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PPS: 835 Palestinians are placed under administrative detention

A total of 835 Palestinians are placed under administrative detention, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS said in a press release that as at the end of November, Palestinians placed under administrative detention in Israeli jails totaled 835, including 80 captives, mostly in the Ofer detention facility, west of Ramallah, and the Naqab Prison in southern Israel, who were still boycotting Israeli courts.

 

Israel’s widely condemned practice of administrative detention that allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

 

The US State Department has said in past reports on human rights conditions for Palestinians that administrative detainees are not given the “opportunity to refute allegations or address the evidentiary material presented against them in court.”

 

Amnesty International has described Israel’s use of administrative detention as a “bankrupt tactic” and has long called on Israel to bring its use to an end.

 

Palestinian captives have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their illegal administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy, which violates international law.




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