The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Tuesday, that a female detainee from Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, was slapped with an arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, despite her deteriorating health condition.

The Committee stated that the detainee, Shorouq Mohammad Mousa al-Badan, 25, from Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, was abducted by Israeli soldiers on July 15th, after the army stormed her home and ransacked it at dawn.

It added that Shorouq was instantly moved to Etzion detention center, south of Bethlehem, before she was transferred to Damoun Israeli prison.

The Committee said Shorouq was placed in small cell that is extremely hot and lacks even the minimum standards, in addition to being filled with dirt and bugs, before her health condition witnessed a serious deterioration, including vomiting and very sharp pain in the kidneys, in addition to vomiting blood.

It also warned that Israel’s continued use of the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders against the detainees, is a serious violation of basic human rights, and added that there are currently 500 Palestinians held under such orders, including nine who are holding open-ended hunger strikes demanding to be released, and protesting the very bad living conditions they face.

It is worth mentioning that al-Badan was slapped with an arbitrary Administrative Detention order for six months.

Israel is also holding another Palestinian woman, identified as Fida Mohammad Da’mas, 24, under consecutive administrative detention orders for the last fourteen months.

Fida Mohammad Da’mas

Fida was abducted on May 29th, 2018, after the soldiers stormed and violently searched her family’s home, before she was transferred to Etzion detention and interrogation center, south of Bethlehem, and was later moved to HaSharon prison before she was transferred to Damoun prison.

She received the first administrative detention order for six months just one week after she was taken prisoner and has since been held under repeatedly renewed orders without charges or trial. Fida’ started an open-ended hunger strike on July 8th, 2019.

Fida is a third-year university student, studying Business Administration, and is also a former political prisoner who was first abducted on January 28, 2015, and was sentenced to six months in addition to 2000 Shekels fines.