According to Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association, as of 1st September 2014 there were 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Of these, 500 were held under Administrative Detention (indefinitely renewable internment without charge or trial), 201 were minors, and 18 were female. Here’s our infographic of how that information looks For more information, please see the Addameer factsheet here.
Dublin City Council motion calls for end to attacks on Gaza and Administrative Detention, and for arms embargo & trade sanctions on Israel
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed Dublin City Council’s unanimous passing of a motion calling for an end to both the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza in which at least 184 Palestinian have been killed and the Israeli-imposed illegal siege of the coastal strip, as well as calling upon the Irish government to push for an arms embargo and trade sanctions on Israel. The motion also condemned the use of Administrative Detention, a form of internment without trial, by the Israeli state. The full text of the motion is below. At the start of the meeting, councillors observed a … Continue reading
The IPSC deplores the brutal murder of the three young Israeli citizens whose remains were found on Monday near Hebron and the apparent ‘revenge’ murder of a Palestinian teenager reportedly carried out by Israeli extremists early Wednesday. Equally the IPSC deplores the deaths of all civilians killed in this conflict of unequals, including the six civilians killed by Israeli occupation forces since the Israeli teenagers were kidnapped. The IPSC is concerned that the unjustifiable killings of the three Israelis will be used to justify further killings, destruction and illegal settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT) by the Israeli … Continue reading
Action Item: Stop G4S – Ask Minister to reject G4S tender for JobPath due to complicity in Israeli human rights violations
The Anglo-Danish security firm G4S is one of a number of private companies bidding for the JobPath contract with the Irish state. Amongst other things, G4S is notorious for its operations and service provision within the Israeli prison system. IMPORTANT UPDATE: It was announced on Friday 6th June by G4S that it will pull out of the Israeli prison regime within three years. But as Randa Wahbe of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association notes, ” this has no immediate effect on those facing human rights violations inside Israel’s prisons today [and] G4S has a long track record of … Continue reading
On Sunday 22nd June 2014 the mass Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli prisons – the longest such mass strike in Palestinian history – moved into it’s 60th day. We present and an info-graphic explaining why the strike is taking place, and what is going on inside the prisons and on the strike. The strike is now taking place in the context of the mass Israeli collective punishment of the Palestinian people, ostensibly as part of a search for three missing Israeli teenage illegal settlers, who are presumed kidnapped. This collective punishment, which has seen a further 400 Palestinians arrested, at … Continue reading
Members and supporters of the Campaign to Free Marwan Barghouthi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstrated outside the Dail last Thursday 12th June to mark the 50th day of a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli jails. Also present on the protest were several elected representatives including independent TDs John Halligan and Thomas Pringle, Sean Crowe TD, Dessie Ellis TD, Aengus O Snodaigh TD and Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha from Sinn Fein, the People Before Profit Alliance’s TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Cllr. Tina McVeigh, Joan Collins TD from United Left, independent Cllr. Cieran … Continue reading
As the mass Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli prisons moves into it’s 50th day, we have created an info-graphic explaining why the strike is taking place, and what is going on inside the prisons and on the strike.
According to Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association, as of 1st May 2014 there were 5271 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Of these, 192 were held under Administrative Detention (indefinitely renewable internment without charge or trial), 196 were minors, and 17 were female. Here’s our infographic of how that information looks For more information, please see the Addameer factsheet here.
Today, Thursday April 17th is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, and to mark the occasion the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be hosting two events in Dublin – A vigil from 5-7pm outside St. Stephen’s Green to highlight private security firm G4S’ complicity with Israeli abuses in apartheid’s prison regime. (Click here for more info) and Two film screenings focusing on Palestinian child prisoners beginning at 7.30pm in the Pearse Centre on Pearse St; the Dublin premiere of ‘Small Hands in Handcuffs’ & excerpts of ‘Stone Cold Justice’. (Click here for more info) Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories … Continue reading
Between 1st and 8th March, Ireland took part in the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of events including meetings and protests organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). On Saturday 1st March, the Dublin IPSC branch of the kicked off IAW with a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We visited four city centre supermarkets, making consumers aware of their presence, the connection between these products and the occupation of Palestine and asking people to boycott them. We also handed in letters of protest to the management of each store, asking them to cease sticking Israeli goods. … Continue reading
The Palestine Podcast #3: Randa Wahbe of Addameer on ‘Repression and Palestinian Resistance in Apartheid Israel’s jails’
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#3 – Randa Wahbe of Addameer on ‘Repression and Palestinian Resistance in Apartheid Israel’s jails’ [2014-03-05] – (Download here) INFO: Randa Wahbe, Advocacy Officer of Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association spoke in Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin on 5th March 2014 as part of Israeli Apartheid Week. Ms. Wahbe talked about the situation of the Palestinian political prisoners, of which there … Continue reading
Infographic: Peace? What Peace? Israel’s ceaseless attacks on Palestinian people and property (1 Aug – 23 Sept 2013)
In the past three days, two Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. These attacks have generated countless headlines, both in Israel and internationally. Alas, the same cannot be said for the 7 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the weeks since the Palestinian-Israeli ‘peace talks’ reopened at the end of July last (or indeed, the 11 other Palestinians already killed this year). Of course, in the Israeli press and polity, the killings have led to denunciations of Palestinians as not being ‘serious’ about peace. Ignore for a moment the fact that the killings were … Continue reading
According to Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association, as of 1st August 2013, there were 5,068 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Of these, 134 were held under Administrative Detention (indefinitely renewable internment without charge or trial), 195 were minors, and 13 were female. Here’s our infographic of how that information looks (note, on August 13, 26 ‘pre-Oslo’ prisoners were released as ‘good will’ measure as part of the latest round of ‘peace talks’). For more information, please see the Addameer factsheet here.
Hunger for Justice in Cork: Hunger strike relay in support of Samer Issawi to begin Saturday 20 April
Samer Issawi’s body is breaking down. A symbol of the Palestinian people, he is on hunger strike against the evils of the Israeli occupation. Just as his people are enduring the longest military occupation in recent history, Samer, who has recently been transferred from prison to hospital, is enduring the longest hunger strike. The people of Cork know a thing or two about hunger strikes. One of our Lord Mayors, Terence MacSwiney, died after a hunger strike of 74 days in 1920. But Samer Issawi has already endured more than 250 days of hunger. Gradually turning into a ghost, he … Continue reading
Below are some recently issued reports on the Palestinian issue that will be of interest to our supporters. 1. Caabu – The Council for British-Arab Understanding: “Palestinian Prisoners: No Security in Injustice” (September 2012) 2. B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: “Arrested Development: The Long Term Impact of Israel’s Separation Barrier in the West Bank” (October 2012) 3. Addameer – Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: “Eyes on Israeli Military Court: A Collection of Impressions” (October 2012) 4. Gideon Levy in Haaretz: “Survey: Most Israelis support an apartheid regime in Israel” (October 2012) … Continue reading