Israel Places 42 Palestinians under Administrative Detention since March

RAMALLAH, March 11, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC) Wednesday said that the Israeli authorities have issued administrative detention orders against 42 Palestinian prisoners since the beginning of March, 2015.

PPC said that the Israeli authorities Wednesday issued administrative detention orders against 13 Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails, bringing up the total number of prisoners detained without charge or trial since the beginning of March to 42 prisoners.

PPC said that 11 prisoners have had their detention without charge or trial renewed numerous times, while the remaining two received new orders.

Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their illegal administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy which violates international law.

Meanwhile, Israeli military courts renewed the detention orders of 22 Palestinian prisoners under the pretext of completing investigations and judicial proceedings.

Following are the names of the 33 detainees who received administrative detention orders:

    Names of Prisoners                  City        Sentence Length
Amjad al-Hamshari Tulkarem Two months
Osama Dais Hebron Six months
Tha’er Aby Aliya Ramallah Three months
Ahmad Mafarjeh Ramallah Four months
Shakir Amara Jericho Three months
Ayman Nasir Ramallah Three months
Yasir Abu Omar Nablus Five months
Nour Ed-din al-Qawsmeh Hebron Four months
Mohammed Aqra’a Qalqilia Six months
Idris Hassan Ramallah Four months
Tha’er Taha Ramallah Six months
Monir Ta’amreh Bethlehem Six months
Omar Qaraqreh Ramallah Four months