If security clearance is given, the human rights organization has to apply for a permit for the doctor so he/she may see the detainee. In case the doctor is allowed to examine the detainee, he/she is not allowed to issue any medical prescriptions. Palestinian female detainees are also blackmailed by the Israeli prison authority, for example they demanded that Amnah Muna, who is need of an operation, sign a document in which she refuses medical treatment in return for not being isolated. Amal Jum’a, from Askar refugee camp, suffered from internal bleeding for 6 months, after which it was discovered she has uterine cancer. Israeli prison authority “refused to give her the necessary medical treatment, nor was a stretcher made available. This meant that other female detainees had to carry her on their shoulders in order to move her from one place to another, because her condition had deteriorated so dramatically that she was no longer able to move alone.”[1] When she finally underwent a surgery in prison hospital to remove her uterus, a Palestinian prison association sent her a private doctor because she received little medical attention from the Israeli prison authority. Palestinian female detainees have also to endure giving birth in inhumane conditions. Alone during Al-Aqsa Intifada no less than 4 Palestinian women were forced to give birth in Israeli prison hospital while their hands and legs were cuffed such as Mirvat Taha, Manal Ghanim, Samar Sbeih and Fatima Az-Ziq. They didn’t get appropriate medical care before, during and after giving birth and weren’t allowed to have family members by their side while in prison hospital. Currently, at least 14 Palestinian female prisoners are in urgent need of medical treatment:[2]
1 Abeer Amro, from Hebron, suffers from back pain, skin allergies and severe weight loss.
2Wurud Qasim, from At-Tira, suffers from inflammation of the tonsils.
3 Sumoud Karajeh, from Ramallah, suffers from severe tooth problems and pain.
4 Su’ad Nazzal, from Qalqilia, suffers from fractures in the jaw and gum inflammations.
5Iman Ghazzawi, from Tulkarim, suffers from rheumatism, arthritis and allergies.
6 Latifa Abu Thra’, from Nablus, suffers from fibers in the uterus.
7 ‘Aisha ‘Ibayyat, from Bethlehem, needs a surgery in the jaw, suffers from inflammations in the ear nerve that threaten her hearing ability and pain in the backbone.
8 Wafa’ Al-Bis, from Gaza, suffers from burns in 50 % of her body.
9 Raja’ Al-Ghoul, from Jenin refugee camp, suffers from constraints in the heart arteries (causing heart and blood pressure problems) and difficulties in breathing
10 Amna Muna, from Jerusalem, suffers from back problems and needs an operation.
11 Abeer Odeh, from Tulkarim, suffers from pains in the chest.
12 Alia Al-Muhtasib, from Hebron, suffers from bad health conditions.
13 Amal Jum’a, from ‘Askar refugee camp, suffers from uterine cancer.
14 Kifah Jibril, from Ramallah, suffers from a rare disease which causes narrow arteries and prevents blood flow to the limbs causing breathing difficulties. She is need of constant medical care.
The Zionist entity imprisons Palestinian mothers, sisters and daughters, tortures them to force their relatives to surrender themselves to the Israeli occupation army or to force their imprisoned relatives into confessing what they didn’t do. Fathiya Swees, 57 year old mother, was detained on19.07.2010. Her sister Ikhlas, the wife of a prisoner, was also summoned for interrogation. Upon her release on 01.08.2010, Swees talked about being tortured, prevented from sleeping and forced to stand for long hours despite her bad health. She was threatened with the detention of all her sisters if she didn’t provide information. During the First and the Al-Aqsa Intifada, houses were often raided by the Israeli army and mothers and even grandmothers were beaten and dragged to detention centers. Palestinian mothers in Israeli jails are deprived of seeing family members as punishment. At least 7 Palestinian mothers are currently jailed by the Zionist entity:
1 Iman Ghazzawi, from Tulkarim, detained since 08.03.2001, mother of 2 (13 yrs)
2 Ibtisam Issawi, from Jabal Al-Mukabbir (West Sawahreh), detained since 24.10.2001, mother of 6 (15 years)
3 Ireena Sarahna, from Dheisheh refugee camp, detained since 23.05.2002, mother of 2 (life sentence)
4 Qahira As-Sa’di, from Jenin, detained since 30.05.2002, mother of 4 (3 times life sentence and 30 years)
5 Latifa Abu Thra’, from Nablus, detained since 12.09.2003, mother of 7 (25 yrs, in isolation)
6 Muntaha At-Tawil, from Ramallah, detained since 08.02.1010, mother of 4 (administrative detention)
7 Kifah Jibril, from Ramallah, detained since 01.08.2010, mother of 2 (administrative detention)
Other Palestinian female prisoners have their husbands or their brothers in Israeli prisons as well, but are not allowed to visit them:
Ireena Sarahna (1 life sentence) and her husband Ibrahim Sarahna (6 life sentences), they have 2 children.
Ahlam At-Tamimi (16 life sentences and 20 years) and her husband Nizar At-Tamimi (1 life sentence).
Iman Ghazzawi (sentenced 13 years) and her husband Shahir ‘Asha (sentenced 20 years), they have 2 children.
Nili As-Safadi and her husband ‘Ubada Bilal (sentenced 10 years and 6 months).
Fatin As-Saadi and her brother Shafi’ As-Saadi (sentenced 4 and half years).
Abeer Odeh has 3 brothers in Israeli detention: Siddiq in Ramleh prison hospital, Jasir and Saa’di.
‘Aisheh Ghneimat has 2 brothers in Israeli detention: Mohammad (sentenced 7 months) and Anas (administrative detainee).
Shireen Al-‘Isawi has 4 brothers in Israeli prisons.
Stories of the suffering of these prisoners, the brutal method of their detention, the physical and psychological torture during interrogation and the inhumane treatment they receive at the hands of jailors and Israeli criminal prisoners rarely make the headlines or even get mentioned outside occupied Palestine. Mostly, it is sites concerned with Palestinian prisoner issues that report such abuses and illegal detentions and follow them up. One example is Palestinian female lawyer Shireen Al-’Isawi from occupied Jerusalem who was detained on 21.04.2010. Palestinian prisoner committees say that Al-‘Isawi’s arrest is a pure act of revenge and punishment because of her activity in defending Palestinian and Arab detainees in Israeli detention. She works for the DCI (Defence for Children International / Palestine Section) which is a child rights organization, and she is specialized in following up cases of child detainees. She is also responsible for the cases of some Palestinian prisoner leaders and the files of Jordanian prisoners in Israeli jails. But despite lack of evidence and the inability of the intelligence to force her into confessing what she didn’t do, the Israeli prison authority still refuses to release Al-‘Isawi. In July 2010, it was reported that Al-‘Isawi was attacked in her cell by Israeli criminal prisoners while Israeli prison forces stood watching. At the moment she is in solitary confinement.
