Palestinian academic Zainadeen Shabaneh, lecturer at the Polytechnic University of al-Khalil (Hebron), was sentenced to an additional five months of administrative detention on June 23, reported Ahrar centre for Prisoners Studies. He was arrested on February 3, 2013 and has been held under administrative detention since that time at Negev prison.
Shabaneh is a former prisoner who spent over 11 years in occupation prisons, said Fuad al-Khuffash of Ahrar Centre, who pointed out that the targeting of Palestinian academics for administrative detention without charge or trial is an ongoing policy of the occupation. Four other Palestinian university professors are currently held in administrative detention, Dr. Ahmed Qatamesh, Dr. Mohammed Ghazal, Mr. Mustafa Al-Shunnar, and Dr Mohammad. El-Sayyed.