Ibrahim Hamid was born and raised in the West Bank village of Silwad, north-east of Ramallah.
He obtained a BSc degree in political science from Birzeit University and worked as a researcher at the Centre for Refugee Studies. He has written and published several papers on the depopulated Palestinian villages.
Since his arrest in May 2006, Ibrahim Hamid has been held in Asqalan prison, in solitary confinement, and denied visits from his family. His wife and two children were later expelled to Jordan. Despite several requests through the International Red Cross, she has been unable to visit him. The only information she has received concerning her husband was conveyed through lawyers.
Since his arrest in May 2006, Ibrahim Hamid has been held in Asqalan prison, in solitary confinement, and denied visits from his family.
To date, Ibrahim Hamid has not been charged, tried or convicted in a court. He is being held simply because the Israelis accuse him of supporting resistance activities against its occupation. They recently refused to release him during the exchange deal, describing him as a danger to Israel’s security.