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Amnesty: End Palestinian Detention Without Charge

In a new report released on Wednesday, Amnesty International demanded Israel end the practice of holding Palestinians under administrative detention, calling on Israel to either release or properly charge Palestinians held in custody.

The report titled: “Starved for Justice: Palestinians Detained without Trial by Israel,” list what the human rights organization considers a violation of Palestinians’ rights to due process. At the end of April of this year, Israel had 38 Palestinians held in administrative detention, including 24 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

In addition, the report stated that the Israeli Prison Services punished Palestinian hunger strikers by placing the, in solitary confinement, claiming that holding the action was against prison regulations. Those prisoners who were weakened by the hunger strike were moved to the prison service medical facility, were according to the prisoners, they were mistreated.

Another grievance the report states, is the withholding of family visits to Palestinian prisoners from the Gaza Strip.

For more, go to Haaretz.com

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