‘Israel’ issued 76 administrative detention orders last August only

Ramallah (QNN)- The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs said Sunday that Israeli authorities issued 76 administrative detention orders against Palestinian prisoners last August.

The Committee said in a statement that while some orders were “renewals of old administrative detention orders, others have been issued for the first time.” The statement also revealed that the orders are renewable and that they were of periods between 2-6 months.

The statement stated that the administrative detention orders were distributed to Palestinian cities as follows: 30 against prisoners from occupied Hebron, 23 for Ramallah, 7 for Bethlehem, 6 for Jenin, 2 for qalqilya, and one for each Salfit, Tulkarem, and Jericho.

The statement also said that 55 of the orders were renewals of old ones, while 22 were new.

Several Palestinian prisoners have been on open hunger strike, protesting the Israeli policy of using administrative detention, in which Palestinians get arrested for no charges and without trials.

‘Israel’ holds nearly 5700 Palestinian prisoners in 23 detention centres. 500 out of the 5700 are held on administrative detention, 250 are children, and 700 are ill.

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