Friday, April 21, 2017

Israel/Palestine News

Hundreds of Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons without charge or trial, known as administrative detention. Administrative detention is a common tactic used by Israel to detain and imprison Palestinians for up to six months at a time without having to charge them or put them on trial. Today on Prisoners day, over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners launched an open-ended hunger strike with a list of demands to improve the conditions.

Sahar Francis, Director of the Adameer prisoner support NGO, explains
how this is the largest such strike since 2012 and how it has its roots
in the different legal systems for Palestinians and Israelis.