Number of Palestinians in Detention Without Trial in Israel Hits 5-year High

There are currently 579 Palestinians in administrative detention and over the past month 19 detention orders were issued against Israeli citizens, 2 of whom are Jewish

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The number of Palestinians in administrative detention – detention without trial – in Israel reached a five-and-a-half year high over the weekend.

According to data supplied by the Israel Prison Service to Haaretz, there are currently 579 Palestinians in administrative detention.

This is the highest figure since October 2016, when the estimated figure was 610, according to prison service statistics provided to the Hamoked Center for the Defense of the Individual. The Israeli military and the Shin Bet security service justify administrative detention as being necessary to thwart terror attacks.

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