Tag Archive for Palestinian prisoners

Arab Report: Qatar began mediating prisoner exchange between Hamas, Israel


Arab-Israeli newspaper reports Hamas made their engagement in negotiations conditional upon the re-release of 60 Palestinians prisoners who were first released as part of the ‘Shalit deal’ but later arrested once again. Israel agreed, but insists they be relocated to Qatar or Gaza, a condition Hamas outright rejected.

By Elior Levy


The Arab-Israeli newspaper Kul al-Arab has reported that Qatar is mediating between Israel and Hamas in a potential prisoner exchange deal that would secure the release of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin and Staff Sergeant Oron Shaul, who were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. Continue Reading »

Israeli Arab lawmaker suspected of smuggling phones to imprisoned Palestinians


Speaking about the Joint List, the Arab political party that holds 13 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that the report about Ghattas is “more proof that the Joint List is really a joint list of spies and traitors.”

By i24news


Israeli police launched an investigation into an Israeli Arab lawmaker for allegedly smuggling cell phones to Palestinians imprisoned in Israel, local media reported Sunday.

Basel Ghattas, a lawmaker from the Balad Party, which is part of the Joint (Arab) List, will be summoned by the police for questioning after the Israel Prison Services said they received information that he was planning to transfer the phones into the Keziot Prison. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist still held in US lock-down 2 years after prison ‘release’

Because U.S. gov’t says Jordanian-born Mohammed Rashed is still a threat & should remain in custody, he’s been remanded to immigration’s custody since finishing his prison sentence in 2013, for the 1982 airliner bombing.

By the Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


The U.S. has a “concrete plan” to deport a Jordanian-born Palestinian who put a bomb on a passenger flight in 1982, a government lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that the man should stay in custody until his deportation because he remains a terrorist threat.

Mohammed Rashed during an appeals court hearing in Athens in 1991 [Archive] – Photo: AP

However, an attorney for Mohammed Rashed called the claim “another in a long line of delay tactics” by the government and argued for Rashed’s immediate release from immigration custody, where he has been held finishing a prison sentence in early 2013. Continue Reading »

Arrested Hamas Operative Tells All to IDF


Cleared for publication: A Hamas terror operative, caught and arrested in early April after an unsuccessful infiltration attempt into Israel, ‘spills his guts,’ conveying a wealth of information on weapons caches, operatives’ identities, and on terror tunnels.

By Yoav Zitun


A Hamas terror operative who is affiliated with the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades was arrested by Israel in early April.

Terror operative Mahmoud 'Atuna (Photo: Shin Bet)

Terror operative Mahmoud ‘Atuna – Photo: Shin Bet

He revealed a wealth of information regarding the tunnels following an interrogation.

The operative, Mohammad Atuna, 29, was arrested after crossing the border fence and in possession of two knives. He crossed with the intent of attacking Israeli forces on the border with Gaza. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Palestinians Never Stopped Paying Jailed Terrorists with Foreign Aid


Despite assurances to stop paying terrorists with foreign aid received from US, EU, UK, & a dozen European countries, a recent report documented that Palestinian Authority is paying no less than $116 million a year in monthly stipends to convicted terrorists and their families.


The Palestinian Authority has continued to award lifetime payments to convicted terrorists, despite a promise to end the practice, an investigative report published Sunday by The Mail on Sunday (MoS) revealed. The report was part of a broader investigation into what the paper described as the “wasteful” use of British taxpayer money. Continue Reading »

Hezbollah chief says Mossad killed fugitive hiding inside Bulgaria’s Palestinian Embassy


Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah says the Mossad, with Saudi Arabia’s collaboration, successfully assassinated PFLP fugitive inside the Palestinian Embassy in Bulgaria, and “the Arab regimes don’t raise a finger.”

By Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff


Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday accused Israel and its foreign intelligence agency, Mossad, of killing fugitive terrorist Omar Nayef Zayed in the Palestinian Embassy in Bulgaria in late February.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses a crowd via video on Sunday – Photo: AFP

“The Mossad assassinated him and the Arab regimes don’t raise a finger,” Nasrallah said in a speech broadcast via video link by Al-Manar, the Hezbollah-affiliated satellite television station. Continue Reading »

Did Palestinian Embassy in Bulgaria throw wanted PFLP terrorist out the window?


Omar Nayef Zayed, convicted in Israel of murdering student Eliyahu Amadi in 1986, escape prison & fled to Bulgaria, was found gravely wounded in the garden of the Palestinian embassy in Sofia, before dying of his wounds.

By Elior Levy, Itamar Eichner


Wanted terrorist Omar Nayef Zayed was found dead at the Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria, local media reported on Friday morning.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Zayed, 51, was convicted along with two others of the murder of yeshiva student Eliyahu Amadi at Jerusalem’s Old City in 1986, when he was 22 years old.  Continue Reading »

Zoabi condemns jailing teen terrorists as ‘medieval’, but is OK with their knife-attacks


view videoArab MK fumes over the Jewish State’s ‘fascist’ moves to halt wave of teen stabbing attacks directed at Jews, claiming the age of criminal responsibility should be higher, as to not jail them for ‘attempted murder’ or ‘murder’.

