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Israel issues 66 administrative detention against Palestinians

Israeli occupation forces [file photo]
Israeli occupation forces [file photo]

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday issued and renewed 66 administrative detentions against Palestinians, including three journalists, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club reported.

The PPC said that the Israeli occupation renewed 22 administrative detention orders and issued 44 new one.

One of the three journalists, the PPC said, is Nidal Abu Akar, who has previously spent 13 years in Israeli jails including nine years under administrative detention.

According to the PPC, the number of the Palestinians under administrative detention has risen sharply since October last year, reaching more than 700.

Since 2000, the Israeli occupation has issued around 25,000 administrative detention orders against Palestinians, including males, females and minors.

A number of Palestinians prisoners are currently on hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention.

Bilal Kayed yesterday suspended his hunger striker after 71 days as the Israeli occupation pledged not to renew his administrative detention term.

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