Thursday, April 17, 2014

In Pictures: Prisoner Day protests in West Bank and Gaza

In Pictures: Prisoner Day protests in West Bank and Gaza

Palestinian teen goes on hunger strike to protest being placed in criminal prison

Ramallah, April 16, 2014—A Palestinian teen prisoner put in solitary confinement after going on hunger strike has won his fight to be transferred to another prison.

Authorities at Ofek Juvenile Prison in central Israel punished Obaida S, 15, from East Jerusalem with 25 consecutive days in solitary confinement after he went on hunger strike.

The teenager was protesting the Israeli Prison Service’s refusal to move him from a criminal prison and detain him with other political prisoners.

“(The prison) was dangerous … (the prisoners) assault each other physically. Some of the children were beaten up badly in front of me,” Obaida told DCI-Palestine in a sworn affidavit.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Palestinian prisoners' Day April 17th, 2014

Thursday 17th April is Palestinian Prisoners Day, a day of solidarity with the 5000+ Palestinian men, women and children who are languishing in Israeli dungeons.

We will be holding two events on the day, one following the other, and both from Victoria Street (near Victoria Station):

Date: Thurday 17th April 2014, 3pm - 6pm

3pm Mystery Action

We will meet on Victoria Street in front of Westminster Cathedral (3mins from Victoria station) for a mystery action jointly with our friends from London Palestine Action
Please note that punctuality is essential as we will leave for the action within a few minutes of 3pm.

4pm Protest outside G4S HQ, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT

Facebook Event:
There will be several themes for this years Prisoners Day. They will centre around our continued campaign against G4S. British multinational G4S is the worlds largest security contractor and provides security for many prisoners in Israel where Palestinian men, women and children are tortured and caged.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

If you are in London, please support this:

Friday 28th Mar - PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN WOMEN PRISONERS & G4S COMPLICITY IN THEIR TORTURE & CAGING # FreeLenaJarboni Date: Friday 28th March 2014, half past three pm - half past five pm Location: G4S HQ, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT (Closest public transport: Victoria Tube / Rail station)

PALESTINIAN WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS - FREE LENA JARBONI We will highlight the plight of Palestinian women in Israeli prisons and in Particular Lena Jarboni, and G4S Specifically complicity in their torture and suffering.Currently there are 21 Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli Political prisons. Most of them are in HaSharon prison in Israel. The British private security contractor G4S provides the full security system at HaSharon including the central command room for the entire prison. The transfer of Palestinian prisoners from the occupied West Bank and Gaza into Israel to (to HaSharon Prison) is illegal under international law and a war crime Constitutes, G4S is Complicit in this by the services it Provides to HaSharon Prison. Before being brought to prison the women have to endure weeks, sometimes months, of torture at one of Israel's interrogation centres to extract confessions from them - usually the infamous 'Russian Compound' in Jerusalem or the notorious Al-Jalame torture den - both these facilities are also secured by G4S . The Occupation has again extended the detention of Palestinian prisoners lawyer Shireen Issawi (and her brothers Shadi and Medhat), she

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

183 Palestinian children arrested by army, facing Israeli military courts in January

183 Palestinian children arrested by army, facing Israeli military courts in January

Submitted by Nora Barrows-Fr... on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 20:17


Israeli soldiers and police routinely detain and arrest Palestinian children.

(Saeed Qaq / APA images)

A new report indicates that as of the end of January, 183 Palestinian children were arrested and detained by Israeli occupation soldiers and occupation police, and imprisoned and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. Of the 183 children, 20 are between the ages of 14 and 15 years old.