Dozens of Palestinians ordered imprisoned without charge or trial

Israeli occupation authorities issued 24 administrative detention orders against Palestinian prisoners since the beginning of November, reported Palestinian lawyer Mahmoud al-Halabi on 16 November 2017.

Administrative detention orders are used to imprison Palestinians without charge or trial. Issued for one to six months at a time, these orders are indefinitely renewable. Palestinians have spent years at a time jailed under administrative detention. There are over 450 Palestinians out of a total of over 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention.

Among the Palestinians against whom orders for imprisonment without charge or trial were issued is Bushra al-Tawil, a Palestinian journalist and prisoners’ advocate from al-Bireh, ordered jailed without trail for six months. She is one of six Palestinian women held without charge or trial under administrative detention.

Another order was issued against Palestinian Legislative Council Ahmed Abdel-Aziz Mubarak, ordering him imprisoned without charge or trial for an additional four months; he is one of 12 elected Palestinian parliamentarians jailed by Israel, and he has been held since 16 January 2017 under repeated administrative detention orders.

10 of the administrative detention orders were new orders, while 14 were renewals of existing orders. The orders were issued against the following prisoners:

1. Fahmi Hassan Zuhour, El-Bireh, 6 months, extension
2. Fayez Salah Najib Halabi, Salfit, 4 months, extension
3. Murad Mohammed al-Zaghari, Bethlehem, 4 months, extension
4. Saad Hassan al-Amour, Bethlehem, 4 months, extension
5. Nadim Ibrahim Sabarneh, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
6. Nader Mustafa Sawafta, Tubas, 6 months, extension
7. Ahmed Salim Soufan, Ramallah, 3 months, extension
8. Wahid Hamdi Abu Maria, al-Khalil, 4 months, new order
9. Mohammed Sami Ghoneim, Jenin, 4 months, extension
10. Mehdi Jamil Aroq, Jenin, 4 months, extension
11. Ahmed Abdel-Aziz Mubarak, Ramallah, 4 months, extension
12. Omar Mohammed Hamed, Ramallah, 3 months, new order
13. Basil Osama al-Issa, Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
14. Mohammed Suleiman Harithat, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
15. Ayed Mohammed Dudin, al-Khalil, 6 months, extension
16. Ahmed Adnan Salman, Nablus, 4 months, extension
17. Jamal Mohammed Abdel-Kamil, Bethlehem, 3 months, extension
18. Ismail Khalil Alayan, Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
19. Bushra Jamal al-Tawil, Ramallah, 6 months, new order
20. Qassem Majd Barghouthi, Ramallah, 6 months, new order
21. Shadi Mohammed al-Hareimi, al-Khalil, 3 months, new order
22. Raafat Naim Abu Aker, Bethlehem, 6 months, new order
23. Eyad Hosni Bazigh, Ramallah, 6 months, new order
24. Ribhi Said Shqair, Ramallah, 6 months, new order