[Pnews] Israel renews administrative detention of Palestinian woman journalist, 45 others
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Fri Mar 2 11:56:11 EST 2018
Israel renews administrative detention of Palestinian woman
journalist, 45 others
March 2, 2018 - http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779903
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli authorities on Thursday issued 46
administrative detention orders against Palestinian detainees, including
a female journalist, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
PPS attorney Mahmoud Halabi said on Thursday that Israeli authorities
issued a four-month administrative detention order against Palestinian
journalist Bushra Taweel.
Taweel, a resident of the central occupied West Bank city of al-Bireh,
is a former prisoner. She was re-detained in November 2017 and sentenced
to six months of administrative detention, before having her detention
renewed this week.
According to PPS, amon the Palestinians who were issued administrative
detention orders on Thursday, 10 of them are former prisoners who were
re-detained. Israel uses administrative detention almost exclusively
against Palestinians. The widely condemned Israeli policy allows for a
detainee to be sentenced for up to six-month renewable intervals based
on undisclosed evidence.
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.
Rights groups have claimed that Israel's administrative detention policy
has been used as an attempt to disrupt Palestinian political and social
processes, notably targeting Palestinian politicians, activists, and
According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there were 6,279
Palestinians in Israeli prisons as of August, with 465 being held in
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