Iman Badir Ikhlayyil, 33 years old from Beit Ummar, was kidnapped at an Israeli military checkpoint on 20.06.2010, tortured by the Israeli soldiers during interrogations and had to be transferred to hospital twice. Because of her deteriorating health, Israeli occupation forces were forced to release her on bail.
Abeer Odeh from Tulkarim was kidnapped on 22.04.2006 and detained for 28 months, followed by administrative detention for 9 months. She was released early July 2009 and on 09.07.2009, while on her way to Tulkarim, Abeer was stopped at I’nab Israeli military checkpoint, pulled out of the car, searched while a dozen rifles were directed at her and then kidnapped at gun point. She is now in isolation behind Israeli bars.
Sanabil Breek from Nablus was taken to military court and was left hand- and foot-cuffed in a hot court cell from 8 am till 4 pm without water or food.
Rawan Hasan Thawabteh from Abu Dees was kidnapped from her home at midnight on 08.08.2010 and since then her family doesn’t know where she is or to which detention center she was taken, and despite all inquires of their lawyer, Israeli prison authorities refuse to tell where she is.
Palestinian female prisoners currently in Israeli prisons:
1 Amna Jawad Ali Muna, from Jerusalem, detained since 20.01.2001 (life sentence)
2 Abeer Isa Atef Amro, from Hebron, detained since 20.01.2001 (16 years)
3 Iman Mohammad Hasan Ghazzawi, from Tulkarim, detained since 08.03.2001, mother of 2 (13 years)
4 Ahlam Aref Shihadeh At-Tamimi, from Ramallah, detained since 14.09.2001 (16 life sentence and 6 years)
5 Ibtisam Abdel-Hafith Faiz Issawi, from Jabal Al-Mukabbir (West Sawahreh), detained since 24.10.2001, mother of 6 (15 years)
6 Lina Ahmad Saleh Jarbuni, from Hebron, detained since 18.04.2002 (17 years)
7 Sana’ Mohammad Hussein Shehadeh, from Qalandia, detained since 25.05.2002 (3 life sentences & 31 years)
8 Ireena Pauli Shuk Sarahna, from Dheisheh RC, detained since 23.05.2002, mother of 2 (life sentence)
9 Qahira Said Ali As-Sa’di, from Jenin, detained since 30.05.2002, mother of 4 (3 times life sentence and 30 years)
10 Du’a’ Ziad Jamil Al-Jayyousi, from Tulkarim, detained since 06.06.2002 (3 times life sentence and 30 years, in isolation)
11 Latifa Mohammad Mahmoud Abu Thra’, from Nablus, detained since 12.09.2003, mother of 7 (25 years, in isolation)
12 Rima Riyad Hasan Daraghmeh, from Jenin, detained since 28.07.2004 (25 years)
13 Amal Fayez Mahmoud Jum’a, from ‘Askar RC, detained since 05.09.2004 (sentenced 11 years)
14 Mariam Salem Suleiman Tarabeen, from Jericho, detained since 24.01.2005 (8 years and 6 months)
15 Wafa’ Samir Al-Bis, from Gaza, detained since 20.05.2005 (11 years, is in isolation)
16 Wurud Maher Qasim, from At-Tira, detained since 10.04.2006 (6 years)
17 Futna Mustafa Khalil Abu Al-Aish, from Nablus, detained since 21.07.2006 (15 years)
18 Nada Ata Saleh Derbas, from Jerusalem, detained since 01.05.2007 (4 years)
19 Fatin Bassam Shafi’ Al-Saadi, from Jenin, detained since 08.05.2008 (4 years)
20 Sanabil Nabigh Sleiman Breek, from Nablus, detained since 22.09.2008
21 Randa Mohammad Yousif Shahateet, from Hebron, detained since 03.01.2009 (4 years and 2 months)
22 Khadija Kayed Taha Abu Ayyash, from Nazareth, detained since 22.01.2009
23 Hana’ Yahya Saber Ash-Shalabi, from Jenin, detained since 14.03.2009 (administrative detention)
24 Raja’Nathmi Qasem Al-Ghoul, from Jenin RC, detained since 31.03.2009 (administrative detention)
25 Abeer Mahmoud Hassan Odeh, from Tulkarim, detained since 09.07.2009 (in isolation)
26 ‘Aisha Mohammad I‘bayyat, from Bethlehem, detained since 13.08.2009
27 Nisreen Atef Hassan Abu Zeinah, from Tulkarim, detained since 18.08.2009
28 Suad Ahmad Abdel-Ra’ouf Nazzal, from Qalqilya, detained since 22.08.2009
29 ‘Aisha Ghneimat, from Surif, detained since 02.09.2009
30 Sumoud Yaser Hasan Karajeh, from Ramallah, detained since 25.10.2009
31 Nili Zahi As’ad As-Safadi, from Nablus, detained since 11.11.2009
32 Muntaha Khlaid Rashid Al-Tawil, from Ramallah, detained since 08.02.1010, mother of 4 (administrative detention)
33 Shireen Tariq Al-‘Isawi, from Jerusalem, detained since 21.04.10, 2010 (in isolation)
34 Rawan Hasan Abdallah Thawabteh, from Abu Dees, detained since 08.08.2010
35 Alia Abdel Majid Al-Muhtasib, from Hebron, 12.03.2010, suffers from bad health conditions.
36 Kifah ‘Awni Jibril, from Ramallah, detained since 01.08.2010, mother of 2 (administrative detention)
Linan Yousif Abu Ghalmeh and her sister Taghreed, from Beit Fourik, were detained on 15.07.2010. It is not clear if they are still in detention or were released. Also today, 17.08.2010, Israeli occupation forces detained Ayat Nasir Abu Markhiyyeh from Hebron.
In addition to Palestinian female prisoner in Israeli jails, the Zionist entity imprisons the bodies of 7 Palestinian female martyrs:
1 Dalal Said Mohammad Al-Mughrabi, killed on 11.03.1978
2 Darin Abu Eisheh, from Jenin, killed on 17.02.2002
3 Zeinab Isa Abu Aalim, from Askar refugee camp, Nablus, killed on 22.04.2004
4 Hanadi Tayseer Abdel Malik, from Jenin, killed on 04.10.2003
5 Wafa‘ Ali Khalil Idris, from Al-‘Am’ari refugee camp, Ramallah, killed 21.01.2002
6 Ayat Mohammad Lutif Al-Akhras, from Dheisheh refugee camp, Bethlehem, killed on 29.03.2002
7 Hiba Azim Daraghmeh, from Toubas, killed on 19.05.2003
Ahlam Tamimi
Ahlam Tamimi
Amna Muna
Amna Muna
Amal Jum'a
Amal Jum'a
Du'a' Jayyousi
Du'a' Jayyousi
Ireena Sarahna
Ireena Sarahna
Sana' Shehadeh
Sana' Shehadeh
Raja' Al-Ghoul
Raja' Al-Ghoul
Qahira As-Saadi
Qahira As-Saadi
Shireen Issawi
Shireen Issawi
Abeer Odeh
Abeer Odeh
Nili As-Safadi
Nili As-Safadi
Wurud Qasim
Wurud Qasim
Wafa' Al-Bis
Wafa' Al-Bis
Sumoud Karajeh
Sumoud Karajeh
Ibtisam Issawi
Ibtisam Issawi
Kifah Jibril
Kifah Jibril

[1] http://www.waed.ps/en/#
[2] Among other sources: http://www.alasra.ps/news.php?maa=View&id=11826 Sources:
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Palestinian Prisoners: A Symbol of Resistance, Steadfastness and Pride

A couple of days ago I read the following tweet on twitter:
“Too many long days and night passed since Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas 1501 is beyond comprehension.”
