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Israel issued 50 administrative detention orders in September

Image of Israeli soldiers arresting a Palestinian youth in West Bank on 31 May 2014 [Nedal Eshtayah/Apaimages]
Israeli soldiers arresting a Palestinian youth in West Bank on 31 May, 2014 [Nedal Eshtayah/Apaimages]

Israel has issued 50 administrative orders against Palestinian prisoners since start of September, the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) said yesterday.

According to Quds Press, the PPC said that 16 of the administrative detention orders were issued against prisoners who had already spent months or years inside Israeli jails without charge.

Administrative detention is collective punishment, added the PPC.

A prisoner under the administrative detention spends unlimited time inside jails and without indictment. “Israel is using the administrative detention to deter the Palestinian resistance,” the PPC said.

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Israeli authorities claim that the reasons these prisoners are detained is “secret”.

The NGO Military Court Watch said that Israeli prison services have not issued statistics about how many Palestinians have been locked up since April this year.

Rights groups estimate the number of Palestinians inside Israeli jails to be 6,500, including 56 women and girls, 350 boys, 13 MPs and 500 under administrative detention.

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