Palestinian prisoners
In memory of Walid Daqqah

Basil Farraj writes about the life and struggle of Walid Daqqah who spent 38 years in occupation prisons and died from intentional medical neglect by Israeli prison authorities

Palestinian prisoners in Israel Palestinian prisoner Walid Daqqah dies in Israeli occupation prison

The Palestinian revolutionary spent 38 years in occupation prisons and was suffering from terminal bone marrow cancer and lung disease

Israel tortured Palestinian detainees, forced them to make false confessions about Hamas links: UNRWA report

An unpublished report by the UNRWA records the testimonies of Palestinian detainees from Gaza who claimed they were tortured by Israeli forces during their detention

Palestinian prisoner Assef Refae dies after denial of treatment

At least 11 Palestinians have been killed inside Israeli prisons since October 7 after being denied medical care or due to brutal treatment meted out by prison authorities

Palestinian women and girls are being subjected to sexual violence by Israeli soldiers, says UN

Multiple United Nations experts highlight reports that Palestinian women and girls in detention have suffered sexual assault by Israeli soldiers

Israel rejects Hamas’ ceasefire proposal, Netanyahu declares “no other solution” but war

Hamas had proposed a 135-day agreement which would have seen the release of all hostages in exchange for the freedom of Palestinian prisoners and “complete and sustainable calm.” The proposal was a response to the “Framework Agreement” mediated by Egypt, Qatar, and the US in Paris last week.

2023 was deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since 2005

Over 500 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank in 2023. Under its undeclared policy of collective punishment, Israel also destroyed a significant amount of civilian infrastructure such as roads, residential buildings, and hospitals in West Bank since October 7

“We will meet soon, free, with our heads held high”: Testimonies from Palestinian prisoners

Since October 7, Palestinian prisoners have been subjected to an intense campaign of retaliatory violence by Israeli prison officials

Israel resumes bombing Gaza after seven days of truce, kills over 100 Palestinians

After talks in Doha to extend the ceasefire did not lead to a conclusion, Israel resumed its attacks on Gaza on Friday, killing at least 21 people, including a journalist. The US expressed support to Israel’s decision

“The prison became a graveyard following October 7”: Palestinian women and children share horrors of imprisonment

As negotiations between the Israeli Occupation Authorities and Hamas continued on Wednesday to potentially extend the ceasefire in Gaza, a sixth group of Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel are set to be released.

Talks to extend Gaza truce continue; Israeli raid in Jenin kills two

Wednesday is the last day of the extended truce between Israel and Hamas. Both sides have expressed the intention to extend the truce if their conditions are met

Gaza truce extended by two days as prisoner and hostage exchange continues

The four-day truce between Israel and Hamas was set to expire on Tuesday morning. 33 Palestinian prisoners are set to be released on Monday