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Israeli courts extend administrative detention of Al-Ramahi, Hamad and 7 Palestinians
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The occupied Palestine, ALRAY - Israeli courts extended Sunday the administrative detention of the Secretary-General of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Mahmoud al-Ramahi and senior leader, Fadi Hamad in addition to five Palestinians from the occupied Jerusalem.

Director of Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies, Fouad al-Khuffash, denounced the Israeli policy of administrative detention, pointing out that the occupation courts condemned  the open-ended hunger strike administrative prisoners declared for the 26th day in a row.

Khuffash explained that al-Ramahi was arrested on November 23, 2013. He joined in the  hunger strike partially by boycotting the prison's clinic to treat  his illness.

Hamad also joined in the strike and was isolated at Ella Israeli prison in Beersheba.

Khuffash called on the international bodies and human rights organizations to pressure on occupation in order to release all the  prisoners and to end the policy of administrative detention.

In a separate development, family of prisoner, Ameer al-Ahmad, 27, from Jenin said that the occupation court sentenced al-Ahmad for five months and fined him IL 1500.

Head of Jerusalemites Detainees and Prisoners Families Committee, Amjad Abu Asab, said that the courts extended detention of Mohammed Jabah to next Tuesday and Mutassim Abu Asab,  while extended the detention of Mohammed Abu Arafa, Ihab Abu Arafa and the  Journalist Amjad Arafa to next Monday.

An Israeli court  also extended  the detention of administrative prisoner Zuhair al-Ahmad, 19, from Jenin until mid of May 2014.

Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial.

Palestinians have been subjected to administrative detention since the beginning of the Israeli Occupation in 1967 and before that time, under the British Mandate. The frequency of the use of administrative detention has fluctuated throughout Israel’s occupation, and has been steadily rising since the outbreak of the second intifada in September 2000.