Human rights in the Palestinian territories http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32719/all en UN 'concerned' about Palestinian detainees, hunger-strikers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/un-concerned-about-palestinian-detainees-hunger-strikers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A United Nations official on Wednesday expressed concern about the wellbeing of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons and in particular about the condition of hunger striker Samer Issawi.</p> <p>A UN statement said that Humanitarian Coordinator James W. Rawley met in the West bank city of Ramallah with Palestinian prisoner affairs minister Issa Qaraqe, where Rawley "expressed the United Nations' continued concern about Palestinian detainees in Israeli custody." </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/un-concerned-about-palestinian-detainees-hunger-strikers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:46:11 +0000 5755068 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinians push EU to act for prisoners' release http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/palestinians-push-eu-act-prisoners-release <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Palestinians on Monday demanded that the European Union go beyond calls for Israel to improve its treatment of Palestinian prisoners and work to secure their immediate release.</p> <p>The demand was made in a letter from negotiator Saeb Erakat that was sent to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton just two days after she called on Israel to respect its human rights obligations towards Palestinian prisoners and expressed concern over the fate of four long-term hunger strikers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/palestinians-push-eu-act-prisoners-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict War AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:15:47 +0000 5759110 at http://www.globalpost.com Mass demos as Palestinians challenge EU on prisoners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/mass-demos-palestinians-challenge-eu-prisoners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands rallied in the West Bank's two largest cities on Monday in support of four long-term hunger strikers, as the Palestinians demanded tougher EU action to help their prisoners.</p> <p>The deteriorating health of prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails has sparked several mass protests across the Palestinian territories, some of which have sparked clashes with the army.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/mass-demos-palestinians-challenge-eu-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict War AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:45:44 +0000 5759128 at http://www.globalpost.com Mass demos as Palestinians challenge EU on prisoners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/mass-demos-palestinians-challenge-eu-prisoners-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands rallied in the West Bank's two largest cities on Monday in support of four long-term hunger strikers, as the Palestinians demanded tougher EU action to help their prisoners.</p> <p>The deteriorating health of prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails has sparked several mass protests across the Palestinian territories, some of which resulted in clashes with the army.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/mass-demos-palestinians-challenge-eu-prisoners-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict War AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:15:51 +0000 5759315 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners join 1-day hunger strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/hundreds-palestinian-prisoners-join-1-day-hunger-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some 800 Palestinians serving time in Israeli jails were on Tuesday refusing food in solidarity with four fellow inmates who have been on long-term hunger strike, officials said.</p> <p>According to the Ramallah-based Prisoners' Club, 800 prisoners in three prisons were taking part in the one-day strike, among them members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/hundreds-palestinian-prisoners-join-1-day-hunger-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict War AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:16:35 +0000 5759814 at http://www.globalpost.com UN chief concerned about Palestinian hunger strikers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/un-chief-concerned-about-palestinian-hunger-strikers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon raised deep concern on Tuesday over Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons, saying they must be charged and tried or be released.</p> <p>Ban highlighted the case of Samer Issawi, who has been refusing food since August 1 and is in a "critical health condition."</p> <p>"The secretary general is deeply concerned over the rapidly deteriorating condition of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody who are on hunger strike," said UN spokesman Martin Nesirky, singling out Issawi's case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/un-chief-concerned-about-palestinian-hunger-strikers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:46:32 +0000 5760383 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian may extend hunger strike, despite release date http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/palestinian-may-extend-hunger-strike-despite-release-date <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Samer al-Issawi was released in prisoner swap deal</p> <p>* Palestinians clash with Israeli forces over detainees</p> <p>By Ali Sawafta</p> <p>OFER PRISON, West Bank, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A hunger-striking Palestinian jailed by Israel will likely continue his protest because he does not know when he will be freed, despite a court's annoucement that his sentence will end in two weeks time, a Palestinian official said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/palestinian-may-extend-hunger-strike-despite-release-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Samer al-Issawi War Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:15:32 +0000 5762449 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/palestinian-prisoner-dies-israeli-jail-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Palestinian prisoner died Saturday in an Israeli jail, a prison spokeswoman said, with a Palestinian official charging he was killed during questioning and demanding an international probe.</p> <p>Arafat Jaradat was "arrested a few days ago. He was killed during the investigation," the Palestinian minister in charge of prisoner affairs Issa Qaraqaa told AFP.