Shalit, as any human being with a conscience would admit, is an Israeli occupation soldier whose mission was to kill Palestinians. He is no “kidnapped civilian” whose release conscientious people should demand for he is an occupation soldier. Conscientious Israelis are those who refuse to serve in a terrorist army, not those who go on missions to kills unarmed civilians and when they are stopped and held “captive” they become suddenly the victim. Israeli occupation forces raid Palestinian towns, villages and refugee camps on a daily basis, during which children, women and men are beaten, property destroyed before kidnapping several Palestinians from their homes in the middle of the night. According to latest reports on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails there are over 7200 Palestinian prisoners, including 291 children, 36 women and 203 administrative detainees. Since the beginning of this year 4140 cases of Israeli raids on Palestinians homes were registered. These raids are accompanied by shooting, using fierce dogs, destroying properties and beating children. According to “Palestine Behind Bars”: 2340 cases of detention have been recorded since the beginning of the year, with an average of 11 detention /day. These were distributed as follows: January: 377, February: 322, March: 478, April: 274, May: 292, June: 314, July: 283. Among those detained in this period were 19 women and 150 children[1]. So had Shalit on that July day in 2006 kidnapped a Palestinian, would the world be demanding that Palestinian’s release every night and day? Would French and Italian and other cities be sympathizing with the Palestinian captive and granting him honourary citizenship? Would one western politician after another act as mediator for the sake of the Palestinian captive? No, of course not. There are over 7000 Palestinian captives in Israeli dungeons and no politician is demanding their release, talking about their suffering, visiting their parents and saying: we feel with you!
Shalit is an occupation soldier. You can dry the ocean, make the sun disappear and bring Marians here for a visit, but no one will change the fact that Gilad Shalit is an armed Israeli occupation soldier who, like all other Israeli occupation soldiers, has a license to kill Palestinians and not worry about the consequences. And you can shout “terrorism” as much and as loud as you want, you can sing you pathetic song of “they hate us … they attack us …. they don’t want us” as many times as you want and you can shed as many crocodile tears as you want, but you will never be able to change one simple fact: you are the occupier, you are the murderer, you are the killer, you are the alien in this land and have no right to it, and we have all the right to use any means of resistance we see fit to fight your terrorism, your brutality, your racism, your Zionism.
So, if spending 1501 days in “captivity” is beyond comprehension, what do you call spending 6000 days in captivity? Or even 9000 days in captivity? If spending 1501 days in “captivity” is beyond comprehension, what would you call spending 11817 days in the captivity of a terrorist entity?
Yes. 1501 days in “captivity” is beyond the comprehension of a Zionist who believes he/she has the right to steal others people’s land, kill their families, treat them as sub-humans and imprison them in dungeons forever for daring to demand their freedom and their rights. 1501 days in “captivity” is beyond the comprehension of a Zionist who believes he/she is above the law no matter what they do and that no court, human or heavenly has the right to question or prosecute them. To the Zionists, Palestinian detainees (whose only “crime” is the love of freedom) are to remain forgotten behind bars, are to rot in these dungeons not fit for animals. Their names are to remain unknown, their suffering hidden from the outside world, their dreams snatched and their lives fading away without a word of protest. They are to be labeled “terrorists”, “criminals”, “murders” for daring to stand up to the brutal occupation, for daring to dream of a better world for their children, for daring to act towards achieving that dream.
1501 days in “captivity” is beyond comprehension for the criminal, racist Zionist mind, but only when it comes to Zionists being the “captives”. Palestinians, on the other hand, rotting in Zionist dungeons for 11000 days is understandable, acceptable and welcome by the criminal, racist Zionist mind. A Zionist, whether in army or civilian uniform, has a green light to shoot and kill on spot any Palestinian he/she “thinks/believes/assumes/predicts/reads in coffee cup” might pose a “threat” to the nuclear power entity with its fourth strongest army in the world, and be sure never to get arrested, tried or imprisoned for it. They are allowed to kill Palestinians in cold blood, in broad daylight and without reason (reasons can be later picked from a list of “why I killed a Palestinian for no reason but you can’t criticize me for it” invented for the sake of the media) and even get a medal for it (they term it: killing a terrorist and saving the Erez Israel” even if that “terrorist” is a 4 year old child).
A Palestinian on the other hand needs only be a Palestinian and be present in the same street, town, city, region, continent, planet or galaxy where a Zionist terrorist is “attacked” (attack being the Zionist term, because according to human norms and values a brutal occupier is the one who attacks, while the occupied, oppressed people is actually always defending itself against these attacks and resisting the occupation is a form of defending one’s self, family, land, rights and freedom), to be detained, tortured and imprisoned for “attacking” the Zionist fully-armed terrorist, even with no evidence at all. All that is needed is a Palestinian, any Palestinian (even a 6 year old will do), a Zionist terrorist who had just come back from a mission of killing some Palestinians, demolishing some Palestinian homes or uprooting some Palestinian trees, and the Zionist terrorist will “testify” that the Palestinian father who had just been working the land to feed his children, or the Palestinian brother who had just been teaching in a classroom, or the Palestinian son who had just been on the way back home from his university, or the Palestinian child who had just been playing with his friends in the street had just “attacked” or planned to “attack” (since Zionists have the superpower of reading minds) a member of the terrorist Zionist army occupying a people and oppressing it. Yes, in an illegal colonist entity that established itself on the bodies of Palestinians and on the ruins of their homes and fields, an illegal entity proud of its racist legacy claims (for the sake of useless bodies such as the UN) to be a “democracy” and a “law-abiding state”, Palestinians are being detained for years and years based on lack of evidence and so-called “secret evidence” aka false testimonies of occupation army investigation criminals who despite torture were not able to force kidnapped Palestinians to admit to something they didn’t commit, so these “investigators” write fairy tales and present them as “evidence”. The Israeli army court knows they are lies, the Israeli army soldiers know they are lies and the Israeli media knows they are lies, the whole “conscientious” world knows they are lies, but it doesn’t matter as long as by the end of the day another Palestinian will be locked up behind bars for a long time.
