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Israeli military issued more than 1,000 administrative detention orders in 2017

Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian protester on 9 December 2017 in Jerusalem who stood in opposition of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital . [Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian protester on 9 December 2017 [Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities issued 1,086 administrative detention orders – detention without charge or trial – against Palestinian prisoners in 2017, reported Wattan, citing a report by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies.

According to the report, 647 of those orders were renewal orders for prisoners already in administrative detention, ranging from 2-6 months each.

Israeli occupation authorities can extend a Palestinian prisoner’s detention without charge or trial indefinitely.

439 of the total were for new orders, whereby a Palestinian arrested by occupation forces is transferred to administrative detention.

Israel’s systematic use of administrative detention as a tool of political repression against Palestinians living under military occupation has been condemned by various local and international human rights bodies.

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