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Over 120 Palestinians sentenced to administrative detention since March

1 April 2015 13:17


A new report shows that Israeli authorities have issued so-called administrative detention orders against 121 Palestinian prisoners since the beginning of March.

According to the report, published by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, at least 40 prisoners received the “administrative detention” orders on Tuesday.

The report said some prisoners had their sentences renewed for the third and fourth times despite having served years under administrative detention.

In recent months, Israeli forces have frequently raided the houses of Palestinians in the West Bank, arresting dozens of people, who are then transferred to Israeli prisons, where they are kept without any charges brought against them.

There have been many reports about the deteriorating health of Palestinian prisoners held inside Israeli jails.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held in 17 Israeli prisons and detention camps. Moreover, 540 Palestinians are held without any trial under the so-called administrative detention, which is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time.

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