Knesset approves regulation to prevent prisoners from using the phone

PNN/ Bethlehem/

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee Wednesday approved a regulation to ban Palestinian administrative prisoners from using the phone to contact their families, denying them rights that must be granted to prisoners.

Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan (Likud) who suggested the regulation, claimed that the bill “will stop operations and prevent prisoners from giving instructions to activists outside of the prison.”

Jpost website said that these restrictions have effectively been in place for years, but had not been codified.

The administrative detention policy enables the Israeli government to keep Palestinians in jail without trial or charge for up to 6 months. The detention order can be renewed an indefinite number of times. This has lead to the detention of over 7000 Palestinians in Israeli jails and detention camps without any obvious charges.

On a related matter, administrative prisoner Khader Adnan (37) on Sunday night has ended a 56-day hunger strike after Israeli occupation finally bind to his demands, lawyer and the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced.
Adnan has been under arbitrary detention for a year now.

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