Report: In 2019 Israel Ordered Administrative Detention Against 1,022 Palestinians

05 Jan
6:41 AM

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies released a statement, on Thursday, that Israel has issued a total of 1,022 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in 2019, the Middle East Monitor reported.

The center said that there was a ten per cent increase in administrative detention orders, imprisonment without charge or trial, issued by Israeli courts in 2019 compared to 2018, when a total of 920 orders were documented.

Spokesman, Riyad Al-Ashqar said that 380 new administrative detention orders, were imposed, while 642 orders were renewed, and extended for various periods.

The majority of administrative orders have been against previously freed detainees, and some prisoners had their detention orders renewed six times, for periods of four to six months, Al-Ashqar explained.

Image: Samidoun (Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network)
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam

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