Thu 08 Jun 2023 10:05 am - Jerusalem Time

An open occupation policy against administrative prisoners

The Occupation Prisons Authority believes that its threats to administrative prisoners in order to prevent them from going on hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention, and its violation of international laws and norms against the prisoner movement in general and administrative prisoners in particular, may discourage them from their struggle steps in order to achieve their just demands.

These threats cannot discourage the administrative prisoners from their legitimate decision to declare a comprehensive hunger strike, which they set to begin on the eighteenth of this month, after they have exhausted all struggle steps in order to abolish the outdated administrative detention that even the state put in place during its colonization of Palestine to facilitate The establishment of the occupying state canceled it, because it contradicts international laws and norms and violates human rights to freedom of expression and opinion, and other things.

Before announcing their struggle steps by announcing the date of the comprehensive hunger strike, they took several struggle steps, including refraining from attending the courts. Many of them also carried out and are still doing individual hunger strikes, which led to the death of the prisoner Khader Adnan a few weeks ago, but the occupation prison administrations rejected all their demands. Rather, the Minister of the so-called Israeli National Security instructed the occupation prisons authority to increase the restrictions on prisoners, including administrative prisoners, which prompted them to escalate their protest steps and their decision to use their last weapon, which is a comprehensive hunger strike, despite the risks to their health and lives.

In addition to threatening a number of administrative prisoners, the prison administrations tried to present temptations to a number of others, represented in not imposing penalties on them and not renewing their administrative detention, as is the case now, where the administrative detention of administrative prisoners is renewed several times, and many of them are for years that often reach up to Five or six years, and after their release, the occupation authorities arrest them again.

The prison authorities, with their attempts at this threat and temptation, believe that through this they can succeed in this policy and strike at the unity of the administrative prisoners, and thus thwart the comprehensive hunger strike.

However, it is unlikely that this policy, which relies on divide and rule, will succeed with the administrative prisoners who believe in the rights of their people and their rights as prisoners and fight for their freedom, especially since the occupation authorities do not present any indictments against them and that their arrest comes under allegations of secret files against them, in an attempt to sow dust in the dirt. El-Ayoun and in order to continue their arbitrary detention.

The methods of prison administrations have become exposed, and they cannot succeed in separating the unity of the captive movement in general, and the fate of these methods and policies is a complete failure.

Hence, it is the national and moral duty of all Palestinians to take the broadest steps of solidarity with administrative prisoners and prisoners in general, and to support them and their families to prevent prison administrations from single-handedly excluding them and taking more arbitrary measures against them.


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An open occupation policy against administrative prisoners