Prisoner Club: The occupation issued (1595) administrative detention orders during 2021

The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that the policy of administrative detention constitutes one of the most prominent systematic policies used by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinians, through which it targets actors and influencers at all political, social, and cognitive levels, with the aim of undermining any situation. active in Palestinian society.  

The club added in a statement issued today, Sunday, that the step of the administrative detainees represented in boycotting the occupation courts, numbering about (500) administrative detainees, comes in light of a number of dangerous facts they faced during the year 2021, where the occupation authorities issued (1595) administrative detention orders against detainees. Former detainees who spent years in the occupation prisons, in addition to new detainees, under the pretext of the existence of a “secret file.”

The highest percentage of administrative detention orders was issued, according to the club, during the month of May 2021, reaching (200) orders, and that about (60) prisoners and administrative detainees engaged in hunger strikes, most of them against administrative detention, and the detainee Hisham Abu Hawash is still (40) A year-old) from Dura / Hebron, continues his open hunger strike for the 139th day, as he faces the possibility of sudden death, according to what medical reports confirmed. Administrative detention, and the occupation continues to carry out its crime against the detainee Abu Hawash, despite his refusal to respond to his demand of ending his administrative detention.

The Prisoner’s Club stressed that the military courts of the occupation constituted the main tool in consolidating the policy of administrative detention, by violating the guarantees of the “fair” courts, including its refusal to inform the detainee and his lawyer of the charges against him under the pretext of a “secret file”, which are merely mock courts. It also practices an additional process of revenge, by implementing the decisions of the occupation intelligence, “Shin Bet.” This can be read through all the decisions issued by it in various degrees against the striking prisoners, and its decisions specifically regarding the cases of detainees who carried out hunger strikes witnessed serious transformations, with the aim of breaking this experience. .

It is noteworthy that the administrative detainees in 1997 implemented a boycott of the occupation courts, and their number decreased as a result of this confrontation. However, with the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000, the occupation authorities “restored” politics and escalated it, and the number of administrative detainees reached, at the beginning of 2003, to a thousand detainees.

Coinciding with the outbreak of the popular uprising on October 1, 2015, the occupation authorities re-intensified the policy of administrative detention, as the number of administrative detainees approached (800), while their number did not exceed (350) until the end of September 2015.

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