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Two underage prisoners under Israeli administrative detention

Prisoners Authority: Two underage prisoners under administrative detention inside the "Megiddo" detention center.

Jerusalem24 – The Prisoners and Executives Affairs Authority reported that the Israeli occupation authorities have administratively arrested Amal Nakhleh from Jalazoun camp north of Ramallah, and Faisal Al-Arouj from Bethlehem, both of whom are 17 years old, and are detaining them in “Megiddo” detention center under the pretext of the secret file Without directing specific charges against them.

The commission stated in a report, today, Monday, that the boy, Nakhla, was arrested for the first time on November 2 last year, for a period of 40 days, and the occupation re-arrested him again on January 21 this year, and an administrative detention order was issued against him for a period of 6 months. .

It also indicated that ‘Nakhlah’ complains of a difficult health condition, and suffers from a rare disease called (myasthenia gravis) where communication between nerves and muscles weakens, which causes weakness in the muscles, especially the muscles used in breathing and swallowing, and he is in urgent need of serious health follow-up with special care, and with the conditions of his detention, the matter became more difficult for the minor ‘Nakhlah’.

Regarding the minor Faisal Al-Arouj, the commission said that he was arrested for the first time on October 5, 2019, and an administrative detention order was issued for a period of 6 months, and he was released on April 4 last year.

It added that the occupation re-arrested him again on April 25 last year, and issued an administrative order for a period of 6 months, which was renewed for another 6 months on October 24 of the same year.

The commission pointed out that “this unjust detention affected all segments of Palestinian society, children, patients and women were not excluded from this, as the occupation was able to transform its military courts into a political tool that contemplates the violation of our people.”

Adding that this type of detention depends on mock and formal courts, and is based on secret files, and does not take into account the principles of fair trial stipulated in law, as the detainee and his lawyer are deprived of knowing the reasons behind the arrest, and in many cases the administrative detention order against the prisoner is renewed at the last minute from the expiry date of the previous administrative detention order.

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