Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
About 500 Palestinian prisoners held without trial or charge in Israeli jails have been staging a boycott of Israeli courts for the 86th consecutive day to demand an end to the policy of administrative detention.
In early January, the administrative detainees announced a complete boycott of all judicial procedures related to their administrative detention.
The administrative detainees are being held in different Israeli prisons, mostly in Negev and Ofer jails.
The Israeli occupation authority continues to issue more administrative detention orders against new detainees or extend previous orders.
In the last two months, 203 administrative detention orders had been issued against Palestinian detainees, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society.
Administrative detention is incarceration without trial or charge and is widely used by Israel against the Palestinians solely at the pretext that a person plans to commit a future offense. It has no time limit and is based on alleged secret files.