Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinians vow hunger strikes if Israel worsens jail conditions

Detainees say Israeli proposals, including water rations and limits on family visits, are a 'declaration of war'.

Palestinians vow hunger strikes if Israel worsens jail conditions

Middle East

Israel vows to 'worsen' conditions for Palestinian prisoners

Planned moves unveiled by Israeli security minister include limiting water supplies and cutting number of family visits.

Israel vows to 'worsen' conditions for Palestinian prisoners

Middle East

Israeli forces arrest Palestinian female journalist in Hebron

At least 63 Palestinian women are being held in Israeli prisons, including journalists and mothers.

Israeli forces arrest Palestinian female journalist in Hebron

Women's Rights

Pakistani convicts teach inmates their legal rights

In an experimental approach, convicts lead a legal awareness programme in overcrowded Pakistani Jails.

Pakistani convicts teach inmates their legal rights

Palestine

Palestinian prisoner: I'm scared to look in the mirror

Israa Jaabis suffered burns and charged with attempted murder after her car exploded near Israeli checkpoint in 2015.

Israel neglecting severely burned prisoner's needs

Palestine

Palestinian ex-prisoners protest halt in PA salaries

Former detainees, most of whom are Hamas affiliates, rally against move by Ramallah authorities to cut their salaries.

Palestinian ex-prisoners protest halt in PA salaries

Opinion

Resisting injustice: Hunger strikes in US and Palestine

As long as there is unjust incarceration in the US and Israel, there will be hunger strikes of resistance.

Azadeh Shahshahani

by Azadeh Shahshahani
- Audrey Bomse

Azadeh Shahshahani

Palestine

How my father survived a hunger strike in Israel

A Palestinian activist reflects on her father's 33-day hunger strike in Israeli jails, 37 years ago.

How my father survived a hunger strike in Israel

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: 17 prisoners killed after jailbreak

Three prisoners captured, 17 shot dead, and 57 still at large in a mass jailbreak from Buimo jail, according to reports.

Prison guards kill inmates after jailbreak in Lae

Palestine

Palestinian hunger strikers: 'They had no choice'

Family of Majd Ziadeh, one of 1,500 hunger-striking prisoners, say they support the fight for dignity and humanity.

Palestinian hunger strikers: 'They had no choice'

Palestine

Palestinian hunger strike highlights medical neglect

Prison doctors should be answerable to Israel's health ministry, not the prison service, experts contend.

Palestinian hunger strike highlights medical neglect

Middle East

Prisoners' strike: A message for Israel and Abbas

Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike is a call for Palestinian unity against factionalism and Israeli occupation.

Why are Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike?

Human Rights

Israel rejects appeal against force-feeding prisoners

Supreme court rejects an appeal from Israeli doctors who view the practice as torture and medically risky.

Israel rejects appeal against force-feeding prisoners

Human Rights

Palestinian ex-prisoner dies after Israeli 'neglect'

Rights groups blame Shawamreh's death on Israeli prison 'medical negligence' during his time in jail.

Palestinian ex-prisoner Naim Shawamreh dies

Middle East

Palestine: 'Hundreds detained' since start of Ramadan

Monitoring group says 330 Palestinians, including 60 children, have been detained as raids in West Bank are stepped up.

Palestine: 'Hundreds detained' since start of Ramadan