EU calls on Israel to release teen detained without charges

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The EU in a statement recently echoed the UN Human Rights Office in the occupied Palestinian territory in calling for the immediate release of 17-year old Amal Nakhleh Orabi from Jalazon camp Ramallah.

Amal was sentenced by an Israeli military court for six months of administrative detention without charges or trial.

“Amal is suffering from an autoimmune disease that requires regular medication and medical attention,” the statement said.

“The European Union has always expressed its long-standing concerns about the extensive use by Israel of administrative detention without formal charges and called Israel to respect its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child to which it is a state party,” it concluded.

On Sunday, the Ofer Military Court confirmed the administrative detention order against  Amal, who has been in Megiddo Prison since his arrest from his home in the camp on 1/21/2021.

Amal suffers from a rare disease called “myasthenia gravis,” in addition to shortness of breath. The Ofer Military Court extended his detention – without interrogating him – until 2/27/2021, when the military judge issued an administrative detention order against Nakhla, and a court issued Ofer, on Sunday, confirming the order against him for a period of 6 months, which can be extended.
The director of Addameer Association for Prisoner Care and Human Rights in Palestine said that after the occupation court confirms the administrative detention order, it will submit an appeal to the Appeal Court against the confirmation decision at any time, pointing out that if the court rejects the appeal, it will go to the Occupation Supreme Court.