On June 8th 2014 the EU and Israel finally signed the Horizon 2020 association agreement which will allow Israel to be a party to the program that doles out research grants using EU taxpayer money. On Wednesday 18th June the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held a symbolic lunchtime protest outside the EU Commission office in Dublin to highlight opposition to Israel’s accession to this agreement. Any EU agreement with Israel should be opposed so long as Israel is an occupier of Palestinian lands and remains a serial human rights abuser and violator of international law. However, this agreement is particularly egregious … 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.