Massive increase in administrative detention accompanies occupation raids

enddetOver 100 administrative detention orders have been “fast tracked” since its mass arrest campaign began 10 years ago, Ma’an News reported, quoting Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.

Addameer confirmed that 104 administrative detention orders had already been issued as of Monday, with the number expected to swiftly increase in the coming days; most orders were issued by Ofer Military Court. This means that approximately 300 Palestinian prisoners are currently held under administrative detention, without charge or trial. Among these new administrative detention orders is one against Osama Shaheen, director of the Palestine Prisoners Center for Studies in al-Khalil.

This has also come with a sharp increase in the number of Palestinian Legislative Council members held in occupation prisons. Ma’an reports:

Twenty-three Palestinian lawmakers are currently being held in Israeli jails, a majority of whom have been detained in the last two weeks during the Israeli arrest campaign across the West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said on Wednesday.

Eleven of the 23 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council were detained prior to the campaign, the first of whom was Marwan Barghouthi in 2002.

Detainees who have been tried and sentenced:

1. Marwan Barghouthi, Ramallah, sentenced to five life sentences.
2. Ahmad Saadat, Ramallah, sentenced to thirty years.
3. Ahmad Atwan, Jerusalem, suspended sentence.

Administrative detainees being held without charge or trial:

1. Mahmoud al-Rimhi, Ramallah.
2. Abduljaber Fuqahaa, Ramallah.
3. Muhammad Jamal al-Natsheh, Hebron.
4. Hatem Qfish, Hebron.
5. Nizar Ramadan, Hebron.
6. Muhammad Badr, Hebron.
7. Muhammad Abu Teir, Jerusalem.
8. Yassir Mansour, Nablus.

Detained during the recent Israeli campaign, some of whom have been sentenced to administrative detention:

1. Aziz Dweik, Hebron.
2. Hassan Youssif, Ramallah.
3. Ahmad Tahtuh, Jerusalem.
4. Abdulrahman Zeidan, Tulkarem.
5. Ibrahim Abu Salem, Jerusalem.
6. Husni al-Burini, Nablus.
7. Azzam Salhab, Hebron.
8. Ahmad Mubarak, Ramallah.
9. Ahmad al-Hajj ali, Nablus.
10. Ayman Daraghmah, Tubas.
11. Khalid Tafish, Bethlehem.
12. Anwar Zboun, Bethlehem.