Israeli occupation is holding 967 Palestinian administrative detainees in its prisons, from the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the 48 territories, without trial, according to data provided by the Israeli occupation prison administration to the Israeli human rights organization, the Center for the Defense of the Individual.
According to the data of the Israeli occupation army, the military courts of the occupation approved 90% of the administrative detention orders last year, and these courts canceled 1% of the administrative detention orders, according to data the army handed over to Haaretz newspaper.
Today, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper stated that the Israeli prison administration refused to provide information about Palestinian administrative detainees, including the number of minors and women, contrary to detailed data it provided in the past.
Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention is a pre-emptive measure that allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for lengthy periods based on disclosed allegations that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.
Administrative detention orders are signed by the commander of the central region of the occupation army and are presented to judges whose courts are closed to the public.
It is noteworthy that the administrative detention order is between 3 and 6 months and may be renewed again or repeatedly according to Israeli law.