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150 administrative detainees poised to systematically protest 'Israel's sham courts'
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Gaza, ALRAY - Administrative detainees in Israeli jails are poised to protest Israeli Prison Service (IPS)'s arbitrary policy against them according to the plan they put in mid September.

Ramallah Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Qaraqe told Safa Press that "the prisoners will set off protests on October  25, boycotting all the Israeli courts that enforce the administrative detention which does not have a legal foundation,"

Researcher at the Solidarity Foundation Ahmed Betawi said in a telephone interview with Safa "the Administrative detainees are intent on taking a series of protest steps, having given the prison administration a two-month notice to end this measure against them,"

Betawi added that "the steps would be gradual and in coordination with the lawyers to boycott all the courts, since the detainees no longer have trust in these 'sham courts'"

"Israeli intelligence service's word is the final one; judges or lawyers have nothing to do," he noted. 

The detainees will start late this month with going on hunger strike for one day a week, and for two days as from December; in January 2014, they would boycott all prisons' clinics.

In February, they would refrain from taking medications, while with the beginning of March, they would develop hunger strike to three days a week.

Betawi said "the number of administrative detainees in Israeli prisons recently increased to 150, mostly pardoned prisoners, including 50 in the Ofer prison, while the rest in the Negev prison and others.

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