81 Palestinians Placed under Administrative Detention since Early March

March 25, 2015 4:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0
25 Mar
4:02 AM

Israeli authorities have issued administrative detention orders against 81 Palestinian detainees since the beginning of March, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), on Tuesday.PPS, in a press release, said that 15 prisoners received detention orders without charge or trial, including 13 prisoners whose sentence was renewed for numerous times, while the remaining two received new orders.

Administrative detention is an archaic procedure dating back to the time of British Mandate Palestine which allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their illegal administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy which violates international law.

B’Tselem, the Israeli information center for human rights, has stressed: “International law stipulates that it may be exercised only in very exceptional cases – and then only as a last possible resort, when there are no other means available to prevent the danger.”

In the case of Palestinian detainees, Israel routinely uses administrative detention against Palestinians. Statistics show that over the years, thousands of Palestinians have been held in Israeli custody as administrative detainees for extended periods of time.

Following are the names of the 15 detainees who most recently received administrative detention orders:

Iyad Salmi
Qalqilia
Six months

Ahmad Ikhlil
Hebron
Four months

Alaa Titi
Hebron
Four months

Ramzi al-Khatib
Hebron
Four months

Ahid Abu Fara
Hebron
Four months

Mohammed Amro
Hebron
Four months

Motaz Qawasmeh
Bethlehem
Three months

Arsalan Abu Hadid
Bethlehem
Three months

Ali Hamdan
Bethlehem
Three months

Ismail Eliyan
Bethlehem
Three months

Nabih Abd al-Aziz
Nablus
Three months

Ahmad Ra’e
Qalqilia
Two months

Fallah Nada
Ramallah
Two months

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