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Nidal al-Bum, 34, recently released from administrative detention, talks about his detention and 39-day hunger strike

Nidal al-Bum, teacher I am a teacher in the elementary school in the village. I live in the village with my wife and our three children: Liana, 4, Dujana, two and a half, and Amar, a year and a half o
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Hostage Holding - Illegal and Immoral

Israeli Human Rights Organizations - B'Tselem, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual and Physicians for Human Rights - welcome the High Court's
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B'Tselem Executive Director in Letter to Prime Minister: Order the Immediate Release of Hunger Striker Muhammad al-Qiq

Update: According to media reports , Muhammad al-Qiq and the Israeli authorities reached an agreement whereby al-Qiq would now end his 93-day hunger strike, and then be released from administrative de
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Administrative detention is an unacceptable measure that diverts attention from authorities’ policy to avoid protecting Palestinians from settler violence

Settlers in the fields of ‘Asira al-Qibliya. Photo: Omar Qusini, Reuters, 3 July 2011 Israel’s administrative detention of extreme right-wing activist Mordechai Mayer and planned administrative detent
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Human Rights Organizations: “Refrain from Collectively Punishing Palestinians.”

Concern that many of the military’s actions in the Occupied Territories do not directly serve the aim of locating and returning the three abducted Israelis and are severely and unnecessarily violating

Without Trial

According to the report Israel is holding 335 Palestinians in lengthy administrative detention. Nine Gazans are being held pursuant to the Internment of Unlawful Combatants Law. The organizations call