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Palestinian human rights defender: 30,000 administrative detention orders since Al-Aqsa Intifada

28 Sep 2022 - 18:42

A Palestinian human rights lawyer, who specializes in the affairs of Palestinian prisoners, confirmed that the occupation authorities exaggerated the use of administrative detention, and made it a constant behavior in its dealings with Palestinians, and a means of collective punishment.

He added that the occupation authorities are still holding in their prisons and detention centers more than 750 administrative detainees, without charge or trial, including elected representatives, academics, writers and media professionals, lawyers, intellectuals, community leaders, children, patients and the elderly.

Farwana pointed out that the administrative detainees resorted to several protest steps in order to reject the administrative detention, including hunger strikes.

Since last Sunday, 30 Palestinian prisoners in the occupation's prisons have started an open hunger strike, in refusal to continue their administrative detention.

It is noteworthy that this step comes in light of the continued escalation of administrative detention operations by the occupation, and the expansion of the targeting circle, as more than 750 administrative detainees are held in its prisons.

According to Palestinian statistics; 80% of the administrative detainees are former prisoners who spent years in the occupation prisons.

and "administrative"; Arrest without charge or trial, and without allowing the detainee or his lawyer to inspect the material of the evidence, in clear and explicit violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law, so that "Israel" is the only party in the world that practices this policy.

The occupation authorities claim that the administrative detainees have "secret files" that can never be revealed, so the detainee does not know the length of his sentence or the charges against him.

The total number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the prisons of the occupation until the end of last August reached about four thousand and 650 prisoners, according to institutions concerned with the affairs of prisoners.

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