RAMALLAH, April 28, 2016 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities Thursday issued administrative detention orders against 27 Palestinian detainees, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
Fourteen of the detainees received administrative detention orders for the first time, whereas the remaining detainees received renewed administrative orders.
There are more than 500 Palestinian prisoners being held under administrative detention, a controversial Israeli practice that allows detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for up to sex-month intervals that can be renewed indefinitely.
Israeli officials claim the practice is an essential tool in preventing attacks and protecting sensitive intelligence, but it has been strongly criticized by the international community as well as by both Israeli and Palestinian rights groups.
The Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, said international law stipulates that administrative detention may be exercised only in very exceptional cases. Nevertheless, Israeli authorities routinely employ administrative detention on thousands of Palestinians.
Israel uses administrative detention regularly 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.
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 27 detainees who received administrative detention orders:
1. Muhsin Mahmoud Shreim, Qalqilya, 4 months
2. Osama Nasser Saleh, Jenin, 6 months
3. Jihad Ali Hamran, Jenin, 4 months (new)
4. Gabriel Maher Abu Sabih, Hebron, 3 months (new)
5. Mohammed Bilal Azezi, Nablus, 3 months
6. Uday Mahmoud Abu Mufrih, Bethlehem, 6 months
7. Bakr Muhammad Barwish, Tulkarm, 6 months
8. Marwan Sami Shawamreh, Hebron, 3 months
9. Baha Taha Najar, Hebron, 6 months
10. Ahmed Nabil Qina, Nablus, 3 months
11. I’tiraf Bajes Hajaj, Ramallah, 3 months
12. Hashim Nafe’ Shalabi, Jenin, two months
13. Eyad Abdul Majid Shabana, Hebron, two months
14. Ahmed Qasim Sheikh, Bethlehem, 4 months (new)
15. Akram Saleh Hussein, Ramallah, 4 months
16. Ameed Ayoub Zamari, Qalqilya, 6 months (new)
17. Mohammed Walid Rabi, Ramallah, 4 months (new)
18. Noordin Mohammad Saadi, Jenin, 6 months
19. Adham Attaf Daraghmeh, Tubas, 6 months (new)
20. Mazen Jamal Natsheh, Hebron, 6 months (new)
21. Mahmoud Kamal Rizzi, Jenin, 4 months (new)
22. Moataz Mohammed Muhtasib, Hebron, 3 months (new)
23. Izzat Abdul Aziz Natsheh, Hebron, 4 months (new)
24. Munther Mohammed Ju’beh, Hebron, 4 months (new)
25. Attaf Yaqin Atrash, Hebron, 4 months (new)
26. Hamza Mahmoud al-Batran, Hebron, 6 months (new)
27. Rafat Rashid Boutran, Hebron, 6 months (new)