- Published on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:06
On Tuesday, March 28, forces of Israeli Prison Service "Shabas" forced the administrative detainee Ghassan Badran Jaber, 31, from Hebron, to go out before the Israeli Court of Appeal, though the administrative detainees have decided to boycott the court.
Jaber had refused to stand before the court to hear its decision about the renewal of his administrative detention decision for another two months, three times in a row. When the policeman called Jaber's name, he refused to come to court due to his boycott.
The policeman summoned a military force from the "Shabas" that forced the prisoner to be presented before the court.
"This court session is illegal for many reasons: First, I was forced and threatened by gun to come to the renewal session, Second, because the court uses the administrative detention issued in the British mandate as an emergency law," Jaber told the Court's judge. "Israel is the only state that uses this kind of detention from 65 years ago. Britain, who issued this law, no longer uses it."
Jaber regards the any decision made as illegitimate, in the same way as the 320 administrative detainees in Israel prisons who were arrested because they oppose the occupation. The administrative detainees include academics and university lecturers, journalists and writers, activists from the syndicate, students, and representatives of different institutions.
The administrative detention policy under pressure, particularly due to prisoner Khader Adnan, who launched a hunger strike in opposition and who is supposed to be released on April 17th. As soon as Adnan stopped his strike, the Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalabi started her own hunger strike that today reaches its 42nd day