Occupied Jerusalem – Al Carmel
Israeli occupation authorities have Sunday renewed the administrative detention order against a Palestinian prisoner from the occupied West Bank city of al-Bireh for the third time in a row.
The Israeli occupation detained Jamal Zaid, 64, from his home on September 15, 2021, and issued an administrative detention decision against him for a period of 6 months, then renewed it three times in a row for a period of three months.
He suffers from difficult health conditions, suffers from kidney failure, and performs dialysis 3 times a week.
Israel’s widely condemned practice of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.
The US State Department has said in past reports on human rights conditions for Palestinians that administrative detainees are not given the “opportunity to refute allegations or address the evidentiary material presented against them in court.”
Amnesty International has described Israel’s use of administrative detention as a “bankrupt tactic” and has long called on Israel to bring its use to an end.
Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their illegal administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy, which violates international law.