Administrative Detention

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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 […]

New Yorkers protest to free Palestinian prisoners, against occupation attacks

On Thursday, June 25, New Yorkers and New Jerseyans protested outside the Israeli consulate in New York City, calling for freedom for Palestinian prisoners and denouncing the mass raids and arrests that have targeted over 560 Palestinians in the West Bank, the killings, bombings, home demolitions and invasions by occupation forces over the past two […]

Ayman Al-Tabeesh continues strike at 118 days

The Palestinian Prisoners Society has reported that Ayman Al-Tabeesh is continuing his hunger strike and is now on the 118th day of strike. Al-Tabeesh, 34, has been arrested repeatedly and spent over 10 years in Israeli prisons. He was arrested last on May 9, 2013 and transferred to administrative detention. He engaged in a 105-day […]

Rome protests in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

Forum Palestina in Italy organized an event on June 13 in the centre of Rome, rallying in solidarity with Palestinian administrative detainees on hunger strike and calling for the freedom of Palestinian political prisoners. The demonstrators condemned the colonial policies of Israel and have asked the Italian government to intervene with the EU, to put […]

Gaza’s solidarity hunger strikers slam international inaction

by Julie Webb-Pullman, Gaza Scoop The scene outside the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza on Monday morning reflected the growing dissatisfaction amongst families and supporters of Palestinian prisoners with the inaction of both their own authorities, and that of the international community. Gaza SCOOP has been regularly reporting from the solidarity tent, […]
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