Israel holds Palestinians in administrative detention

Published February 8th, 2023 - 03:00 GMT
Palestinian prisoners held in administrative detention
(Credit: Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies twitter)

ALBAWABA - The number of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails under administrative detention has shot up to 915.

The number is the highest since 2003 according the Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies in Ramallah.

The Center's director Riyad Al-Ashqar said the figure was the highest since 2003, when it was 1,000. Last year, it was 840. 

Ashqar pointed out that despite their illegal nature, Israel issued more than 2,400 administrative orders in 2022. 

Israel is expected to increase the use of administrative detention orders under the most right-wing government, which took office on Dec. 29 with Benjamin Netanyahu at the helm.

The head of the Palestine Center said the number of people held under administrative detention represented a cross-section of society and include deputies, faction leaders, academics, women, university students, children, and patients.

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