</p> <p>"We demand the creation of an international commission of inquiry to probe the circumstances of his death," Qaraqaa added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/palestinian-prisoner-dies-israeli-jail-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arafat Jaradat Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Politics AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:16:01 +0000 5764428 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Detainee died under Israeli torture: Palestinians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/urgent-detainee-died-under-israeli-torture-palestinians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Palestinian prisoner who died in an Israeli jail was tortured to death, a Palestinian official said on Sunday dismissing Israeli suggestions that he had suffered a heart attack.</p> <p>Arafat Jaradat's autopsy showed torture resulting from fractures in his body and skull while his heart was in good condition, Issa Qaraqaa, the minister in charge of prisoner affairs, said citing a Palestinian doctor who participated in the autopsy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/urgent-detainee-died-under-israeli-torture-palestinians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Politics Western Asia AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:30:46 +0000 5765221 at http://www.globalpost.com UN calls for independent inquiry into Palestinian death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/un-calls-independent-inquiry-palestinian-death-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations called Monday for an independent inquiry into the death of a Palestinian in Israeli custody, warning that mounting tensions risk an eruption of violence in the occupied territories.</p> <p>The Palestinians also demanded an independent investigation in a letter to the UN Security Council, which said that Arafat Jaradat, who died at the weekend, could have been tortured.</p> <p>UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry made the call for an investigation in a statement after talks with Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad on the Jaradat's death.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/un-calls-independent-inquiry-palestinian-death-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Politics Social Issues United Nations War AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:16:05 +0000 5766516 at http://www.globalpost.com Two jailed Palestinians end hunger strike: prison official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/two-jailed-palestinians-end-hunger-strike-prison-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Palestinians held in Israeli custody without trial have ended their hunger strike but are still being treated in civilian hospitals, an Israeli prison official said on Thursday.</p> <p>Jaafar Ezzeddine and Tariq Qaadan had "started eating yesterday," Israel Prisons Service spokeswoman Sivan Weizman told AFP.</p> <p>Two other prisoners "Samer Issawi and Ayman Sharawna are both continuing their hunger strike," she said, adding they were now the only inmates still refusing food.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/two-jailed-palestinians-end-hunger-strike-prison-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Technology War AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:48:06 +0000 5769525 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel ill-treatment of Palestinian minors 'systematic': UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/israel-ill-treatment-palestinian-minors-systematic-un-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The ill-treatment of Palestinian minors held within the Israeli military detention system is "widespread, systematic and institutionalised," a report Wednesday by the UN children's fund found.</p> <p>UNICEF in the 22-page report that examined the Israeli military court system for holding Palestinian children found evidence of practices it said were "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/israel-ill-treatment-palestinian-minors-systematic-un-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories War AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:00:29 +0000 5774804 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Israel mistreats Palestinian children in custody-UNICEF http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-israel-mistreats-palestinian-children-custody-unicef <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UN agency estimates 700 detained each year</p> <p>* Most arrested for throwing stones</p> <p>* Israel says it will study report (Adds details on ages, numbers, military official comments)</p> <p>By Maayan Lubell</p> <p>JERUSALEM, March 6 (Reuters) - Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military are subject to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates international law, a UNICEF report said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-israel-mistreats-palestinian-children-custody-unicef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:30:43 +0000 5774840 at http://www.globalpost.com UN expert wants probe of Israeli detention of Palestinians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/un-expert-wants-probe-israeli-detention-palestinians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A controversial UN rights expert called Monday for an international investigation of Israel's treatment of Palestinian prisoners, decrying arbitrary detention, torture and coerced confessions among other alleged abuses.</p> <p>"The treatment of thousands of Palestinians detained or imprisoned by Israel continues to be extremely worrisome," said Richard Falk, the UN's outspoken expert on the rights situation in the Palestinian territories.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/un-expert-wants-probe-israeli-detention-palestinians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Politics Richard Falk Social Issues War AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:34:05 +0000 5854243 at http://www.globalpost.com UN watchdog accuses Israeli forces of Palestinian child abuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/un-watchdog-accuses-israeli-forces-palestinian-child-abuses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A UN human rights watchdog on Thursday accused Israel's police and military of abuses against Palestinian children ranging from torture to solitary confinement and threats of death and sexual assault in prisons.</p> <p>In a report on Israel's record, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said it expressed its "deepest concern about the reported practice of torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian children arrested, prosecuted and detained by the military and the police".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/un-watchdog-accuses-israeli-forces-palestinian-child-abuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in the Palestinian territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories Social Issues War AFP Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:31:59 +0000 5862730 at http://www.globalpost.com