Administrative Detention


Former hunger striker Halahleh among 14 Palestinians arrested by occupation army

14 Palestinians, including former prisoner Thaer Halahleh, were arrested by Israeli occupation forces in raids throughout the West Bank late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, August 18 and 19. Halahleh, a former long-term hunger striker who also contracted hepatitis during prison dental surgery, had been released in May. He has spent over 9 years […]

Palestinian journalist Mohammad Mona’s administrative detention renewed

Detained Palestinian journalist Mohammad Mona‘s detention without charge or trial was renewed by Ofer military court for four months late on Thursday, August 14. Mona has been held without charge or trial under administrative detention since August 7, 2013; this is the third time his administrative detention has been renewed. Mona was taken from his […]

Over 445 now in administrative detention; detention extended for 13

On Monday, August 4, occupation military courts extended administrative detention for 13 Palestinian prisoners held without charge or trial, reported Ahrar Center for Human Rights. Over 445 prisoners are now held without charge or trial under administrative detention, an increase since the middle of last June by 133%, said Riad al-Ashqar. Over 1900 Palestinians were […]

July 2014: Over 1930 Palestinians arrested by occupation forces

During July 2014, nearly 2,000 Palestinians were arrested by Israeli occupation forces, reported the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies, including all sectors of Palestinian society. There are now over 6,200 Palestinians in occupation prisons. Over 1,930 people were arrested in July, including 800 from the West Bank, 300 from Jerusalem, 630 from Occupied Palestine ’48 […]
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238 administrative detention orders issued since June 12

The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement that Israel ordered 238 administrative detentions sentences since the beginning of the military campaign in the West Bank on June 12. Administrative detention is the imprisonment of Palestinians without trial or charge, on secret evidence, for up to six month periods which are indefinitely renewable. Palestinians have […]

Ayman al-Tabeesh suspends hunger strike

Ayman al-Tabeesh suspended his hunger strike on Monday, June 30 after 123 days of striking, following an agreement with the occupation prison services, reported Muhja Foundation. The final renewal of his administrative detention, beginning July 7, 2014 will be the last, according to the agreement, and he will be released on January 5, 2015. Muhja Foundation said […]

Video: Khaled Barakat on Palestinian political prisoners’ hunger strike

Omnia TV interviewed Khaled Barakat, coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, in Athens, Greece, during the seventh annual Resistance Festival. In the video interview, Barakat discusses the administrative detainees’ hunger strike, the case of Ahmad Sa’adat, the so-called “peace process” and current Palestinian politics:

Ayman al-Tabeesh on hunger strike for 120 days; Musa Raed continues strike

Ayman al-Tabeesh is now on his 120th day of hunger strike, having launched his strike prior to the mass administrative detainees’ hunger strike. He is also held without charge or trial under administrative detention; he previously conducted a 105-day hunger strike, which ended with a promise by Israeli prison authorities not to renew his administrative […]

Ayman al-Tabeesh on strike for 119 days; administrative detainees warn of false news

Ayman al-Tabeesh is on his 119th day of hunger strike on June 26 as administrative detainees reiterated that their statement on their hunger strike will be released following their medical treatment. The prisoners’ leadership committee warned against various media reports of the results of the strike, as well as reports of Zionist officials saying they […]

Massive increase in administrative detention accompanies occupation raids

Over 100 administrative detention orders have been “fast tracked” since its mass arrest campaign began 10 years ago, Ma’an News reported, quoting Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Addameer confirmed that 104 administrative detention orders had already been issued as of Monday, with the number expected to swiftly increase in the coming days; most […]
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