Israeli authorities issued administrative detention orders against 34 Palestinian prisoners for periods between three to six renewable months on yesterday.
Palestinian Prisoners’ Society lawyer Mahmoud Al-Halabi said in a statement that 24 of the orders were issued against prisoners who had already spent long periods in Israeli administrative detention.
The prisoners were identified as: –
- Ibrahim Shihdeh Abu Shaqra, Al-Bireh, three month extension
- Usama Hani Abu Arqoub, Hebron, three month extension
- Fadi Ahmad Zayyat, Ramallah, three month extension
- Shadi Muhammad Jarrar, Jenin, four month extension
- Nafeth Thib Abu Ubeid, Tulkarem, three month extension
- Firas Taysir Qawasmeh, Hebron, four months
- Ahmad Abd al-Jalil Shahatit, four month extension
- Anas Sam Qaqour, four month extension
- Ibrahim Ismail Natsheh, Hebron, three months
- Fouad Rabah Assi, Ramallah, four month extension
- Muhammad Mutaz Abu Aisha, Jerusalem, four month extension
- Amjad Jamal Hashash, Nablus, six month extension
- Alaa Abd al-Latif Bani Shamseh, Nablus, six month extension
- Waddah Khalid Dweikat, Nablus, six month extension
- Adham Omar Abu Arqoub, Ramallah, three month extension
- Hussein Ismail Itbeish, 3-month extension.
- Muhammad Ali Itbeish, Hebron, four month extension
- Jaafar Sami Thaher, Nablus, four month extension
- Samara Sami Hujeir, Ramallah, four months
- Bassam Moussa Halayqa, Hebron, six month extension
- Abd al-Rahman Nabil Bader, Jerusalem, six month extension
- Laith Rasmi al-Asafra, Hebron, four months
- Wael Younis Bader, Jerusalem, six month extension
- Muhammad Izzat al-Khatib, Hebron, four month extension
- Saleh Amin Kamil, Jenin, six months
- Khalid Nidal Shafie, Nablus, six month extension
- Majed Faisal Nazzal, Jenin, six months
- Suhaib Assef Bani Odeh, Tubas, four month extension
- Jihad Hussam Marie, Ramallah, three months
- Rami Mahmoud Beiram, Ramallah, six months
- Sharif Muhammad Masalmeh, Hebron, six months
- Rami Ibrahim Hadush, Hebron, four months
- Salameh Fathi Matariyeh, al-Bireh, six months
- Ali Asaad Lulah, Nablus, four months
Rights groups have claimed that Israel’s administrative detention policy has been used as an attempt to disrupt Palestinian political processes, notably targeting Palestinian politicians, activists and journalists.
Although Israeli authorities claim the withholding of evidence during administrative detention is essential for state security concerns, rights groups have instead claimed the policy allows Israeli authorities to hold Palestinians for an indefinite period of time without showing any evidence that could justify their detentions.