Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Lawmaker to 4 Months under Administrative Detention



Jerusalem, MINA – Israeli military court of Ofer sentenced Ahmad Attoun, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council from Jerusalem, to four months under administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial,WAFA reported.

The lawmaker was detained five days ago in an overnight raid at his homes in the West Bank.

Administrative detention is incarceration without trial or charge, alleging that a person plans to commit a future offense. It has no time limit, and the evidence on which it is based is not disclosed.

Israel employs this measure extensively and routinely, and has used it to hold thousands of Palestinians for lengthy periods of time. (T//RS5’RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)