The Shin Bet, Israel’s intelligence agency, on Sunday, decided to renew the detention of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member and Hamas leader, Hasan Yousuf, for four months, under administrative detention.

Sheikh Hasan Yousuf, 65, was scheduled for release on March 31, 2020, and just two days before his release, according to his family, the Shin Bet placed him under administrative detention.

After having served 1 year in Israeli prison, Sheikh Hasan Yousef will have served a total of 20 years.

Administrative detention is used by the Israeli occupation to keep Palestinian prisoners incarcerated without charge or trial, renewed for up to four months at a time, indefinitely.

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