Yes. 1501 days in “captivity” is beyond the comprehension of a Zionist.
Among the over 7200 Palestinians prisoners currently in Israeli jails, there are:
308 “Veteran Prisoners”: Palestinian prisoners who have been locked up in Israelis jails since before the signing of the so-called peace agreement between Zionist entity and the long-dead PLO in May 1994.
118 “Deans of Prisoners”: Palestinian prisoners who have spent 20+ years inside Israeli jails.
21 “Generals of Patience”: Palestinian prisoners who have spent 25+ years inside Israeli jails.
Prisoners who survive the barbarous interrogation and torture in Israeli interrogation centers are deprived of the simplest human rights and are subjected to continuous brutality and harassment, daily raids, destruction and theft of personal belongings for the length of their imprisonment. 70 Palestinian prisoners were murdered during interrogation, 70 others were executed after their detention by Israeli occupation forces or the Israeli prison forces and medical negligence has led to the death of 51 Palestinian prisoners. Detainees in deed of medical treatment for the most won’t get the treatment, and if any if provided then it’s most likely, as many detainees tell, to increase their suffering and pain. Detainees suffering from malignant diseases are given mere pain killers, those with previous injuries or infections get their limbs unnecessarily amputated while others lose their sight or movement. Many Palestinian detainees are healthy and fit when detained but end up with all sorts of ailments due to torture (both physical and psychological), lack of food and hygiene. Often it is minor ailments that only require simple treatment but due to medical negligence, wrong treatment, or medical experimenting these ailments develop into severe medical conditions and detainees are left to die a slow and painful death. Other forms of torture include isolation of the detainees in small dirty cells for months and months and disconnecting them from the outside world. And while the very very very tiny insignificant number of Israeli terrorists who were theatrically “convicted” and “imprisoned” for committing massacres and butchering Palestinians ” – all of course being only a charade to silence any criticism of Israel’s rewarding of Zionist terrorists and not imprisoning them before silently being pardoned by the president of the butcher’s entity – are allowed to leave on vacations, get married, have children while “imprisoned”, the same prison authority cancels family visits of Palestinian detainees and prevents phone calls and letters between the detainees and their loved ones.
So, conscientious world: every time you feel sorry for the Zionist occupation soldier “held captive” by the Palestinians for 1501 days, continue to close your eyes and your ears, continue to act ignorant of the suffering of the Palestinians and continue to subdue the fact that 9000 days in Zionist captivity is longer than your 1501 days, that 11817 in Zionist captivity is longer than any human being can endure.
Conscientious world: keep talking about human suffering, about human rights and how the “human dignity is inviolable”, mention every suffering nation on this plant and the neighboring planets and cry for their suffering, cry with them, stand with them and defend their rights but continue to ignore the suffering of the Palestinians. Write, speak and sing of sufferings long ended, teach your children day and night about them, let them memorize the names, the places and the dates, tell them: “never forget” and “never again”, but also teach them that the suffering of the Palestinians can be forgotten, ignored and discarded.
Conscientious world: keep repeating the name “Gilad Shalit” as long, as often and as loud as you want, for your “conscience” is absent, your “humanity” is conditional, your “causes” are as fake as your “every human is equal”.
Continue your silence, your disregard, your “I didn’t know attitude” and one day, conscientious world, caring world, you will tire of this and that “cause” because it is not attractive anymore or rewarding enough. And when you tire and your voice becomes fainter and fainter, ours will still be strong, powerful and loud, we will still be singing and shouting, our voice will never tire because our cause will never die, for it is a just cause and justice never dies. And despite your silence for over 60 years, we Palestinians won’t be silent and won’t be silenced. We will always name our detainees, one by one. We will continue to carry their names in our memory, and we will continue to carry their images in our hearts till they are all freed, till the very last one is free to smell Palestine, see its hills and valleys, touch its olives and figs and kiss its sacred soil. We will continue to memorize their names, write their names, sing their names, we will continue to name them with every sunrise and every sunset because their captivity is the captivity of all of us and their freedom is freedom of all of us.
Last week, my little cousin who was sitting beside me, saw the picture of a poster of 4 Palestinian prisoners on my computer screen. He looked at me and without me asking a thing, he named them. There were no names on the poster, nothing. So, conscientious world, this is not for you, because to me you are dead. This is to the young generation of Palestinians, so they might never forget the names, so they memorize them, repeat the often forgotten and ignored heroes, to give names to the numbers we often quote and to give names to the faces that are locked up behind bars and to fight for them until every single Palestinian prisoner is free.
An occupation Zionist soldier in “captivity” for 1501 days is beyond comprehension, but a Palestinian spending more than half of his/her life in Israeli captivity is acceptable, is excusable.
Na’il, Fakhri, Akram and all of you comrades; they call you “terrorists”, when your only “crime” is your thirst for freedom. They call you “terrorists”, when your only “crime” is standing up to the occupation soldiers who had come and butchered your family, destroyed your home and expelled you from your village. They call you “terrorists”, when it is their hands that are stained with the blood of our people. They call you “terrorists”, when it is their bulldozers that demolish our homes, our fields and our olive trees. They call you “terrorists”, when it is them who besiege our villages, towns and refugee camps, lock us behind bars and deprive us of our legitimate rights.
Na’il, Fakhri, Akram and all of you comrades; it is them who are the terrorists and you are the freedom fighters. They are the murderers and you are the heroes. They are the Zionists and you are the Palestinians.
I wanted to write every single name, every single one of them, but unfortunately found no database with all names, had to search for weeks to finish/check only these 3 lists. So, I apologize to every single prisoner not mentioned, to their families who read the names of other detainees being mentioned in this and that petition and this and that press release and wonder: what about our son/daughter? I apologize to you, for every single one of you is my hero. You are never forgotten and never will be, for your freedom is our freedom.
“Generals of Patience” have spent 25+ years inside Israeli dungeons
1 Na’il Saleh Al Bargouhti, 52 years old, Ramallah, in prison since 04.04.1978 (32 years, 4 months, 7 days – total days: 11817) and is thus the longest-standing political prisoner in the world.
