21 more administrative detention orders issued to imprison Palestinians without charge or trial

enddetIsraeli occupation officials issued yet another 21 administrative detention orders against Palestinian political prisoners between 23 and 30 November, reported the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society lawyer Mahmoud Halabi. Of the orders to imprison Palestinians without charge or trial, 15 of the orders were renewals of existing orders. Administrative detention orders can be renewed indefinitely; some Palestinians are imprisoned for years on end under the practice. Six of the orders were new administrative detention orders, or imposed on prisoners who had been released and re-arrested.

There are over 700 Palestinian prisoners held without charge or trial on the basis of secret evidence under administrative detention. Ahmad Abu Fara and Anas Shadid, two of those prisoners, have now been on hunger strike for 68 days demanding their freedom; Ammar Hmour, another administrative detainee, has been striking for almost two weeks in protest of the renewal of his detention.

At least 111 Palestinians were issued administrative detention orders in the month of November alone. The orders issued in the last week of the month include:

1. Mohammed Ahmad Al-Suqi, from Jenin, 3 months, extension
2. Mujahid Issam Nofal, from Qalqilya, 6 months, extension
3. Yousef Mehdi Barghouthi, from Ramallah, 6 months, new order
4. Ashraf Mustafa Daraghmeh, from Tubas, 4 months, extension
5. Maher Mohammed Shuraitah, from Ramallah, 6 months, extension
6. Sari Naim Abu Awlia, from Ramallah, 6 months, extension
7. Attaf Yaqin Al-Atrash, from al-Khalil, 4 months, renewal
8. Jawad Mohammed Jabbara, from al-Khalil, 6 months, new order
9. Mohammed Abdel Razaq Ayesh, from Ramallah, 4 months, extension
10. Adnan Yousef Abu Tabaneh, from al-Khalil, 4 months, new order
11. Fadi Abdel Karim Hamad, from Ramallah, two months, extension
12. Ahmad Azmi Hanatsheh, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
13. Alaa Abdel Latif Bani Shams, from Nablus 4 months, extension
14. Fadi Abdel Hakim Abu Daoud, from al-Khalil, 6 months, extension
15. Anas Nimer Mujahid, from al-Khalil, 3 months, renewal
16. Salah el-Din Suleiman Houshia, from Jenin, 4 months, new order
17. Wael Raafat Allan, from Ramallah, 3 months, extension
18. Awni Mazen Shakhshir, from Nablus, 4 months, new order
19. Mohammed Naser Al-Aqamah, from Jenin, 4 months, new order
20. Raed Hisham al-Mutawir, from al-Khalil, 3 months, extension
21. Mohammed Khalil Madani, from Nablus, 4 months, extension