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Israel issues 40 administrative detention in 10 days

Israeli security forces take a Palestinian into custody following a clash between Israeli security forces and Palestinians on 6 October 2017 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities have issued 40 administrative detention orders against Palestinian prisoners in the first 10 days of October, Quds Press reported today.

The Palestinian Prisoner Club (PPC) said in a statement that the Israeli occupation authorities issued 16 new administrative detention orders and renewed 24 others.

It said that the 40 administrative detentions ranged between three to six months, noting that some of those who had their detention orders renewed spent years under administrative detention inside the occupation’s jails.

“Israel is using the administrative detention to deter the Palestinian resistance,” the PPC said.

Israel keeps the reason these prisoners are detained as a “secret”.

Read: Palestinian child narrates horrifying experience of 10-hour detention by Israeli forces

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 that 6,500 Palestinians are being held in Israeli jails, including 56 women and girls, 350 boys, 13 MPs and 500 under administrative detention.

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