[Pnews] Administrative detainees in Israeli jails announce the beginning of a boycott campaign against military courts

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Tue Feb 13 11:17:51 EST 2018


  Statement on Behalf of Administrative Detainees in Israeli Jails

13 February 2018

This Israeli Zionist colonial project continues to use the systematic 
policy of administrative detention, which is a violation of conditions 
and terms elaborated by international humanitarian law and international 
human rights law. Recently, the Israeli occupation forces intensified 
the use of this policy as there are currently hundreds of Palestinians 
under administrative detention. This intensification happens regularly, 
not once or twice a year, but every few months. Palestinians have spent 
up to 14 years under administrative detention without charge or trial. 
Administrative detention is used as a weapon against Palestinians; it is 
one method of collective punishment against our people.

International law puts strict conditions and rules on the use of 
administrative detention. The colonial occupation claims that it’s 
situation has met the emergency status and extreme conditions, which 
allow administrative detention, consistently for the past 50 years. The 
Israeli occupation authority does not only manipulate the language and 
implementation of international law, but it also claims administrative 
detention procedures are in keeping with international law. This is a 
lie. In reality, the Israeli military court and laws are in complete 
harmony with the occupation’s policies against our people and represent 
a complete disregard for international norms. To this end, Israeli 
military courts when it comes to administrative detention adopts 99.9 
percent of the suggestions coming from the Israeli intelligence department.

Accordingly, as a continuation of our hunger strikes and our struggle 
against administrative detention, we, administrative detainees in 
Israeli jails, are announcing the beginning of a boycott campaign 
against military courts. We will begin an open boycott to all 
administrative detention courts because we believe that the core of 
resisting this policy comes from boycotting this Israeli legal system.

As we go ahead with this collective step, we put our faith and trust in 
our people, their power and institutions, and in the civil society which 
will not leave us alone in this fight. We also call on all human rights 
organizations, the lawyers union, the Palestinian Prisoner Club, and the 
Commission of Detainees and ex-Detainees to help us in this step and 
boycott all administrative detention courts with us. This is a national 
patriotic act that should not be violated by any individual or 
institution, so we call on the Palestinian Authority to make a 
submission to international criminal court on the issue of 
administrative detention as soon as possible. Finally, we call on 
forming media, legal and public committees to support us in this campaign.

*Glory is for our martyrs and may we and our people get freedom*

*Administrative Detainees in the occupation prisons *

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