Ramallah, ALRAY - Administrative detainees in Israeli occupation jails have been boycotting Israeli courts for the 164th day in a row protesting the systematic policies of administrative detention.
Under the banner “Our decision is freedom,” over 500 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails continue their battle against the policy of administrative detention, declaring a comprehensive boycott for all judicial procedures related to administrative detention.
The boycott includes the initial hearings to uphold the administrative detention order, as well as appeal hearings and later sessions at the Supreme Court.
Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said that the policy of administrative detention is now widely used as a collective punishment against all Palestinian people without exception.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement in Israeli occupation jails has declared its full support for the decision of the administrative detainees in refusing to show up for their trial sessions.
The movement called upon all administrative detainees in all Israeli occupation jails to stick to this decision and be patient until achieving the goal of abolishing the systematic policies of administrative detention.
According to Palestinian figures, about 4,500 Palestinians, including 32 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.
Among them, close to 540 Palestinians are currently being held under Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention, under which prisoners can be held for renewable six-month periods without charge or trial.