2 Fakhri (Asfour) Abdallah Al Bargouthi, 55 years old, Ramallah, in prison since 23.06.1978 (32 years, 1 month, 17 days – total days: 11737)
3 Akram Abdel Aziz Mansour, 47 years old, Qalqilya, in prison since 02.08.1979 (31 years, 9 days – total days: 11332)
4 Fouad Qasem Arafat Al-Razem, 51 years old, Jerusalem, in prison since 30.01.1981 (29 years, 6 months, 10 days – total days: 10785 days)
5 Ibrahim Fadel Jaber, 55 years old, Hebron, in prison since 08.01.1982 (28 years, 7 months, 3 days – total days: 10442)
6 Hasan Nimir Ali Salma, 51 years old, Ramallah, in prison since 08.08.1982 (28 years, 3 days – total days: 10230)
7 Othman Ali Misleh, 57 years old, Nablus, in prison since 15.10.1982 (27 years, 9 months, 24 days – total days: 10162)
8 Sami Khaled Salameh Younis, 77 years old, from ‘Ara, in prison since 05.01.1983 (27 years, 7 months, 6 days – total days: 10080)
9 Karim Yousif Fadil Younis, 51 years old, from ‘Ara, in prison since 06.01.1983 (27 years, 7 months, 5 days – total days: 10079)
10 Maher Abdel Latif Younis, 52 years old, from ‘Ara, in prison since 20.01.1983 (27 years, 6 months, 20 days – total days: 10065)
11 Salim Ali Ibrahim Al-Kayyal, 56 years old, from Gaza, in prison since 30.05.1983 (27 years, 2 months, 9 days – total days: 9935)
12 Hafith Qundus, 46 years old, from Yafa, in prison since 15.05.1984 (26 years, 2 months, 24 days – total days: 9584)
13 Issa Abed Rabbo, 46 years old, from Dheisheh RC, in prison since 20.10.1984 (25 years, 9 months, 19 days – total days: 9426
14 Ahmad Farid Shehadeh, from Ramallah, in prison since 16.02.1985 (25 years, 5 months, 24 days – total days: 9307)
15 Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Nasr, 55 years, from Ramallah, in prison since 11.05.1985 (25 years, 3 months – total days: 9223)
16 Rafi’ Farhoud Mohammad Karaja, 49 years, from Ramallah, in prison since 20.05.1985 (25 years, 2 months, 19 days – total days: 9214)
17 Talal Yousif Ahmad Abu Al-Kabbash, 55 years, from As-Samou’, in prison since 23.06.1985 (25 years, 1 month, 17 days – total days: 9180)
18 Mustafa ‘Amer Mohammad Ighnemat, 45 years, from Sourif, in prison since 27.06.1985 (25 years, 1 month, 13 days – total days: 9176)
19 Ziyad Mahmoud Mohammad Ighnemat, 46 years, from Sourif, in prison since 27.06.1985 (25 years, 1 month, 13 days – total days: 9176)
20 Haza’ Mohammad Haza’ As-Sa’di, 44 years, from Jenin RC, in prison since 27.07.1985 (25 years, 12 days – total days: 9146)
21 Othman Abdallah Mahmoud Bani Hassan, 43 years, from ‘Arbona, in prison since 27.07.1985 (25 years, 12 days – total days: 9146)
“Deans of Prisoners” have spent 20+ years inside Israeli dungeons (date refers to start of detention)
Sidqi Sleiman Ahmad Al-Maqt, Majdal Shams, 23.8.1985
Hani Badawi Mohammad Said Jabir, Jerusalem, 03.09.1985
Mohammad Hasan Abdel Jawad Abu Wahdan, Jerusalem, 03.10.1985
Mohammad Ahmad Abdel Hamid At-Tous, Hebron, 06.10.1985
Nafith Ahmad Talib Hirz, Gaza, 25.11.1985
Faiz Mtawi’ Hammad Al-Khour, Gaza, 29.11.1985
Ghazi Jum’a Mohammad An-Nims, Gaza, 30.11.1985
Hamza Nayif Hasan Zayid, Jenin, 22.01.1986
Mahmoud Adam Said Nourin, Jerusalem, 31.01.1986
Ahmad Abdel Rahman Hussein Abu Hasirah, Gaza, 18.02.1986
Mohammad Misbah Khalil ‘Ashour, Ramallah, 18.02.1986
Wasfi Ahmad Abdel Qader Mansour, Tirah, 15.05.1986
Walid Nimir As’ad Duqqah, Baqa Al-Gharbieh, 25.02.1986
Mohammad Abdel Hadi Mohammad Al-Hasna, Gaza, 04.03.1986
Tawfiq Ibrahim Mohammad Abdallah, Salfit, 07.03.1986
Mustafa Mahmoud Mousa Qar’oush, Salfit, 10.03.1986
Rushdi Hamdan Mohammad Abu Mukh, Baqa Al-Gharbiyeh, 24.03.1986
Ibrahim Nayef Hamdan Abu Mukh, Baqa Al-Gharbiyeh, 24.03.1986
Ibrahim Abdel Raziq Ahmad Bayadsah, Baqa Al-Gharbiyah, 26.03.1986
Ibrahim Mustafa Ahmad Baroud, Jabalia, 09.04.1986
Ala’ Iddin Ahmad Rida Al-Bazian, Jeruslaem, 20.04.1986
Ali Badir Raghib Maslamani, Jerusalem, 27.04.1986
Fawwaz Kathim Rushdi Bakhtian, Jerusalem, 29.04.1986
Isam Salih Ali Jandal, Jerusalem, 30.04.1986
Khalid Ahmad Daoud Mheisin, Jerusalem, 30.04.1986
Ahmad Ali Hussein Abu Jabir, Kufr Qasem, 08.07.1986
Abdel Latif Ismail Ibrahim Shqeir, Nablus, 23.07.1986
‘Afu Misbah Noufal Shqier, Nablus, 24.07.1986
Salih Mohammad Yousif Al-‘Abid, Ramallah, 22.08.1986
Abdel Nasir, Daoud Mustafa Alhelsi (Halaseh), Jerusalem, 16.10.1986
Tariq Daoud Mustafa Alhelsi (Halaseh), Jerusalem, 16.10.1986
