RAMALLAH, March 11, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC) Wednesday said that the Israeli authorities have issued administrative detention orders against 42 Palestinian prisoners since the beginning of March, 2015.
PPC said that the Israeli authorities Wednesday issued administrative detention orders against 13 Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails, bringing up the total number of prisoners detained without charge or trial since the beginning of March to 42 prisoners.
PPC said that 11 prisoners have had their detention without charge or trial renewed numerous times, while the remaining two received new orders.
Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial.
Palestinian detainees 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.
Meanwhile, Israeli military courts renewed the detention orders of 22 Palestinian prisoners under the pretext of completing investigations and judicial proceedings.