Hunger striking prisoner Bilal Diab collapsed during a High Court of Justice hearing. The Prison Service disregarded a judicial order to let MK Ahmad Tibi treat him. Bilal Diab, an administrative detainee on the 66th day of his hunger strike, collapsed today (Thursday) during a hearing in his case in the High Court of Justice. Despite his failing health, the High Court has yet to rule on his case, and while it may still rule today, it is likely the ruling will be postponed to Sunday. As Diab was removed from the courtroom, Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein said "there is…Read More... | 8 Comments
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Im Tirtzu, the ultra-nationalist organization whose main activity has involved witch-hunt campaigns against Israeli civil society and academia, has hit upon a new angle that it believes will save Israel, which one of its leaders unveiled in an op ed in Haaretz on Monday (Hebrew): expose human rights violations in the Arab and Muslim world! The first sign of the latest campaign was a surreal invitation to Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to join Im Tirtzu in a demonstration against the horrific massacres in Syria. PHR was disgusted, and wrote back: It's very clear that you have no intention of…Read More... | 21 Comments
Khader Adnan is on the 48th day of his hunger strike, protesting his administrative detention. He is chained to a bed in a Bnei Brak hospital, and it’s unknown whether his family will be permitted to visit him Khader Adnan, aged 34 of ‘Araba near Jenin, is on the 48th day of his hunger strike, and is held chained to a bed in the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak. So reports Israeli NGO Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I). Adnan is protesting his administrative detention. Adnan was detained on December 17, 2011, and went on a hunger strike the following day.…Read More... | 12 Comments
Mukhlis Burghal is one of the Palestinian prisoners who was exchanged for Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit. His experience in Israeli jails points to the state's disregard for prisoners' human rights The Alternative Information Center has an in-depth interview with Mukhlis Burghal, one of the Palestinian prisoners who was freed in exchange for Gilad Schalit. Speaking to an European journalist who goes by the nom de plume Mikaela Levin, Burghal, who spent 24 years in Israeli prisons for throwing a grenade at a bus full of Israeli soldiers, says, [The] initial questioning is one of the most difficult moments... My head…Read More... | 16 Comments
This is the first of what we hope will become a regular +972 Magazine feature - summary and analysis of how the news is reported in Israel. What stories make the headlines and what stories are neglected? Does the mainstream media support or 'push' a discernible narrative - and if so, what is that narrative? A summary of the names and editorial positions of Israel's four main dailies: Yedioth Aharonoth: sometimes called the 'national newspaper' or the 'newspaper of consensus,' Yedioth is the most widely read Israeli newspaper by far. Approximately 70 percent of Israelis who read a newspaper daily,…Read More... | 2 Comments
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