IOA renews administrative detention of 15-year-old boy
RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) renewed the administrative detention of the Palestinian child Hamza Hamad, 15, for the second consecutive time. A rights group affirmed that Hamad’s administrative detention was renewed for four months after spending four months in Israeli jails without charge or trial. Hamad, whose father Muayed Hamad is held in Israeli jails and serving seven life sentences, was arrested from his house in Silwad town in Ramallah last February. Hamad was earlier arrested for 22 days in August 2015 where he was subjected to tough investigation in al-Maskoubiya detention center. Under international law, the use of administrative detention is permitted only in exceptional cases related to security. Israel, however, has detained thousands of Palestinians, and for years without charging them or allowing them to defend themselves in trial. Of the estimated 7,000 Palestinians behind Israeli bars, at least 715 are administrative detainees, according to Addameer’s statistics.
(Source / 25.06.2016)