Israel extends the detention of 43 Palestinians being held in prison
Published Friday 27/12/2013 (updated) 28/12/2013 16:30
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli courts on Friday extended the detention of 43 Palestinian prisoners under the pretext of continuing investigation and judicial procedures against them, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society said.
Al-Jalama court extended the detentions of Orwa Radwan, Ali Irshid, Samih Adwan, Adib Ghalban, Amjad Hasis, Luay Huwari, Mahmoud Amarneh, Abdullah Harzallah and Anas Assaf.
Ashkelon court extended the detentions of Ibrahim Musallam, Mahmoud Musallam, Luay al-Hashlamoun, Mahmoud Haddad, Mazin Abu Eisha, Maher al-Amla, Ayman Sharouf, Hamada Dabasa, Yusif Samamra, Yusif Awawda, Mouhannad Nairoukh, Faraj Shihab, and Murad Makhamra.
Salem military court extended the detentions of Jasir Quariq, Samir al-Atatra, Mohammad Abu Bakr, Humam Daraghmeh, Mahmoud Abu Bakr, Rami Daraghmeh, Mamoun Hamarsha, Mouhannad Anbousi, and Abdul Rahman Ba'jawi.
Petah Tikva court extended the detentions of Bilal Dufash, Suleiman Tahir, Imad Halawa, Mohamma Abu Zeid, Muntaser Khalouf, Shabaan Abu Zeid, and Mohammad al-Zeer.
Ofer and Muscoviyah (the Russian Compound) courts extended the detention of Islam Haymouni, Karam Ali, Bilal Sayes, and Khalil Zahran.
5,200 Palestinians were being held in Israeli jails as of Oct. 2013, according to the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs. Another 1,280 are in Israeli prisons for being inside Israel without permits.
Since 1967, more than 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel, representing 20 percent of the total population and 40 percent of all males in the occupied territories.
Under international law, it is illegal to transfer prisoners outside of the occupied territory in which they are detained, and the families of Palestinian prisoners' face many obstacles in obtaining permits to see their imprisoned relatives.