Jerusalem, ALRAY- The Israeli military court of "Ofer" has extended the administrative detention of Palestinian detainee Mohammad al-Khatib for another four months without charge.
Administrative detention is a widely-condemned form of imprisonment that allows the Israeli occupation to hold Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable periods of time based on "secret evidence" in a stark violation of international humanitarian law.
The Israeli occupation is holding at least 1,016 Palestinians under administrative detention without charge, including six children and one woman, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Club.
The Israeli occupation army detained al-Khatib after storming and ransacking his home in Hizma town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.
Al-Khatib was then moved to the "Ofer" detention facility for questioning. One week later, an Israeli military court issued him a six-month administrative detention order without charge or trial, according to the Asra Media Office.
The Israeli occupation intelligence service requested that al-Khatib's arbitrary incarceration be extended for another six months for the second time based on secret evidence.
Two days before his second administrative detention order was set to end, the Israeli military court renewed his imprisonment for another six months.
So far, al-Khatib has been held under administrative detention without charge or trial for 18 months.