Ibrahim Hussein Ali I’lian, Jerusalem, 19.10.1986
Samir Ibrahim Mahmoud Abu Ni’mah, Ramallah, 20.10.1986
Hazim Mohammad Sabri I‘seileh, Jerusalem, 21.10.1986
Samir Isam Salim Al-Mahroum, Jenin, 15.11.1986
Abdel Rahman Fadil Abdel Rahman Al-Qeeq, Rafah, 18.12.1986
Khalid Mtawi‘ Msalam Al-J‘eidi, Rafah, 24.12.1986
Ahmad Abu Isu’ud Abdel Raziq Hanni, Nablus, 23.05.1987
Lutfi Mohammad Ibrahim Hijazi, 05.06.1987
Moayad Abdel Rahim Sa’d Abdel Samad, Tulkarim, 14.06.1987
Mohammad Mansour Abdel Majid Ziadeh, Al-Lidd, 10.09.1987
Mukhlis Ahmad Mohammad Burghal, Al-Lidd, 11.09.1987
Omar Mahmoud Jabir Al-Ghoul, Gaza, 13.10.1987
Mohammad Mohammad Shehadeh Hassan, Gaza, 13.10.1987
Mohammad Adel Hasan Daoud, Qalqilia, 08.12.1987
Yassin Mohammad Yasin Abu Khdeir, Jerusalem, 27.12.1987
Bashir Abdallah Kamil Al-Khatib, Ar-Ramleh, 01.01.1988
Khalid Mohammad Shafiq Taha, Jerusalem, 18.01.1988
Amer Ahmad Mahmoud Al-Qawasmi, Hebron, 22.01.1988
Jihad Ahmad Mustafa ‘Ibeidi, Jerusalem, 22.01.1988
Nasir Mousa Ahmad Abed Rabbo, Jerusalem, 09.02.1988
Rauwhi Jamal Mushtaha, Gaza, 13.02.1988
Usama Sliman Abu Al-Jidian, Gaza, 17.02.1988
Jamal Hamad Hussein Abu Saleh, Jerusalem, 21.02.1988
Samir Ibrahim Daoud Abu Ser, Jerusalem, 22.02.1988
Mahmoud Salim Sliman Abu Al-Kharabish, Jericho, 11.03.1988
Yasir Mahmoud Mohammad Al-Khawaja, Rafah, 08.07.1988
Tha’ir Mohammad Jamil Al-Kurd, Jabalia, 08.08.1988
Hasan Mahmoud Abdel Rahim Nofal, Jabalia, 09.08.1988
Jihad Jamil Mahmoud Abu Ghaban, Jabalia, 10.08.1988
Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Jabbarin, Um Il-Fahim, 06.10.1988
Mahmoud Othman Ibrahim Jabbarin, Um Il-Fahim, 08.10.1988
I‘weidah Mohammad Sliman Kallab, Gaza, 10.10.1988
Ahmad Rabah Ahmad ‘Amirah, Jerusalem, 25.10.1988
Ahmad Jibril Othman At-Takruri, Ramallah, 31.10.1988
Jum’a Ibrahim Jum’a Adam, Jericho, 31.10.1988
Ali Abdallah Salim ‘Amriyah, Haifa, 24.11.1988
Samir Saleh Taha Sirsawi, Haifa, 24.11.1988
Abdel Rahman Rabi’ Abdel Rahman Shihab , Jabalia, 16.12.1988
Bilal Ahmad Yousif Abu Hussein, Jerusalem, 20.12.1988
Mohammad Abdel Rahman Mohammad Zaqqout, Jabalia, 23.01.1989
Ibrahim Lutfi Hilmi Taqtouq, Nablus, 03.03.1989
Samir Nayif Abdel Ghaffar An-Na’nish, Nablus, 05.03.1989
Iyad Ahmad Mustafa Abu Hasna, Rafah, 15.03.1989
Nidal Abdel Raziq Izzat Zalloum, Ramallah, 03.05.1989
Mohammad Yousif Hasan Ash-Sharat-ha, Jabalia, 09.05.1989
Yahia Ibrahim Hasan As-Sinwar, Khan Younis, 14.05.1989
Tawfiq Abdallah Salman Abu Na’iim, Deir Al-Balah, 14.05.1989
Hasan Ahmad Khalid Al-Maqadma, Deir Al-Balah, 18.05.1989
Imad Mohammad Jamil Shihadah, Gaza, 07.06.1989
Bilal Ibrahim Mustafa Damrah, Salfit, 19.06.1989
Mustafa Othman Omar Al-Haj, Salfit, 20.06.1989
Fahim Ramadan Sarhan Ibrahim, Salfit, 20.06.1989
Abdel Hadi Salman Rafi’ Ghneim, Deir Al-Balah, 06.07.1989
Mohammad Mahmoud Awad Hamdiyeh, Gaza, 14.07.1989
Nihad Yousif Radwan Jundiyeh, Gaza, 14.07.1989
Raid Mohammad Sharif As-Sa’di, Jenin, 28.08.1989
Ahmad Hussein Mahmoud Shukri, Ramallah, 09.09.1989
‘Aayid Mahmoud Mohammad Khalil, Tulkarim, 06.10.1989
Mahmoud Said Ahmad Jradat, Jenin, 17.10.1989
Majdi Atiyah Sliman ‘Ajouli, Tulkarim, 17.10.1989
Abdel Min’im Othman Mohammad Tu’mah, Tulkarim, 28.10.1989
Wa’il Makin Abdallah Abu Fanounah, Gaza, 12.12.1989
Jamal Omar Mohammad Irqeeq, Gaza, 22.12.1989
Sha’ban Salim Abed Hassounah, Gaza, 05.1.1990
Hasan Yousif Mahmoud Al-Ghafri, Ramallah, 03.02.1990
Ashraf Bal’ouji, Gaza, 08.02.1990
Thahir Salman Salim Ayyad, Rafah, 15.02.1990
Ibrahim Abdel Raziq Ahmad Mish’al, Jerusalem, 28.03.1990
Adnan Mohammad Ata Maragha, Jerusalem, 22.05.1990
Ayman Mustafa Khalil Al-Far, Gaza, 02.06.1990
Najih Mohammad Badawi Miqbil, Hebron, 10.07.1990
Hafith Mahmoud Abed Ad-Dibil, Deir Al-Balah, 20.09.1990
Mohammad Jabir Yousif Nashbat, Deir Al-Balah, 20.09.1990
Zuheir Salah Anis Ash-Shashniyeh, Deir Al-Balah, 22.09.1990
Ahmad Said Mohammad Ad-Damouni, Deir Al-Balah, 24.09.1990
Suheil Said Salamah Al-Jdeili, Deir Al-Balah, 26.09.1990
Amir Su‘ud Salih Abu Sarhan, Bethlehem, 21.10.1990
Yasir Abdel Qadir Ibrahim Hjazi, Ramallah, 02.11.1990
Nasr Omar Mohammad An-Namleh, Gaza, 21.11.1990
Mohammad Abdel Majid Mohammad Sawalhah, Nablus, 02.12.1990
Husni Farigh Ahmad Sawalhah, Nablus, 02.12.1990
Abdel Halim Mahmoud Hasan Abdallah, Jabalia, 05.12.1990
“Veteran Prisoners” have been locked up in Israelis jails since before signing the so-called “Oslo Agreement”on  04.05.1994 (date refers to start of detention)
