Monday 22 July 2024

Palestinians detained without trial by Israel at highest level in five years

Israel has currently imprisoned 579 Palestinians without charge or trial, according to reports. This is the highest number of such detainees in the last five years.

The number of Palestinian prisoners detained Israel without trial is at its highest level in five years, according to media.

Around 579 Palestinians are being held in administrative detention, according to data by the Israel Prison Service accessed by Haaretz. This is the highest number since 2016, when there were reportedly 610 Palestinians detained without trial.

Administrative detention is "incarceration without trial or charge, alleging that a person plans to commit a future offense", according to the website of B’TSelem, a Jerusalem-based human rights organisation.

"[It] is a cruel measure that the Israeli regime uses extensively and unlawfully," Dror Sadot, a spokesperson for B'TSelem said, reported by The New Arab.


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