Jerusalem , ALRAY- Number of Palestinian administrative detainees is expected to double in the shadow of arresting hundreds of Palestinian by Israeli army in the West Bank, Haaretz Israeli daily newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Nearly 200 detainees were arrested since last Thursday; several of them are held in administrative detention without certain charges , the newspaper added.
The Israeli government has decided in the last session of the cabinet to tighten the conditions of detention. The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) intends to separate detainees affiliated to Fatah movement from those who are affiliated to Hamas.
The punishment actions could include preventing detainees from studying and reducing number of TV channels they are allowed to watch. The IPS will also reduce family visit. .
Israel is holding captive more than 5,000 Palestinians, including 19 women and 200 children; around 567 of the detainees have been sentenced to at least one life term.
At Least 200 detainees entered a hunger strike battle ,are currently held under administrative detention orders.
Since 1967, when (Israel) occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, more than 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel. This represents approximately 20% of the total population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and 40% of all males.
Despite prohibition by international law, Israel detains Palestinians in prisons throughout Israel, far from their families, who almost never obtain the necessary permits to leave the Occupied Palestinian Territories to visit them.