Mohammad Ahmad Mahmoud Sabbagh, Jenin, 23.01.1991
Khalid Saoud Ahmad Azraq, Bethlehem, 12.02.1991
Abdallah Joudeh Mohammad Abu Shalbak, Ramallah, 14.02.1991
Jihad Mohammad Abdel Hadi Bani Jami’, Nablus, 14.02.1991
Imad Hamad Ahmad Al-Masri, Jenin, 05.03.1991
Mukhlis Sidqi Abdel Raziq Sawaftah, Jenin, 09.03.1991
Mohammad Mustafa Hasan Abu Jalalah, Jabalia, 11.03.1991
Faris Ahmad Mohammad Baroud, Gaza, 23.03.1991
Imad Ali Abdallah Abu Rayan, Jabalia, 24.03.1991
Khalid Mohammad Ahmad Asakrah, Bethlehem, 01.05.1991
Yasir Tayseer Mohammad Daoud, Jerusalem, 18.05.1991
Jamil Ismail Abdel Qader Al-Baz, Deir Al-Balah, 18.08.1991
Yousif Mousa Mahmoud Al-Khalis, Jerusalem, 19.08.1991
Mazin Mustafa Yousif Alawi, Jerusalem, 23.08.1991
Sleiman Nayif Hasan Abu Tyour, Ramallah, 02.09.1991
Faysal Mustafa Mahmoud Abu Al-Rub, Jenin, 25.09.1991
Iyad Thiab Ahmad Abu Kheizaran, Toubas, 03.10.1991
Jamal Khalid Ibrahim Abu Muhsin, Jenin, 04.10.1991
Ratib Abdallah Zeidan Msalam, Ramallah, 12.10.1991
Hazim Ali Salim Al-Aydi, Deir Al-Balah, 28.10.1991
Majdi Ahmad Mohammad Hammad, Gaza, 26.12.1991
Nasir Ghazi Mohammad Dweidar, Deir Al-Balah, 19.01.1992
Walid Zakariya Abdel Hadi Aqil, Deir Al-Balah, 19.01.1992
Ahmad Ismail Husein Abu Al-Kas, Deir Al-Balah, 30.01.1992
Eid Abdallah Abdel Hadi Misleh, Deir Al-Balah, 12.02.1992
Basim Mohammad Iqab Nazzal, Jenin, 15.02.1992
Abdel Rahman Yousif Mahmoud Al-Haj, Qalqilia, 21.02.1992
Ibrahim Khalil Ahmad Salah, Bethlehem, 24.02.1992
Mahmoud Ata Mahmoud Muammar, Battir, 24.02.1992
Mohammad Said Hasan Ighbariyyeh, Um Il-Fahim, 26.02.1992
Ibrahim Hasan Mahmoud Ighbariyyeh, Um Il-Fahim, 26.02.1992
Yahya Mustafa Mohammad Ighbariyyeh, Um Il-Fahim, 04.03.1992
Mohammad Tawfiq Sleiman Jabbarin, Um Il-Fahim, 01.04.1992
Jalal Lutif Abdel Nabi Saqir, Deir Al-Balah, 08.04.1992
Abdel Rahman Omar Sadiq Assaf, Jenin, 29.04.1992
Nu’man Yousif Ahmad Shalabi, Jenin, 07.05.1992
Adnan Mohammad Yousif Al-Afandi, Bethlehem, 13.05.1992
Sharif Hasan Atiq Abu Dheileh, Nablus, 19.05.1992
Ahmad Ibrahim Ahmad Al-Falet, Deir Al-Balah, 27.05.1992
Mouayyad Salim Mahmoud Hijja, Nablus, 31.05.1992
Khamis Zaki Abdel Hadi Aqel, Deir Al-Balah, 18.06.1992
Mazin Moahmmad Sliman An-Nahhal, Rafah, 09.07.1992
Faraj Salih Abdallah Al-Rimahi, Jabalia, 14.07.1992
Mohammad Abdel Karim Salih Abu Ataya, Gaza, 30.07.1992
Mohammad Ali Mohammad Hirz, Gaza, 30.07.1992
Mohammad Jmei’an Jum’a Abu Ayyash, Gaza, 30.07.1992
Nasim Mohammad Shreirih Al-Kurd, Jabalia, 30.07.1992
Asrar Mustafa Kleib Samrin, Ramallah, 04.08.1992
Khalid Salih Jabir Al-Mighbir, Rafah, 12.08.1992
Khalid Zaki Yousif Abu Rayaleh, Gaza, 12.08.1992
Mahmoud Mustafa Salih Mardawi, Qalqilia, 28.08.1992
Khalid Yousif Abdel Rahman Mardawi, Qalqilia, 28.08.1992
Mohammad Arif Mohammad Bsharat, Jenin, 22.09.1992
Fahid Subhi Ms’ad Zaqzouq, Jabalia, 30.09.1992
Diya’ Zakariya Shakir Al-Falouji, Khan Younis, 12.10.1992
Mohammad Yousif Sliman Turkman, Jenin, 28.10.1992
Usama Zakariya Wadi’ Abu Hanani, Jenin, 28.10.1992
Ahmad Hasan Ahmad Hassan, Salfit, 05.11.1992
Imad Abdel Rahman Abdel Hafith Husein Ali, Salfit, 21.11.1992
Ahmad Jum’a Mustafa Khalaf, Jerusalem, 25.11.1992
Iyad Jamil Abdel Salam Abu Taqiyeh, Deir Al-Balah, 26.11.1992
Ata Mahmoud Abdel Rahman Falna, Ramallah, 28.11.1992
Mohammad Fawzi Salamah Falnah, Ramallah, 29.11.1992
Taha Adel Sa’adah Shakhshir, Nablus, 01.12.1992
Haroun Mansour Yacoub Nasir Iddin, Hebron, 15.12.1992
Jamil Abdel Wahab Jamal An-Natsheh, Hebron, 16.12.1992
Mousa Mohammad Salim Doudin, Hebron, 20.12.1992
Abas Abdallah Abdel Wadoud Shabaneh, Hebron, 27.12.1992
Mustafa Ali Hussein Ramadan, Khan Younis, 31.12.1992
Nasir Hasan Abdel Hamid Abu Srour, Bethlehem 04.01.1993
Ahmad Abdallah Ali Ardah, Jenin, 04.01.1993
Mahmoud Jamil Hasan Abu Srour, Bethlehem, 05.01.1993
Ahmad Mohammad Awlad Mohammad, Hebron, 13.01.1993
Said Ahmad Mohammad Awlad Mohammad, Hebron, 13.01.1993
Tahir Mohammad Tahir Zyoud, Jenin, 06.02.1993
Ahmad Said Qasim Abdel Aziz, Jenin, 10.02.1993
Osama Khalid Kamil Silawi, Jenin, 16.02.1993
Mahmoud Adib Mahmoud Maslamani, Jenin, 27.02.1993
Ziyad Salim Husni Salma, Gaza, 01.03.1993
Ayman Ibrahim Mohammad Sha’ath, Rafah, 02.03.1993
Yahya Mohammad Yacoub Al-Malhi, Jerusalem, 02.03.1993
Nasr Hmeidan Ali Shqeirat, Jerusalem, 02.03.1993
Nabil Hasan Mohammad ‘leiwah, Jenin, 02.03.1993
