Israel and The Occupied Palestinian Territories News

The Israeli authorities must release or admit to hospital Palestinian hunger striker Samer al-Barq, who has been held without charge or trial since July 2010.

Amnesty International has condemned an Israeli court's decision that the government of Israel bears no responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie.

The Israeli authorities must investigate allegations that two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest at their continued administrative detention have been ill-treated.

A suspected suicide attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria has been condemned by Amnesty International.


Israel must release all Palestinians held under long-standing administrative detention laws or charge and try them promptly and fairly, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Two thousand Palestinians held in Israeli prisons suspended a month-long hunger strike after Israel agreed several measures to improve prison conditions – a move seen by Amnesty International as a step toward compliance with Israel's human rights obligations.

The expected release of Palestinian Khader Adnan after four months in Israeli custody without charge or trial coincides with a mass prisoner hunger strike which Amnesty International says demonstrates anger over administrative detention and prison conditions. 

A “dangerous” statement by the office of International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor that it cannot consider allegations of crimes committed during the 2008-9 Gaza conflict means Palestinian and Israeli victims seem likely to be denied justice, Amnesty International said.


The Israeli authorities should immediately release Hana Shalabi or charge her with a recognisable criminal offence, Amnesty International said today amid fears the woman could die in detention after 37 days on hunger strike.