Days Of Palestine – Ramallah
Israeli authorities recently issued administrative detention orders against 76 Palestinians for periods ranging between two and six renewable months during the month of August, said the Commission of Detainees Affairs on Sunday.
Some of the orders were issued against Palestinian detainees for the first time, while the other detainees had their administrative detention renewed.
Administrative detention is the imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial at orders from a military commander and on the basis of secret evidence. The order normally goes for six-month periods, indefinitely renewable by Israeli military authorities.
“Israel's use of administrative detention blatantly violates the restrictions of international law. Israel carries it out in a highly classified manner that denies detainees the possibility of mounting a proper defense,” says Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.