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Palestinian prisoner boycotts Israeli military courts

December 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Palestinian prisoner Mohamed Al-Najjar [Image:]

Palestinian prisoner Mohamed Al-Najjar, 32, has announced his boycott of the Israeli military courts after they issued a new administrative detention order against him, Quds Press reported yesterday.

According to a statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC), Al-Najjar, from the Hebron refugee camp of Al-Fawwar, announced his boycott after they had issued a new six-month administrative detention order against him.

Israeli forces arrested Al-Najjar in November last year after assaulting and beating him, the PPC statement said.

Al-Najjar, who is the head of the Youth Gathering in Support for Palestinian Prisoners, has spent a total of six years inside Israeli jails, including about half of them under administrative detention.

Hundreds of Palestinians are currently inside Israeli jails under administrative detention orders, through which the Israeli occupation imprison Palestinians for renewable three to six-month terms for “secret reasons.”

Currently, there are 700 Palestinian prisoners under administrative detention inside Israeli jails, including 64 women. The number of minors is around 400, including 13 girls.