Saturday, March 24
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces injure 4 Palestinians during clashes along Gaza border
  2. Israel detains Palestinian at Erez crossing in northern Gaza
  3. Israeli forces detain 16 Palestinians from Shufat camp
  4. Israeli forces raid hospital in Jerusalem, in search of Palestinian
  5. Israeli bulldozers enter southern Gaza Strip, raze lands along border
  6. Ahed Tamimi reaches plea deal with Israeli military to serve 8 months
  7. Israeli forces detain 28 Palestinians during predawn raids
  8. Israeli forces raze lands, open fire on Palestinian fishermen in Gaza
  9. Israeli soldiers tear gas village as children make their way to school
  10. 20 Palestinians detained from East Jerusalem refugee camp

Israel orders 19 Palestinians to administrative detention

Jan. 16, 2018 12:57 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 17, 2018 2:33 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel recently issued 19 administrative detention orders -- Israel’s widely condemned policy of internment without charge or trial -- against Palestinians, according to official Palestinian Authority (Wafa) news agency.

Wafa reported on Tuesday that eight of the 19 orders were issued against Palestinian prisoners already serving time under administrative detention.

Israel uses administrative detention almost exclusively against Palestinians. The widely condemned Israeli policy allows for a detainee to be sentenced for up to six-month renewable intervals based on undisclosed evidence.

Although Israeli authorities claim the withholding of evidence during administrative detention is essential for state security concerns, rights groups have instead claimed the policy allows Israeli authorities to hold Palestinians for an indefinite period of time without showing any evidence that could justify their detentions.

Rights groups have claimed that Israel's administrative detention policy has been used as an attempt to disrupt Palestinian political and social processes, notably targeting Palestinian politicians, activists, and journalists.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there were 6,171 Palestinians in Israeli prisons as of December, with 434 being held in administrative detention.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2018