Israeli prison authorities are reporting today that they have extended the Administrative Detention of Palestinian Minister of Finance Dr. Omar Abdul Razzaq. The prison authorities will be detaining Dr. Razzaq for an additional ten days, pending investigation, in the well-known Ayalon Prison in Israel.

The Minister’s son, Said, is also being held in Administrative Detention. Currently, prison authorities at Jalameh Prison are refusing to allow family members visitation rights.

On a related note, an Israeli military court has indicted Palestinian Legislative Council member Dr. Nasser Abdel Gawad. His appellate hearing is scheduled for 30 July 2006.