Ramallah, 29 Jumadil Awwal 1438/27 February 2017 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) have recently issued new administrative detention orders against 17 Palestinian prisoners.
The detention orders, without charge or trial, were issued against 17 detainees from West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.
The period of the detention varied between four to six months.
Three Palestinian prisoners, including the journalist Mohamed al-Qeiq, are currently on hunger strike protesting against Israel’s administrative detention policy.
Administrative detention is the imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial and on the basis of secret evidence for up to six-month periods, indefinitely renewable by Israeli military courts.
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.(T/R04/P02)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)