500 Palestinian administrative prisoners continue to boycott Israeli occupation courts
Palestinian administrative prisoners detained in Israeli prisons are steadfast in their decision to protest the arbitrary Israeli administrative detention policy.
About 500 administrative detainees continue their boycott of the Israeli occupation courts for the 77th day in a row, in protest of the Israeli policy of administrative detention.
Early January, the administrative prisoners took a collective stand, announcing a boycott of all judicial procedures related to administrative detention.
Administrative prisoners are detained in Israeli occupation prisons without charges or trials. The occupation doesn't allow prisoners or their lawyers to inspect evidence materials, in clear and explicit violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law.
The Israeli occupation Prisons Authority claims it has secret files about administrative prisoners that can never be revealed, consequently, the detainees would not know the period of their imprisonment.
Administrative prisoners are often subjected to the renewal of their detention period multiple times for a period up to three months, six months, eight months, and sometimes a full year.
In some cases, the detention period renewal has reached seven years, as in the case of prisoner Ali Al Jammal.
Last Sunday, the Palestinian Prisoner's Club announced that the administrative prisoners are preparing to carry out a hunger strike on March 25.
In a statement, the Club pointed out that the strike depends on the level of the Israeli Prisons Authority's response to the prisoners' demands.
It is noteworthy that the number of prisoners detained in the Israeli occupation prisons reached about 4500, including 34 women prisoners, and about 180 children.