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Report: 67% of Palestinian detainees see their detention renewed

May 23, 2019 at 4:26 am

Demonstration in Gaza in support of Muhammad Al-Qeeq who is being held under administrative detention [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Two-thirds of the 490 Palestinian prisoners under administrative detention inside Israeli jails see their jail term renewed at least once while in Israeli jails. Sentences range between two and six months, Palestine Centre for Studies said yesterday.

In a report, the Centre said that the Israeli occupation aims to lock down the Palestinian prisoners the longest time possible inside prisons without trials.

The Centre described the situation of these prisoners, who are incarcerated based on secret information kept by the Israeli intelligence, as “political hostages.”

According to the report, Israel holds fake hearings, for these prisoners and administrative detentions are often renewed.

The Centre said that 71 prisoners had administrative detention renewed for the second consecutive time, 172 renewed for the third successive term, 66 renewed for the fourth time and 25 for the fifth time.

Meanwhile, the Centre said, 155 prisoners held in administrative detention are in their first term. Most of them are former prisoners.

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