RAMALLAH, April 21, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Tuesday issued administrative detention orders against 41 Palestinian prisoners, including 26 Palestinians from Hebron district, Tuesday reported the Palestine Prisoners’ Club (PPC).
The detainees were sentenced for a period ranging between two months and six months in administrative detention. Twelve of the detainees received detention orders without charge or trial for the first time, whereas the remaining 29 detainees had their administrative detention sentence renewed for the second or third time.
Administrative detention is the imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial and on the basis of secret evidence for up to six month periods, indefinitely renewable by Israeli military courts.
The use of administrative detention dates from the “emergency laws” of the British colonial era in Palestine, said the Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.
It stated, “Israel’s use of administrative detention violates international law; such detention is allowed only in individual circumstances that are exceptionally compelling for “imperative reasons of security.”
Israel uses administrative detention routinely as a form of collective punishment and mass detention of Palestinians, and frequently uses administrative detention when it fails to obtain confessions in interrogations of Palestinian detainees.
There are around 500 detainees serving administrative detention in several Israeli jails, including Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar who has been recently sentenced to a six-month administrative detention.
Jarrar is not the only lawmaker to be imprisoned; 18 of the Palestinian Legislative Council members are currently held in Israeli detention without charge or 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.
Following are the names of the 41 detainees who received administrative detention orders:
|Names of prisoners||City||Sentence length|
|Mahmoud Fasfous||Hebron||Four months|
|‘Abdullah Sha‘ban||Jenin||Four months|
|Amir Shammas||Hebron||Four months|
|Nour Dudin||Hebron||Four months|
|Bajes Swaiti||Hebron||Four months|
|Raed al-‘Amla||Hebron||Six months|
|Murad Shqaiqat||Jenin||Four months|
|Mustafa Braija||Bethlehem||Six months|
|Muhammad al-Habal||Tubas||Four months|
|Ahmad al-Qiq||Hebron||Three months|
|Hasan Shihada||Abu Dis||Four months|
|Tareq Hamed||Ramallah||Four months|
|Suhaib Jidan||Ramallah||Four months|
|Ayman Za‘aqiq||Hebron||Six months|
|Nour Jaffal||Abu Dis||Four months|
|Nedal al-Boum||Nablus||Six months|
|Muhammad Abu Ras||Hebron||Six months|
|Sa‘id al-‘Asafra||Hebron||Five months|
|Sufian al-Wahaddin||Hebron||Four months|
|Fawzi Talahma||Hebron||Six months|
|Four months||Hebron||‘Issa ‘Awawda|
|Six months||Hebron||Bashar Da‘na|
|Six months||Hebron||Anas Dweik|
|Six months||Hebron||Isma‘il Slaibi|
|Six months||Hebron||‘Ala’ Za‘aqiq|
|Four months||Hebron||‘Abdul-Qader Sharawna|
|Six months||Qalqilya||Nedal Jaber|
|Four months||Hebron||Munther Abu ‘Atwan|
|Four months||Hebron||Firas Masalama|
|Four months||Nablus||‘Abdullah Bani Odeh|
|Three months||Hebron||Arqam Ahmaro|
|Four months||Hebron||Muhammad al-Khatib|
|Four months||Ramallah||‘Imad Isma‘il|
|Four months||Hebron||Shaher Abu Ghalyoun|
|Four months||Bethlehem||Ahmad Huraimi|
|Two months||Hebron||Mustafa Shawer|
|Four months||Ramallah||Mahmoud ‘Ayyash|
|Four months||Hebron||As‘ad Imam|
|Four months||Hebron||Raed Sharbati|
|Five months||Jerusalem||Muhammad Abu Ghalya|
|Six months||Hebron||Tamer Qawasmah|