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Israel issues 36 Palestinians administrative detention orders: PPS

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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Some 36 Palestinians have been issued administrative detention orders by the Tel Aviv regime, says the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS).

According to PPS lawyer Mahmmud Halabi on Sunday, the prisoners are being held in various Israeli jails and have been incarcerated for three to six months.

Noting that that the prisoners have been held without trial or charge, Halabi added 10 of detainees got administrative detention orders for the first time, while the rest received renewed orders.  

More than 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in some 17 Israeli jails, dozens of whom are serving multiple life sentences.

It is estimated that between 500 and 700 Palestinian minors, some as young as 12 years old, are arrested and brought to trial in Israeli courts. The most common charge is stone-throwing.

Over 500 detainees are 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, extendable an infinite number of times.

Some prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years without any charges brought against them.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes in an attempt to express their outrage at the detentions.


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