The Israeli military court of Salem sentenced two Palestinians to prison terms and gave extended ‘administrative detention’ orders to three others on Monday morning.
Ahmed Dalow was sentenced to three years and a NIS 3,000 fine while Motasim Radwan from the West Bank city of Qalqilia to 20 months and a NIS 2,000 as a fine. The Israeli Court would not reveal the mens’ charges.
Also the court extended the administrative detention of Hammam Al Shobki for the fourth time, while extended it for the third time for Bahaa Samara and Yahya Budra.
‘Administrative detention’ is an Israeli government policy that has been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice, by which the Israeli government holds Palestinian residents for indefinite periods of time, without charging them with a crime. Over 7,000 Palestinians are imprisoned in Israel, at least 1500 of whom are in administrative detention, without charges.