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Unlawful detention for questioning of boy under age of criminal responsibility, al-'Esawiyah, 12 October 2012

According to testimonies collected by B’Tselem, plainclothes police detained Amir Darwish, at midday on Friday, 12 October 2012, two days before his tenth birthday. The policemen took Amir to a police

Five years without visits – Will family visits be renewed for prisoners from Gaza?

This morning (15 May 2012), the media reported that an agreement was reached between Israel and representatives of the Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. The agreement follows a hunger strike by al

Administrative detainee Hanaa Shalabi in 40th day of hunger strike

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel reported that administrative detainee Hanaa Shalabi, 30, declared a hunger strike when arrested on 16 February 2012 “in protest of her violent detention, the humilia

2 Aug. '11: Video: Undercover police detain 13-year-old playing soccer in Ras al-‘Amud, East Jerusalem

Update : On 13 March 2012 the Department for the Investigation of Police notified B’Tselem that an investigation would not be opened due to lack of public interest. On the afternoon of Friday, 22 July

Israeli military shortens maximum detention period for Palestinian minors in occupied territories

In 2010 the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Yesh Din – Volunteers for Human Rights, and the Public Committee against Torture in Israel petitioned Israel's High Court of Justice against

Mahmoud a-Sarsak, imprisoned in Israel for about 3 years, has been on a hunger strike for some 80 days and in danger of death

Mhamoud a-Sarsak was released on 10 July 2012. On 19 June 2012, the media reported that Attorney Muhammad Jabarin, counsel for Mahmoud Sarsak, had reached an agreement with the Israeli authorities pur

Administrative detainees Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahlah are near death after 70 days of their hunger strike

Israel is currently holding 308 Palestinians in administrative detention Today(7 May, 2012) Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected appeals by Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahlah against their continued adm

23 Feb. 2012: Khader ‘Adnan ends hunger strike after state agrees not to extend detention

On 21 February 2012, a few hours before a scheduled High Court hearing, the State Attorney's Office announced that Khader ‘Adnan’s administrative detention would not be extended when it expires on 17

1 Feb. '12: Sharp increase in administrative detention in 2011; one detainee on hunger strike for 46 days

Physicians for Human Rights – Israel reported on 29 January that Khader ‘Adnan, has been on hunger strike since 18 December 2011. Thirty-four year old 'Adnan, from the village of ‘Araba near Jenin, wa

15 Jan. '12: Judge holds confession of Palestinian minor admissible, although it was obtained through breach of his rights

On 9 January 2012, Israeli Military Youth Court judge Major Sharon Rivlin-Ahai held that the confession given to the police by I.D., a 14-year-old Palestinian boy from a-Nabi Saleh, interrogated on su