About 500 administrative detainees in Israeli prisons continue to boycott the courts for the 127th consecutive day, to demand an end to the administrative detention policy under the slogan “Our decision is freedom.”
The boycott of the occupation courts constitutes confusion in the administration of the occupation prisons, as there is a disconnection between it and the detainees, in addition to informing the foreign delegations that visit the detention camps every period of the issue of administrative detention, and thus circulate it and highlight it and transfer it to the world.
Hassan Abd Rabbo, a spokesman for the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Authority, said that the administrative prisoners will continue their boycott of the Israeli courts, until their clear demands are met.
On January 1 of this year, the Administrative Prisoners Committee in Prisons announced the start of protest steps and a boycott of military courts at all levels (beginning, appeal, supreme), in a binding and general step that was previously coordinated with institutions working in the field of prisoners.
Abd Rabbo added that the lawyers are fully committed to boycotting the Israeli courts, and refuse to plead with the Israeli courts, emphasizing their position on the necessity of ending the policy of administrative detention.
He pointed out that the boycott comes as a form of collective confrontation and is part of a boycott of Israel’s system and institutions, including the courts, to break the administrative detention law.
Abed Rabbo believes that facing administrative detention needs advocacy media efforts, political and diplomatic campaigns, and a continuous popular movement, to make a breakthrough in the administrative detention file.
He called on the administrative prisoners in the various detention centers to fully abide by the boycott step, to achieve the desired goals by abolishing the administrative detention policy.
Administrative detention is detention without charge or trial, and without allowing the detainee or his lawyer to inspect the evidence materials, in clear and explicit violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law, so that Israel is the only party in the world that practices this policy.