Palestine: Abductees launch boycott of Israeli occupiers’ military courts

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Palestinian prisoners held without trial or charge have launched a boycott of Israel’s military courts in the occupied West Bank, as prisoner groups warn that one detainee on hunger strike faces ‘imminent danger of death.’ In an escalatory step agreed by Palestinian political parties, the 500 so-called administrative detainees began new year by refusing to show up for their court sessions. The boycott includes the initial hearings to uphold the administrative detention order, as well as appeal hearings and later sessions at the Supreme Court. … Administrative detention is an Israeli policy that allows the indefinite detention of prisoners without trial or charge based on ‘secret evidence’ that neither the detainee nor his lawyer is allowed to see. At least four Palestinian children are detained under such orders.” (01/04/22)