Israel renews administrative detention of 2 Palestinians

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation courts renewed the administrative detention of two Palestinian detainees from al-Khalil, a rights group said Tuesday. Lawyer Ahmad Safiyeh, from the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), said an Israeli military court turned down the appeals filed by prisoner Thaer Halahleh over the security file pretext and sentenced him to four new months in administrative detention. The Israeli occupation renewed Halahleh’s administrative prison-term for the fourth time since he was arrested on August 8, 2014. The detainee was sentenced to six-month terms on three previous occasions.  A father of two kids, prisoner Halahleh, who has been locked up in Israeli jails for a total of 12 years, had gone on a 78-day hunger strike in 2012 in protest at being held administratively, with neither charge nor trial, in Israeli jails. The Ofer military court also extended the administrative detention of prisoner Tamer al-Qawasmeh, arrested on June 8, 2014, for three months.  In a related development, the Israeli prison authorities have kept the Palestinian detainee Anas Ghaleb Jaradat, 35, in an isolated cell for the 16th day running. Jaradat’s family said the Israeli occupation authorities denied the detainee his right to family visits. The family appealed to the human rights organizations to speak up for Jaradat’s case and push for ceasing his isolation in the Ramon jail. Anas has reportedly spent 13 years in Israeli jails out of 35 life-sentences.

(Source / 08.06.2016)

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