By Tova Dvorin


MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint List) harshly criticized the Justice Ministry’s push to lower the age by which minors can be sentenced to jail to 12, claiming that the decision is “fascist” and a human rights violation.

Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint List)

“This tramples rights and radically tramples lives,” Zoabi fumed. “This proposal illustrates how the state is becoming fascist, and it proves it’s not willing to wake up and understand.” Continue Reading »

Hamas leader Meshaal: Return of IDF bodies for return of jailed Barghouti


Hamas top gangster says he’ll return the kidnapped bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin in return of Fatah mass-murdering arch-terrorist Barghouti and PFLP’s assassin Saadat.

By Arutz Sheva staff


Khaled Meshaal, the head of Hamas’s politburo, said Wednesday in a statement to the press that his organization will demand the release of Fatah arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti and PFLP head Ahmed Saadat in exchange for the bodies of IDF soldiers First Sergeant Oron Shaul and Lt. Hadar Goldin.

Hagar Goldin, Oron Shaul l”z

Shaul and Goldin’s names came up recently after Israel decided to hand over bodies of dead terrorists to the Palestinian Authority, despite initially saying it would not. Continue Reading »

Palestinian President Offers Hefty Payments to Those Who Murder Jews


view videoPalestinian Authority documents show that terrorists responsible for some of the most barbaric attacks on Israelis earned payments of $52,000 – $78,000 in 2013.
• WATCH newest Palestinian “educational” video that’s inciting acts of terror against innocent Israeli civilians by teaching, ‘How to kill Jews’.

By Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff


Israel Radio on Tuesday exposed the existence of official Palestinian Authority documents that prove that Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel who collectively murdered hundreds of Israelis are earning salaries of hundreds of thousands of shekels, paid to them or to their beneficiaries via the PA’s Prisoners Affairs Ministry. Continue Reading »

Court suspends detention when Palestinian hunger-striker found with brain-damage

Palestinian prisoner Allan ends his 65 day hunger strike after Israel’s High Court of Justice freed him from administrative detention because of deteriorating medical condition.



Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike Wednesday after the High Court of Justice freed him from his administrative detention due to his deteriorating medical condition, his lawyer said.


A handout supporting a Palestinian hunger striker. – Photo: Courtesy

“The story is over, administrative detention is canceled and therefore there is no strike,” Jameel Khatib told Reuters.

The High Court of Justice late Wednesday night made the decision after the revelation Wednesday afternoon that his brain had been damaged. Continue Reading »

Israeli doctors vow court fight over Knesset sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

After learning the Knesset passed law allowing force-feeding of hunger striking security prisoners, Israel’s Medical Association declared their doctors will challenge ruling in Supreme Court even though Interior Minister Erdan says law is necessary. 

By Associated Press, Rotem Elizera, Moran Azulay


Israel’s parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.

Force-feeding prisoners; doctors vow court fight


The law allows a judge to sanction the force-feeding or administration of medical treatment if there is a threat to the inmate’s life, even if the prisoner refuses. Continue Reading »

6th Israeli Murdered So Far by Imprisoned Terrorists Freed in ‘Shalit Swap’

The latest murder in Israel brings to six the number of Israelis ambushed & brutally murdered by terrorists that were freed from incarceration is a trade for a single soldier in 2011.

By Gil Ronen


Opponents of the 2011 deal that freed captured soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1,070 terrorist prisoners are experiencing a sad vindication as more and more Israelis are being murdered by terrorists freed in that deal.

News of the arrest of the terror ring that was responsible for the recent murder of Malachi Rosenfeld includes the information that the cell was directed from Gaza by Ahmed Najar, who was freed in the Shalit deal. Continue Reading »

Israel passes bill permitting force-feeding of endangered prisoners from hunger strike

Israel Medical Association objects to measure, emboldening Hamas’ demands for Israel’s immediate release of hunger striking prisoners.

By i24news


Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved draft legislation that would allow hunger striking prisoners to be force-fed if their lives are determined to be in jeopardy.

A Palestinian man stands chained to a cage during a demonstration in Ramallah, in the West Bank, in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails. – Photo: AFP

The bill was revived by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan last week and initially passed its first reading in the previous Knesset last June, but never made it into law. Continue Reading »

Israeli Judge Reverses Order to Release Palestinian Parliament Member From Jail

New evidence presented to Israeli judge forces cancel release of PFLP MP, as a security risk; she’s accused of inciting the abductions of IDF soldiers.

By Ari Yashar


Khalida Jarrar, an MP on the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) who was arrested for terrorism charges, and had been ordered to be released two weeks ago, will remain in jail. Based on new evidence, a military court judge has canceled her release as the case against her continues.

The Arab NGO Addameer told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency on Tuesday that last Thursday the judge reversed the ruling, recognizing the MP as a security risk based on evidence that was not publicly released due to its sensitive nature. Continue Reading »