Israel issues 75 new administrative detention orders against Palestinians

Ramallah (QNN)- Israeli authorities issued 75 administrative detention orders against Palestinian prisoners held in various Israeli prisons, during the month of April, said the Committee of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs.

The committee said in a statement issued on Monday that some of the orders are renewed administrative detention orders, while others were orders issued for the first time against Palestinians.

The orders range from two to six renewable months of prison.

In administrative detention, a person is held without trial without having committed an offense, on the grounds that he or she plans to break the law in the future. As this measure is supposed to be preventive, it has no time limit.

The person is detained without legal proceedings, by order of the regional military commander, based on classified evidence that is not revealed to them.

A report by Israeli NGO B’Tselem revealed that during the last year, 29 Palestinians were taken into administrative detention every month, on average, and 37 were released.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,450 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 497 are in administrative detention, and 48 female prisoners, and 205 minors, 32 of whom under 16 years old.

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