Israeli occupation forces issued another 30 administrative detention orders for the imprisonment without charge or trial of Palestinians between 13 and 20 March, 2017.

Palestinian lawyer Mahmoud Halabi reported that the orders included 12 new orders and 18 renewals of existing administrative detention orders. One of the detention orders renewed here was that of Mohammed Harb, 23, from Jenin, one of the comrades of slain Palestinian youth leader Basil al-Araj, who was assassinated by Israeli occupation forces on 6 March. Harb was among five young Palestinians imprisoned with al-Araj in Palestinian Authority prisons for five months; he was seized by Israeli occupation forces soon following his release. Seif al-Idrissi, Mohammed al-Salameen and Haitham Siyaj are also held in administrative detention without charge or trial.

There are currently nearly 600 Palestinians imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention, out of nearly 7,000 total Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Administrative detention orders are issued for one to six months at a time and are indefinitely renewable, meaning that Palestinians can spend years in prison without charge or trial.

Currently, three Palestinians are on hunger strike against their administrative detention: Mohammed Alaqimah, Raafat Shalash and Akram al-Fassisi, himself a former long-term hunger striker re-arrested after his prior release from imprisonment without charge or trial.

The 30 Palestinians who were ordered to administrative detention are:

1. Mohammed Mahmoud Awad, from al-Khalil, 2 months, extension
2. Mohammed Abdullah Harb, from Jenin, 6 months, extension
3. Abdel-Fattah Kamal Ajrab, from Ramallah, 3 months, extension
4. Issa al-Sanadiyeh, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
5. Sami Mohammed Ghoneim, from Jenin, 4 months, new order
6. Mohammed Fouad al-Qab, from Tulkarem, 4 months, extension
7. Abdel-Rahim Bassam Hammad, from Ramallah, 4 months, extension
8. Fares Hosni Shawahneh, from Jenin, 4 months, new order
9. Zakaria Abdel-Hamid Oweidat, from al-Khalil, 4 months, new order
10. Anwar Mohammed Zein, from Bethlehem, 4 months, new order
11. Abdel-Rahman Hussein Qawasmeh, from al-Khalil, 4 months extension
12. Saif Mustafa Nasser, from Ramallah, 4 months, extension
13. Mustafa Fahmi Balout, from Jenin, 4 months, new order
14. Amer Nizar Khawaja, from Ramallah, 6 months, new order
15. Louay Sati Ashqar, from Tulkarem, 4 months, extension
16. Fadi Munther Raddad, from Tulkarem, 4 months, new order
17. Ghassan Issa Hermas, from Bethlehem, 4 months, new order
18. Hussein Mohammed Mardawi, from Nablus, 4 months, extension
19. Ali Abdel-Rahman Jaradat, from Ramallah, 4 months, extension
20. Eyad Omar Hamad, from Nablus, 3 months, extension
21. Mohammed Akram Taqatqa, from Bethlehem, 4 months, extension
22. Salah al-Din Ayman Dweikat, from Nablus, 4 months extension
23. Shadi Mohammed Jarrar, from Jenin, 4 months, extension
24. Mahmoud Karim Ayyad, from Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
25. Khaled Ibrahim Dweib, from Bethlehem, 4 months, new order
26. Hassan Mohammed Wardian, from Bethlehem, 4 months, new order
27. Mohammed Hussein Shalash, from al-Khalil, 6 months, new order
28. Sami Mohammed Birawi, from Nablus, 4 months, extension
29. Nader Abdel-Halim Natsheh, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
30. Shadi Mohammed Shouli, from Nablus, 4 months, extension