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Salah Hamouri

Salah Hamouri

Sector : Academic Figures, Law

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1985
  • Age: 38
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Salah Hammouri (born on April 25, 1985 to a French mother and a Palestinian father) is a Palestinian-French lawyer and field researcher at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. His wife, a French national, has been banned since January 2016 from entering Israel or the occupied West Bank to visit him. Hamori was arrested in 2005 on charges of plotting to assassinate Ovadia Yosef, the founder of the ultra-Orthodox party Shas, and the former Sephardi chief rabbi of Israel. After more than 3 years under detention without being given any trial, and on the advice of his lawyer, Salah pleaded guilty, despite protesting his innocence, in a judicial settlement deal in order to avoid a 14-year prison sentence, and thus a military court sentenced him to 7 years in prison. the prison.

Hamouri was released in a prisoner exchange deal for the return of the Israeli prisoner Gilad Shalit in December 2011.

Hammouri was repeatedly placed under a system of compulsory administrative detention - which Amnesty International has described as a gross violation of human rights.” Salah Hammouri is a prisoner of free thought and opinion.

Early life and career
Salah was born in Jerusalem and originally from there as well. He lives in Al-Ram (Jerusalem), which is surrounded by the borders of the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem. Salah was born on April 25, 1985 to a family of 5 members - father, mother, brother (Amir) and sister (Caroline). His mother is called Denise-Annick Hammouri (her family name before marriage is Guido), and she is French from Bourg-en-Bresse and works as a teacher of the French language in a private Catholic school in West Jerusalem. His father, Hassan Hamouri, is a Palestinian who runs a restaurant in East Jerusalem. Salah can speak three languages fluently, namely Arabic, Hebrew and French, and has dual citizenship; Palestinian and French, and holds a French citizenship and an Israeli residency card.


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