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Israel extends prisoner's detention until tomorrow

Israel extends prisoner's detention until tomorrow
Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh

RAMALLAH,  Sunday, October 2, 2022 (WAFA) – An Israeli court has extended the detention of Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh until tomorrow.

Awawdeh was supposed to be released today but the court decided to extend his detention until tomorrow, according to Khalid Zabarqa, Awawdah's lawyer.

Awawdeh, 40, from the town of Idna in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke a 111-day fast last month after being reassured by Israeli prison authorities that his administrative detention would not be renewed, but he resumed the hunger strike a week later after the occupation authorities reneged on their promise not to end his unfair detention order.

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

Currently, Israel is holding over 680 Palestinians in administrative detention, deemed illegal by international law, most of them former prisoners who spent years in prison for their resistance of the Israeli occupation.

Amnesty International, has described Israel's administrative detention policy as a “cruel, unjust practice which helps maintain Israel’s system of apartheid against Palestinians.”


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