Friday, September 26, 2014

Hunger Strike- a film by Ashraf Mashharawi on Al Jazeera



Watch the full documentary on Palestinian prisoners who go on hunger strikes in Israeli jails to achieve their basic human rights, and sometimes their freedom . Ayman al Sharawna and Hana Shalabi whose stories are featured in the Arabic version of The Prisoners; Diaries reenact their experiences in this powerful documentary.
Thanks to Asmaa Seba the Belgian- Algerian photographer , for sharing this documentary with us , she said "From Ashraf Mashharawi, the english version , thank you for this powerful film dear Ashraf, our work to shed light on the prisoners issue is for me the most important topic because it defines the struggle for freedom and dignity, my exhibition " Une vie Suspendue" about Palestinian females former detainees is still a sensitive question in Europe because the international community don't see those Human beings as political prisoners, they consider them as terrorists, while resistants in Europe in 1944 were fighting Nazism and are depicted like heroes....."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u49jwfcLwuE

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We have started a Facebook page to enable more up to date news of Palestinian prisoners and the book and to include photos . The book is now available in 4 languages , i.e. English, Turkish , Arabic and French.

Please visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/ThePrisonersDiaries

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Protest against the Arrest of Khader Adnan

Sheikh Khader Adnan was abducted by the occupation forces two days ago on Tuesday 8th July 2014.

A former Palestinian political prisoner, Sheikh Khader Adnan is known as the father of the hunger strikers - the symbol of Palestinian resistance and steadfastness, In 2011 he was abducted and caged indefinitely without any charged or trial under Israeli illegal system of punitive administrative detention. To protest his illegal imprisonment he went on hunger strike and won his freedom. His successful 66 day hunger strike in 2012 - the longest in Palestinian history at the time, inspired over 1600 other Palestinian prisoners to hunger strike. Since his release Sheikh Khader Adnan has been the voice of the Palestinian political prisoners, ceaselessly defending their rights at every opportunity and thus is a thorn in the side of the occupation.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Over 6,000 Palestinians now in Israeli jails, with 830 arrested since June 12th.



Over 830 Palestinians from the West Bank, Jerusalem and Occupied Palestine ’48 have been imprisoned in mass arrests and raids since June 12, reported the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society on Monday, after 56 were arrested overnight in the West Bank. There are now over 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, noted researcher Abdel Nasser Ferwana.

This came amid ongoing attacks from occupation forces, who bombed Gaza in a series of airstrikes, killing nine people: Ibrahim al-Bal’aawy, 24; Abdul-Rahman al-Zamili, 22; Mustafa Abu Morr, 22; his twin brother Khaled Abu Morr, 22; Yousef Sharaf Ghannam, 22; Joma’a Abu Shallouf, 24; Ibrahim Abdeen; Mazen al-Jedya, 33; and Marwan Salim, 23.

An Israeli colonist ran over three Palestinian workers with his car near Haifa on July 6, killing two instantly: Zahi Abu Hamed of Qalqilya and Anwar al-Satel of Yafa.

Read more here
http://samidoun.ca/2014/07/over-6000-palestinian-prisoners-now-in-israeli-jails-830-arrested-since-june-12/