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Israel issued 432 administrative detention orders in 2019

Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinian protesters during a protest after Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian who allegedly attempted knife attack in Hebron, West Bank on September 19, 2016.
Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinians in Hebron, West Bank on 19 September 2016 [file photo]

Israeli occupation authorities have issued 432 administrative detention orders against Palestinians since the start of 2019, the Palestine Prisoners’ Centre for Studies (PPCS) reported yesterday.

The PPCS’ spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the number included 294 renewed orders and 138 new orders.

He noted that the orders ranged from between two and six months.

Al-Ashqar said that the continuous Israeli detention of Palestinian prisoners without trials is a clear violation of international laws and conventions.

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He said that there are currently 500 Palestinian prisoners being held under administrative detention inside Israeli jails, including four MPs, two children and one woman.

Six have launched a hunger strike in protest of their continued detention.

Administrative Detention

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

Al-Ashqar called for the international community to put an end to Israel’s disregard for international laws and conventions.

He also called for the Palestinian Authority to urgently raise the issue of administrative detention inside the Israeli jails to the ICC.

There are 5,700 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails, including 48 women, 230 children, and 700 who require medical care.

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