Israeli occupation authorities issued 46 administrative detention orders against Palestinian political prisoners for imprisonment without charge or trial, including a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, from 21 March to 31 March, reported Palestinian lawyer Mahmoud Halabi.

These orders are issued for one to six months at a time and are indefinitely renewable; Palestinian prisoners have spent years at a time under administrative detention, without ever being charged or tried. The Israeli use of ‘administrative detention’ violates international law and has been widely condemned; many Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strikes have been sparked by the widespread use of administrative detention orders to imprison journalists, community organizers and youth leaders, among others.

Mohammed al-Tal, one of 12 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council imprisoned in Israeli jails, was ordered to imprisonment without charge or trial; he joins seven more PLC members held in administrative detention. There are over 550 Palestinians imprisoned under administrative detention orders among nearly 7,000 Palestinian political prisoners total in Israeli jails.

The orders issued were against the following Palestinian prisoners:

1. Sami Mohammed Ghoneim, from Jenin, 4 months, new order
2. Fouad Mohammed al-Qab, from Tulkarem, 4 months, extension
3. Yousef Shafiq Abdel-Karim, from Ramallah, 2 months, extension
4. Ahmed Azmi Abdel-Rahman, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
5. Aziz Wael Rahimi, from Ramallah, 3 months, extension
6. Ibrahim Ismail Zaanouneh, from al-Khalil, 6 months, extension
7. Ashraf Mustafa Daraghmeh, from Tubas, 3 months, extension
8. Maher Mohammed Shuraitah, from Ramallah, 3 months, extension
9. Fadi Hamad Ghanem, from Ramallah, 6 months, extension
10. Mohammed Abdel-Razeq Ayesh, from Ramallah, 4 months, extension
11. Adnan Ahed Asfour, from Nablus, 4 months, extension
12. Yazan Mohammed Shalbaya, from Ramallah, 3 months, new order
13. Musab Tawfiq al-Hindi, from Nablus, 6 months, ew order
14. Salah al-Din Yasser Sahwil, from Ramallah, 4 months, new order
15. Yousef Mohammed Abu Latifa, from Ramallah, 4 months, extension
16. Abdullah Abdel-Hafez Yousef, from Nablus, 4 months, extension
17. Issa Khalil Abu Arqoub, from al-Khalil, 6 months, new order
18. Mohammed Khaled Madani, from Nablus, 4 months, extension
19. Ayed Jamal Heraimi, from Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
20. Saddam Ghalib al-Sa’ada, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
21. Nawaf Suleiman Shawarka, from Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
22. Bassam Raban Hadami, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
23. Abdel-Salam Jamal Abu al-Hija, from Jenin, 3 months, extension
24. Othman Khalil Rashaida, from Bethlehem, 4 months, new order
25. Mohammed Ismail al-Tal, from al-Khalil, 4 months, new order
26. Ibrahim Mohammed Rashaida, from Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
27. Basil Ibrahim Mezher, from Bethlehem, 6 months, extension
28. Fouad Mohammed Bisharat, from Tubas, 2 months, extension
29. Salah al-Din Suleiman Houshiyya, from Jenin, 4 months, extension
30. Hussein Salah Abu Akar, from Bethlehem, 6 months, extension
31. Bilal Mahmoud Sweiti, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
32. Tariq Hassan Kani, from Nablus, 4 months, extension
33. Tamer Khalil Halabi, from Ramallah, 6 months, extension
34. Bilal Hassan Mansour, from Ramallah, 6 months, extension
35. Ali Talib Hroub, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
36. Jibril Adib Jiyawi, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
37. Ahmad Mustafa Zaid, from el-Bireh, 3 months, extension
38. Mahmoud Kamal al-Raza, from Jenin, 3 months, new order
39. Yousef Abdel-Aziz Qazzaz, from al-Khalil, 6 months, new order
40. Izzadine Jamil Saleh, from Jenin, 4 months, extension
41. Hammam Mounir Rahma, from Ramallah, 6 months, extension
42. Mohammed Khalil Sheikh Dura, from al-Khalil, 6 months, extension
43. Anas Hatem Kufaisheh, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
44. Mahmoud Ayoub Sidr, from al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
45. Abdullah Ibrahim Jawarish, from Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
46. Murad Ali Asakrah, from Bethlehem, 6 months, new order