The Israeli occupation authorities continue to practice administrative detention against Palestinian prisoners who have been rejecting it, as around 500 administrative prisoners continue their boycott of the Israeli occupation courts for the 33rd consecutive day protesting this unfair policy.
On January 1, 2022, the administrative prisoners decided to completely boycott all judicial procedures of the administrative detention, including sessions and appeals.
In response, the occupation authorities impose punitive measures on prisoners who boycott these courts by denying them the right to visitation and renewing their administrative detention.
In Ofer Prison, the administrative detainees decided to return their daily three meals, as a form of expressing their rejection of their administrative detention.
Furthermore, all detainees in the same section returned their lunch mean, in solidarity with the administrative detainees and the decision to boycott the Israeli courts.
It is worth noting that a number of prisoners had previously gone on an open-ended hunger strike for different periods of time, protesting their administrative detention, which resulted in an agreement limiting the period of their detention.
Administrative detention is detention without charge or trial, which depends on a secret file neither the detainee nor his lawyer has access to.
According to the military orders of the occupation, an administrative detention order can be renewed unlimited times, where an administrative detention order is issued for a maximum renewable period of six months.
According to institutions specialising in prisoners’ affairs, the Israeli occupation authorities are holding about 500 Palestinians in administrative detention, out of about 4,600 prisoners held in its prisons until the end of October 2021.