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Report: Israel issued 1,022 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in 2019

Palestinians take part during a protest against the administrative detention, in front of Red Cross office in Gaza city on 22 February 2018. [Ashraf Amra]

The Palestinian Prisoners Centre for Studies said yesterday that Israel has issued 1,022 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in 2019.

The group said in a statement that there were ten per cent more administrative detention orders – imprisonment without charge or trial – issued by Israeli courts in 2019 compared to 2018 when 920 orders were documented.

Spokesman Riyad Al-Ashqar said 380 new administrative detention orders were issued in 2019; the majority against previously freed prisoners, compared with 642 renewals.

Some prisoners had their detention orders renewed for the sixth time, Al-Ashqar  explained.

Twenty per cent of the orders were issued I the occupied West Bank cities of hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem.

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