RAMALLAH, Thursday, August 01, 2019 – The Israeli military authorities issued in July administrative detention orders against 100 Palestinians, some new and others extensions, the Prisoners Commission said today.
It said the orders were between two and six months and can be indefinitely extended.
Nine Palestinians held in administrative detention are currently on hunger strike, some of them for one month, to protest their detention without charge of trial and to demand their release.
Many other detainees have secured their release after observing a long hunger strike, seen as the only way to get Israel to end extending indefinitely their detention.
A total of 530 Palestinians are currently held in administrative detention, considered illegal in international law, for resisting the Israeli occupation, said the commission.