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Israeli Authorities Issue Administrative Detention Orders Against 39 Palestinian Detainees

RAMALLAH, June 2, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities Thursday issued administrative detention orders against 39 Palestinian Detainees, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS lawyer, Mahmoud al-Halabi, 30 orders were issued against detainees who have spent months and years in Israeli jails, without charge or trial.

Administrative detention is implemented solely on the basis of an administrative order, without either indictment or trial. Under certain circumstances, this type of detention may be lawful. However, due to the substantial injury to due process inherent in this measure, international law stipulates that it may be exercised only in very exceptional cases – and then only as a last possible resort, when there are no other means available to prevent the danger, said B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights information center.

Nevertheless, Israeli authorities routinely employ administrative detention. Over the years, thousands of Palestinians have been held in Israeli custody as administrative detainees for extended periods of time.

“Israel‘s use of administrative detention blatantly violates the restrictions of international law. Israel carries it out in a highly classified manner that denies detainees the possibility of mounting a proper defense.”

“ Moreover, the detention has no upper time . Over the years, Israel has placed thousands of Palestinians in administrative detention for prolonged periods of time, without trying them, without informing them of the charges against them, and without allowing them or their counsel to examine the evidence.”

“In this way, the military judicial system ignores the right to freedom and due process, the right of defendants to state their case, and the presumption of innocence, all of which are protections clearly enshrined in both Israeli and international law,” stated B’Tselem.

It said that, “As of the end of July 2014, Israel was holding about 446 Palestinians in administrative detention.”

“Over the years, Israel has also held a few Israeli citizens in administrative detention, among them settlers. These cases are scarce and most of the detainees were held for short periods,” added the center.

“B‘Tselem‘s position is that the government of Israel must release all administrative detainees or prosecute them, in accordance with due process, for the offenses they allegedly committed.”

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 39 detainees who received administrative detention orders:

Names of Detainees

City

Sentence length

Malek al-Qadi

Bethlehem

Six months/New order

Kayyed Hajjeh

Hebron

Six months/New order

‘Ala Shahin

Hebron

Four months/New order

Mohammed al-Najjar

Bethlehem

Six months/New order

‘Adnan Hamarsheh

Jenin

Six months/Renewed

Abdel-Hadi Abu ‘Isheh

Hebron

Three months/Renewed

Anas Is’ayyd

Hebron

Three months/Renewed

Islam Karaki

Hebron

Three months/Renewed

Islam Abu ‘Ali

Jenin

Three months/Renewed

Fadi Jwailis

Hebron

Three months/Renewed

Abdel-Rahman Kmail

Jenin

Four months/Renewed

Montasr Mansour

Nablus

Four months/Renewed

‘Ala-Eddin Abu ‘Emsheh

Nablus

Four months/Renewed

Ma’moun Hamarsheh

Jenin

Three months/Renewed

Tareq al-Shaikh

Jerusalem

Four months/Renewed

Feras ‘Amarneh

Jenin

Five months/Renewed

Abdel-Mohsen Zama’reh

Hebron

Four months/Renewed

Mohammed Nazzal

Jenin

Six months/Renewed

Amjad Hamouri

Hebron

Four months/Renewed

Ahmad Tbaish

Hebron

Four months/Renewed

Qosay Khaliliyeh

Jenin

Six months/New order

Khair-Allah Shraideh

Nablus

Six month /New order

Sa’di al-Atrash

Hebron

Three months/Renewed

Mohammed Hraizat

Hebron

Four months/Renewed

Ayman al-Darabi’

Hebron

Three months/Renewed

Iyad Salmi

Qalqilia

Four months/Renewed

Nedal Jaber

Qalqilia

Four months/Renewed

Baha’ Zyood

Jenin

Six months/Renewed

Mousa Zahran

Jerusalem

Six months/Renewed

Samer Qawasmeh

Hebron

Three months/Renewed

Ra’fat Nasif

Tulkarem

Two months/Renewed

Abdel-Hafeth Masoodeh

Hebron

Two months/Renewed

Bayyan Badawi

Hebron

Six months/New order

Tamer Rajbi

Hebron

Four months/Renewed

Ya’qoub Za’areer

Hebron

Two months/Renewed

Jamal Brham

Tulkarem

Six months/New order

Shaher al-Ra’i

Qalqilia

Six months/Renewed

Bilal Salhab

Hebron

Four months/Renewed

‘Eid Baryoosh

Hebron

Four months/Renewed

 

T.R.

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