Factsheets

15 May 2009
On September 26, 2005 the Israeli occupation forces launched their campaign of arrest and detained 450 members of the Hamas party. These members were mostly involved in the 2006 PLC elections, either through active campaigning or who were taking part in the municipal elections in the various West Bank cities. The majority of those detained were kept in administrative detention for different...
31 March 2009
As of March 2009, there were 650 administrative detainees in Israeli prisons and detention centers including 5 women and 13 children under the age of 18. Israeli military and civil laws related to the administrative detention orders are based on the British Mandate Emergency Law for the year 1945. Military Order 1226 (1988) empowers commanders of the Israeli army to detain Palestinian West Bank...
01 November 2008
Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967, over 700,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel. This forms approximately 20% of the total Palestinian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Considering the fact that the majority of those detained are male, the number of Palestinians detained forms approximately 40% of the total male...
01 September 2008
On 7 June 1967 the new Israeli occupying forces in the West Bank issued Military proclamation No. 1. It justified itself with the words ‘in the interests of security and public order’. Since that time, the Israeli authorities have issued over 2,500 such military orders, with enormous impact on Palestinian life. These orders serve as justification every time the Israeli authorities arrest a...

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