Israeli Courts Extend Detention of 47 Palestinian Prisoners

16 May
7:57 PM

Two Israeli military courts reportedly extended, on Saturday, the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners.

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, early this morning, that the Israeli military courts of Ofer and Salem, extended the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners, under some pretexts.

The PPS noted that the courts’ decisions to extend the detention of those prisoners, from the West Bank, is attributed to a number of reasons, including completion of interrogation process or awaiting trials.

Those who have recently been abducted by Israeli troops from various West Bank areas, the PPS documented and posted a list of all of their names and places of residence.

Israel holds 400 Palestinians under Administrative Detention, which is an unethical policy utilized by the occupation to incarcerate civilians without charge, and without the prospect of a trial.

According to Addameer, Israel currently Israel holds more than 5,000 Palestinians in its numerous jails, including 185 minors.

    Administrative detention (AD) is a procedure that allows Israeli occupation forces to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial. The secret information or evidence cannot be accessed by the detainee nor his lawyer, and can according to Israeli military orders, an administrative detention order can be renewed for an unlimited time. The court issues an administrative detention order for a maximum period of six months, subject to renewal.

    – Addameer

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