Israel Places 15 Year Old Under Administrative Detention

19 Dec
4:08 AM

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, placed a Palestinian minor under detention at the Ofer Detention Center, west of Ramallah, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported.

The Prisoners’ Affairs Commission said in a statement that Hamza al-Hreimi, 15, was shot and injured in the thigh, by the Israeli soldiers, on Tuesday night. He was later moved to an Israeli hospital for treatment. In Beit Jala city, west o Bethlehem, the family home was invaded by occupation forces, with the purpose of detaining him.

The statement added that the Ofer Military Court is scheduled for Thursday to hold a hearing to extend al-Harimi’s detention.

Under the “administrative detention” order, Israel can imprison any Palestinian without charge or trial. The order is based on “secret evidence” that not even the lawyers of the accused have access to it. Administrative detention is renewable every 3-6 months. In many cases, some Palestinians are incarcerated behind bars for years, without charge or trial.

Photo: PCHR
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam

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