Report: “%100 Of Administrative Detainees Are Former Prisoners”

May 13, 2013 1:38 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0
13 May
1:38 PM

The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights reported that all of the Palestinian current administrative detainees, held by Israel without charges, are former political prisoners who have been repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by Israel. Fuad Al-Khoffash, head of the Ahrar Center, reported that Israeli is currently holding captive 218 detainees under Administrative Detention, mainly at the Negev detention camp and Ofer prison, while the rest are held in Majiddo, Hadarim and other prisons.

Al-Khoffash added that %80 of the Administrative Detainees are supporters of the Hamas movement, and that some of them spent more than 15 years after being kidnapped and detained numerous times without charges.

He said that most of the Administrative Detainees are from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, followed by the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Al-Khoffash said that detainee Ayed Doudeen, from Hebron, spent a total of 15 years in prison, including eight years under Administrative Detention, also detainee Nazeeh Abu ‘Oon, spent 13 years in Israeli prisons, and has been under Administrative Detention since he was kidnapped last time two years ago.

Furthermore, the Ahrar center reported that elected former Minister of Detainee, Wasfi Qabha, has been under Administrative Detention since two years, and added that Israel is currently holding captive 13 elected legislators, including nine who are held under Administrative Detention.

The center called for local, regional and international legal actions to expose the ongoing Israeli violations against all Palestinian political detainees, especially administrative detainees, in order to ensure an end to the illegal Israeli practice and policies.

Detainees held under Administrative Detention do not even know what charges they are facing as Israel holds them under the pretext of having a “secret file” against them, a file that neither the detainees, nor their lawyers, have access to.

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