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Israel renews administrative detention of Palestinian MP, Hassan Yousef

Palestinian MP, Hassan Yousef

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday renewed the administrative detention of Hamas leader and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Hassan Yousef.

    • Administrative detention is the arrest and detention of individuals by the state without charge or trial. It is applicable on a renewable six month term.

“My father’s administrative detention has been renewed for four months for the second time after he spent six months in detention,” Yousef’s son Owais wrote on Facebook.

Sheikh Yousef was due to be released on 12 June.

The 63-year-old was arrested in December only three months after being released having spent 22 months in administrative detention.

Yousef has spent more than 13 years in Israeli jails.

READ: Israel issued 128 administrative detention orders in 2018 

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