Land Theft and Settler Violence. Qarawat Bani Hassan- An Update

Two IWPS reports from 2014 on Qarawat Bani Hassan, a Palestinian town in the Salfit Governate, echo the struggles that the people of the village: population 5,500 are still facing today.  Today, a breezy, cool and cloudless day as Fawzi Fayis Rayyan,…

Two Shot with Live Ammunition at Kufr Qaddum Demonstration in UN Observers Presence

Bulldozers flanked with Israeli occupation forces and military jeeps cleared the stone strewn main road of Kufr Qaddum during today’s Friday demonstration.  Minutes into arriving, a live bullet was fired into the crowd of young Palestinians waiting for their weekly…

Misdiagnosis, Negligence and Mistreatment- How the Israeli Prison Establishment Violates Palestinians Human Rights

When 54 year old Faisal Sabaneh arrived from the Salem military court north of Jenin back to the Megiddo Prison in historic Palestine, a few hundred meters south of Tel Megiddo, where he was being held during his latest of 8…

17 Trees for 17 Prisoners: Burin Honors their Detainees

On Palestinian Prisoners Day in the small, yet beautiful village of Burin, population 3200, a 74 year old shepherd was tending to his flock when, according to Israeli occupation forces, he committed an arrestable crime. Having “stepped over the line”…

Remembering Deir Yassin 67 Years Later

“…his eyes have a strange, cruel, cold look. I explain my mission to him which has nothing in common with that of a judge or arbiter. I want to help the wounded and bring back the dead.”

"It is as if you have been buried under the earth."  Palestinians in Israeli Prisons

“If I had anything lying around to kill myself with, I would have done it.”