Pro-Palestine activists demonstrated Monday, 17 October 2022 in the city of Nantes, France, in solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.
The activists demanded an immediate end to Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention, a criminal and iniquitous system inflicted on more than 700 Palestinians, including Palestinian-French human rights defender & lawyer Salah Hammouri.
Israeli occupation forces detained Hammouri on 7 March based on a three-month administrative detention order that has been renewed twice based on “secret evidence”.
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 of time based on disclosed allegations that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.
The Israeli occupation has escalated its administrative detention policy against Palestinians as the number of administrative detainees currently exceeded 760, including minors, women, and the elderly, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Commission.
Palestinian detainees have constantly resorted to hunger strikes as a method to oppose their administrative detention, demanding an end to this illegal policy that violates international law and Human rights accords.