Yousif Abdel Hamid Yousif Irshid, Jenin, 04.03.1993
Majdi Abdel Hadi Nasrallah Al-Bardini, Rafah, 08.03.1993
Ayman As’ad Sha’ban Ash-Shawwa, Gaza, 09.03.1993
Said Mohammad Ashour Skiek, Gaza, 10.03.1993
Atef Sliman Daoud Al-Masri, Gaza, 10.03.1993
Anwar Msallam Nasrallah Al-Akhras, Khan Younis, 15.03.1993
Atef Izzat Sha’ban Sha’ath, Khan Younis, 16.03.1993
Mahmoud Nofal Mohammad Da’ajnah, Jerusalem, 16.03.1993
Zahir Ali Mousa Jibrin, Salfit, 01.04.1993
Mohammad Mustafa Ahmad Afanah, Ramallah, 01.04.1993
Jum’a Ismail Mohammad Mousa, Jerusalem, 02.04.1993
Abdel Aziz Mohammad Abdel Aziz Al-Masri, Khan Younis, 03.04.1993
Mohammad Abdel Fattah Hasan Dukhan, Deir Al- Balah, 11.04.1993
Ismail Mousa Hasan Bakhit, Khan Younis, 11.04.1993
Imad Iddin Ata Qasim Zu’rub, Khan Younis, 11.04.1993
Salamah Aziz Mohammad Mir’I, Salfit, 11.04.1993
Salah Iddin Talib Jabir Al-‘Awawdah, Hebron, 14.04.1993
Ramadan Mohammad Odeh Yacoub, Ramallah, 19.04.1993
Mahir Huseein Mohammad Abu Karsh, Gaza, 20.04.1993
Salim Hussein Khalil Abu Shab, Khan Younis, 20.04.1993
Ayman Mohammad Anis Jradat, Jenin, 24.04.1993
Abdel Hakim Aziz Abed Hneini, Nablus, 28.04.1993
Mazin Mohammad Ismail Jarad, Jabalia, 30.04.1993
Mohammad Odeh Mohammad As-Sakran, Deir Al-Balah 10.05.1993
Hamdi Amin Mohammad Az-Zweidi, Jabalia, 12.05.1993
Omar Isa Rajab Masoud, Gaza, 18.05.1993
Talib Ismail Ibrahim Abu Mustafa, Khan Younis, 18.05.1993
Ra’fat Ali Mohammad Al-I’ruqi, Gaza, 18.05.1993
Walid Khamis Mansour Sha’ath, Khan Younis, 19.05.1993
Yousif Awwad Mohammad Masalha, Deir Al-Balah, 24.05.1993
Raid Ahmad Salim Al-Hallaq, Gaza, 30.05.1993
Mahmoud Mohammad Ahmad ‘Atoun, Jerusalem, 03.06.1993
Mahmoud Mousa Isa Isa, Ramallah, 03.06.1993
Majid Hasan Rajab Abu Qteish, Jerusalem, 05.06.1993
Mousa Mohammad Daoud ‘Akkari, Jerusalem, 05.06.1993
Riziq Ali Khadir Salah, Bethlehem, 07.06.1993
Nasir Yousif Mahmoud Al-Qadi, Khan Younis, 09.06.1993
Riyad Said Abdel Aziz Isa, Rafah, 10.06.1993
Jamil Khamis Mohammad Turkahn, Jabalia, 18.06.1993
Salah Mahmoud Zayid Miqlid, Khan Younis, 14.07.1993
Mohammad Afif Ashour Al-Far, Gaza, 16.08.1993
Ashraf Ghazi, Mahmoud Wadi, Tulkarim, 11.09.1993
Mohammad Mousa Mohammad Taqatqa, Bethlehem, 20.09.1993
Walid Ibrahim Mohammad Abu Nassar, Bethlehem, 21.09.1993
Tayseer Hamdan Mohammad Sliman, Jerusalem, 25.09.1993
Mazin Hussein Abed Al-Kahlout, Jabalia, 27.09.1993
Na’il Rafiq Ibrahim Salhab, Jerusalem, 27.09.1993
Fahid Sabri Burhan Ash-Shaludi, Jerusalem, 29.09.1993
Ahmad Awad Ali Kmeil, Jenin, 29.09.1993
Marwan Mohammad Ayyoub Abu Rmeileh, Jerusalem, 30.09.1993
Marwan Mohammad Mustafa Az-Zard, Gaza, 02.10.1993
Salameh Abdallah Salameh Misleh, Khan Younis, 09.10.1993
Atef Ata Mohammad Hassan, Deir Al-Balah, 25.10.1993
Miqdad Ibrahim Ahmad Salah, Nablus, 27.10.1993
Mahir Khamis Abdel Mu’ti Zaqout, Jabalia, 29.10.1993
Mohammad Mohammad Said Abu Hasirah, Gaza, 29.10.1993
Samir Hussein Ghanim Murtaja, Gaza, 29.10.1993
Sa’id Rushdi Mohammad At-Tamimi, Ramallah, 09.11.1993
Nizar Samir Mahmoud At-Tamimi, Ramallah, 09.11.1993
Nahid Abdel Hadi Sa’id As-Sawafiri, Gaza, 09.11.1993
Ahmad Ata Khalil Al-Hito, Gaza, 10.11.1993
Ahmad Yousif Mahmoud At-Tamimi, Ramallah, 11.11.1993
Abdel Jawad Yousif Abdel Jawad Shamasneh, Jerusalem, 12.11.1993
Mohammad Yousif Abdel Jawad Shamasneh, Jerusalem, 12.11.1993
Ibrahim Salim Mahmoud Shamasneh, Jerusalem, 12.11.1993
Iyad Salim Hussein Al-‘Ar’er, Gaza, 17.11.1993
Hani Rasmi Abdel Rahem Jabir, Hebron, 22.11.1993
Tayseer Salim Mansour Al-Bardini, Rafah, 30.11.1993
Awad Ziyad Awad Salaymeh, Hebron, 17.12.1993
‘Ala’ Iddin Fahmi Fahid Al-Karaki, Hebron, 17.12.1993
Nasir Fawzi Mustafa Burhum, Tulkarim, 22.12.1993
Lutif Mohammad Hasan Ad-Darabee’, Hebron, 29.12.1993
Farid Mohammad Mahmoud Al-Qaisi, Khan Younis, 03.01.1994
Hilmi Hamad Ubeid Al-‘Ammawi, Deir Al-Balah, 03.01.1994
Ala’ Iddin Ahmad Said Abu Sitta, Khan Younis, 03.01.1994
Midhat Faiz Rajab Barbakh, Khan Younis, 21.01.1994
Hani Mohammad Salman Abu Sitta, Khan Younis, 21.01.1994
Ayman Talib Mohammad Abu Sitta, Deir Al-Balah, 24.01.1994
Atiya Salim Ali Abu Mousa, Khan Younis, 30.03.1994
Hazim Qasim Tahir Shubeir, Khan Younis, 30.03.1994
Ali Ibrahim Salim Ar-Ra’I, Deir Al-Balah, 09.04.1994
Sa’id Mohammad Yousif Badarneh, Jenin, 16.04.1994
Tawfiq Ali Mohammad I’weisat, Jerusalem, 27.04.1994

[1] http://www.palestinebehindbars.org/ferwana31july2010.htm