Palestinians back decision to boycott Israeli courts
The decision to boycott the Israeli occupation courts was made in protest of the broad use of administrative detention, or arrests without trial, by the occupation.
The Palestinian prisoners' movement in occupied Palestine expressed total support for the decision of Palestinian prisoners in administrative detention to Boycott Israeli occupation courts over arrests without trial.
In a statement, the movement said that "the Prisoners' Affairs Authority and the Palestinian prisoner's club have been contacted to coordinate the step on a national level."
In an exclusive interview for Al Mayadeen, Abdullah Qandil, director of the Waed society for prisoners hailed Al Mayadeen for choosing the heroes of the Freedom Tunnel from Gilboa Prison for the Person of the Year award 2021.
Qandil added that "other steps, most notably mass hunger strike, are to be anticipated."
"5,000 Palestinian prisoners plan to Boycott Israeli occupation courts," he continued, noting that "the step would bring about change in the Palestinian uprising, and it is a practical rejection that sets a pace for what comes after."
For his part, Moaz Abu Sharkh, the spokesperson for the Palestinian Prisoners Information Office, told Al Mayadeen that the campaign “Our Choice Is Our Freedom” will be launched today under the hashtag #StopAdministrativeDetention.
The spokesperson added that the campaign aims to give the prisoners a voice.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club confirmed Friday that the administrative detainees, who are about 500, will begin on Saturday boycotting the Israeli occupation courts in protest of the administrative detention.
The Club added that the administrative detainees confirmed in a statement that they had taken a national and collective decision through declaring a comprehensive, final, and unprecedented boycott of all judicial procedures related to administrative detention.
The administrative detainees stressed that they would not take part in this "theatrical play" that benefits the occupation and its security services, especially the "Shin Bet" intelligence service, which is responsible for keeping the detainees in administrative detention.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club launched an electronic campaign in cooperation with activists, in solidarity with the prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, who is on an open hunger strike for the 138th day in rejection of administrative detention.
It is worth mentioning that the family of prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash is waking him up with great difficulty since dawn.
Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission has lately warned that the health condition of the hunger-striking prisoner is deteriorating rapidly and has reached a very critical and dangerous stage.