Scores of Jaffa-based activists demonstrated in the city's historical Clock Tower Square calling for the release of Walid Daqqa, a Palestinian political prisoner serving a life sentence in Israeli prison. Daqqa was convicted of participating in resistance operation that targeted an Israeli soldier, and has been jailed since 1986. Recently, Palestinian MK Bassel Ghattas was accused of trying to smuggle a cell phone to Daqqa, who, like all Palestinian political prisoners, are forbidden from using telephones. In retaliation, the Israeli prison Services transferred Daqqa from Ketziot prison to solitary confinement in Ramon prison. Protesters demanded his release from solitary confinement and his release from prison after more than three decades. Although a few Israeli fascists attempted to threaten demonstrators and disrupt the event, the protest concluded without incident.

“Free Walid Daqqa” – Jaffa, 2 February, 2017

Scores of Jaffa-based activists demonstrated in the city’s historical Clock Tower Square calling for the release of Walid Daqqa, a Palestinian political prisoner serving a life sentence in Israeli prison. Daqqa was convicted of participating in resistance operation that targeted an Israeli soldier, and has been jailed since 1986. Recently, Palestinian MK Bassel Ghattas was…

About 100 people participated in a demonstration at the historic clock tower square in Jaffa, callng for the release of Darin Tatur. Tatur, a Palestinian woman from the Galilee, was arrested last October for a poem she wrote, "rise, my people, rise." After months in jail, the court agreed to release her to house arrest until the end of legal proceedings. As her trial for "incitement" is still ongoing, Tatur remains under house arrest. Tatur's arrest and trial are part of a broader trend of increased state surveillance of Palestinians and countless indictments for "incitement" over social media. 
The Jaffa demonstration was organized by local activists, and Tatur's father and uncle were also in attendance. Israeli Jewish passers by hurled racist insults at protesters.

Free Darin Tatur, Jaffa, 25.6.2016

Darin Tatur’s father also participated in the demonstration calling for the release of his daughter About 100 people participated in a demonstration at the historic clock tower square in Jaffa, callng for the release of Darin Tatur. Tatur, a Palestinian woman from the Galilee, was arrested last October for a poem she wrote, “rise, my…

Khader Adnan's father raising his arm when he is notified of the deal with his son

On the 55th day of his hunger strike, Palestinian political prisoner was allowed a visit from his family: his parents, wife, Randa and their children at Asaf Harofeh hospital in Sarafand, where he is currently hospitalized. After the visit, during which Randa was appalled by her husband's condition, the family decided to stage a sit-in outside the hospital, calling supporters to join them and pressure the Israeli military system to release Adnan. Scores of Palestinians gathered outside the hospital and chanted in solidarity with Adnan, who was within earshot of the protest. Several MKs from the Joint List were also in attendance and offered the family their support. Finally, late in the evening, a deal was reached: Khader Adnan is to cease his hunger strike and Israel will release him from administrative detention 12 July.

Solidarity with Khader Adnan 28/06/2015

On the 55th day of his hunger strike, Palestinian political prisoner was allowed a visit from his family: his parents, wife, Randa and their children at Asaf Harofeh hospital in Sarafand, where he is currently hospitalized. After the visit, during which Randa was appalled by her husband’s condition, the family decided to stage a sit-in…

Commemorating Palestinian prisoner's day, protesters gathered in the outskirts of Bitunia, adjacent to the Ofer military compound and prison, where hundreds of Palestinian detainees are currently jailed. The IDF attempted to disperse protesters using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported.

Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, Bitunia

Commemorating Palestinian prisoner’s day, protesters gathered in the outskirts of Bitunia, adjacent to the Ofer military compound and prison, where hundreds of Palestinian detainees are currently jailed. The IDF attempted to disperse protesters using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported. As of February 2015, there were 5609 Palestinians in Israeli jails,…