BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli courts extended the detention of 26 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on Wednesday, a prisoners’ rights group said.
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said that the Israeli court of al-Jalama extended the detention of Ashraf Shatta, Karam Rayan, Issam Rayan, Anas Salameh, Muhammad Nofal, Mahel Hussein, Wassim Taj and Ibrahim Salmi.
The Ofer court extended the detention of Hamzeh Musafar, Saleh Asakreh, Iyad Asakreh, Khalid Awad, Jihad Sharawneh, Mahmoud elayyan and Ibrahim Yaqoub.
The Petah Tikva court extended the detention of Sayyaf Masad, Muhammad Abbas, Muhammad Shbaro, Adham Mabruka, Muhammad Akuba and Abd al-Minim Ibrahim.
The Salem court extended the detention of Muhammad Khabbas, Saed Bashtawi, Abdullah Qabha, Amer Taher and Mutaz Qabha.
Wednesday’s detention extensions are the most recent among increasing levels of detainment of Palestinians by Israeli forces. Israeli authorities reportedly issued 319 administrative detention orders within the first three moths of 2015, already six times as many as the previous yea, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society.
Over 70 Palestinians have been detained throughout the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem since Monday of this week, including around 30 alleged Hamas affiliates in Nablus on Wednesday morning.