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Atalya Ben Abba refuses to serve in the Israeli military, gets sentenced to a further 30 days in military detention

On 6 February this year I refused to join the Israeli army in defiance of Israel’s policy of conscription. That day, as expected, I was sent to military prison. My objection to serving in the army is grounded in reasons of conscience; I believe that in order to bring security to all people in Israel and Palestine, government policy must change and the occupation must end. When I was a child I would often wander the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem with my mother.

Date:
11 May 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel/OPT: Human rights defenders signs plea bargain: Anas Barghouti

Human rights defender and former prisoner of conscience Anas Barghouti has agreed to a plea bargain to avoid prison. However, he remains subject to two suspended sentences should he be found to have violated the conditions of the plea deal by participating in protests in the next three years or being found to belong to the Palestinian Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the next five years.

Date:
22 February 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/5754/2017
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  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel/OPT: Further information: Human rights defender's trial postponed: Anas Barghouti

A hearing on 6 December should have been the last opportunity for the Israeli military prosecution to produce the witnesses in the case against Palestinian lawyer – and former prisoner of conscience – Anas Barghouti. The hearing was again adjourned until 24 January despite the prosecution failing to bring the witnesses to court.

Date:
14 December 2016
Ref:
MDE 15/5329/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel/OPT: Two Palestinian human rights defenders on trial: Farid al-Atrash and Issa Amro

Palestinian human rights defenders Farid al-Atrash and Issa Amro face charges in an Israeli military court relating to their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. Both face time in prison if found guilty. At a hearing on 23 November their lawyer asked for a number of the charges to be dropped and the hearing was adjourned until 21 December.

Date:
9 December 2016
Ref:
MDE 15/5294/2016
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  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel/OPT: Further Information: End harassment of Palestinian human rights lawyer: Anas Barghouti

Israeli authorities have their final chance to take forward the prosecution of Palestinian human rights defender Anas Barghouti at a hearing on 6 December. Arrested and bailed three years ago, he has had to attend a court hearing every three months since then, only for the case to be postponed each time. He is facing a maximum of 18 months in prison.

Date:
29 November 2016
Ref:
MDE 15/5182/2016
  • News
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel/OPT: Drop baseless charges against Palestinian human rights defender

Israeli authorities must drop all charges against Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro, who is facing prison time for his internationally recognized peaceful activism against Israel’s illegal settlements in the city of Hebron, Amnesty International said today. Issa Amro’s trial is due to begin on 23 November at Ofer Military Court in the occupied West Bank. “The deluge of charges against Issa Amro does not stand up to any scrutiny.

Date:
22 November 2016
  • Campaigns
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel/OPT: Human rights defender administratively detained: Hasan Ghassan Ghaleb Safadi

Israeli authorities arrested Palestinian human rights defender Hasan Ghassan Ghaleb Safadi on 1 May. He was due to be released on bail on 10 June but he has been placed under a six-month administrative detention, despite his parents paying the bail to the court. The detention order was confirmed on 28 June.

Date:
4 July 2016
Ref:
MDE 15/4376/2016
  • Research
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israeli Government must cease intimidation of human rights defenders, protect them from attacks

The Israeli authorities must end their long-standing attacks on Palestinian human rights defenders (HRDs) and halt the climate of intimidation of HRDs in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today. Israeli authorities must take immediate steps to provide protection necessary for HRDs in Israel/OPT to carry out their work freely and without fear of attacks and harassment.

Date:
12 April 2016
Ref:
MDE 15/3824/2016
  • Research
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israeli authorities must end collective punishment of Palestinians in Hebron

As Palestinians in Hebron mark 22 years since the Israeli authorities first closed al-Shuhada Street in the Old City, and amid intensified and devastating closures imposed there since October 2015, Amnesty International is today calling on the Israeli authorities to lift the discriminatory restrictions, end the collective punishment of Palestinians in the city and protect human rights defenders there.

Date:
25 February 2016
Ref:
MDE 15/3529/2016
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  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Further information: Military court rejects activist's appeal: Abdallah Abu Rahma

The Israeli military court rejected an appeal by Palestinian human rights defender Abdallah Abu Rahma against a four-month suspended sentence imposed on him for his peaceful participation in a demonstration. In ruling, the military judge said, “It is my opinion that the appellant's enthusiasm should be ‘cooled down’ in the coming years”.

Date:
19 November 2015
Ref:
MDE 15/2907/2015
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  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel/OPT: Further information: Parliamentarian still held after bail granted

A military judge has ruled that Khalida Jarrar can be freed on bail, but then agreed to the Israeli military prosecution’s request to keep her in detention while they consider appealing. The judge noted that she could be placed in administrative detention, which allows for indefinite detention without charge.

Date:
26 May 2015
Ref:
MDE 15/1711/2015
  • Campaigns
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Israel: Further information: Activist faces prison for peaceful protest : Abdallah Abu Rahma

Prominent Palestinian activist and advocate of peaceful protest, Abdallah Abu Rahma, will be sentenced by an Israeli military judge on 23 February. If sent to jail he will be a prisoner of conscience held as a punishment and in order to silence him and put an end to his peaceful protests in the occupied West Bank.

Date:
11 February 2015
Ref:
MDE 15/0006/2015