The Palestinian Prisoners Club confirmed that the number of administrative detainees in the occupation prisons, until the end of last March, exceeded 1016 detainees, including 6 children and one female prisoner, which is the highest percentage since 2003.
The club stated, in a statement today, that administrative detainees are held in prisons. Ofer, the Negev, and Megiddo, where the number of administrative detainees until the end of March in the Negev prison was about 442, and in Ofer prison, 340, and the number of detainees in Megiddo prison was about 131, while the rest of the detainees are in other prisons.
The statement added that the number of administrative detention orders issued since the beginning of this year amounted to about 800, and the highest percentage of them were new orders, indicating that 80 percent of the administrative detainees are former detainees who spent years in the occupation prisons, including under administrative detention.
He pointed out that the crime of administrative detention is one of the most prominent and dangerous crimes carried out by the occupation against the Palestinian people, and it has escalated significantly since last year, compared to the past few years, explaining that the number of administrative detainees in January of last year was 500, and at the end of last year it exceeded Their number is 850 detainees. The Captive Club pointed out that over the past nine years, the occupation authorities issued about 13,000 administrative detention orders, the highest rate during the past year, compared to the past few years, when the number of orders reached 2,409.
It is noteworthy that the occupation authorities resort to administrative detention against those against whom they cannot file an indictment, which is a retaliatory measure, as the occupation relies on the Emergency Law.