Prisoner placed in administrative detention shortly before scheduled release

JERUSALEM, Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails Omar Kamal Jaabari, 30, who was scheduled to be released from Israeli jails today, was unexpectedly placed in administrative detention without a charge or trial for four more months, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Jaabari, who comes from the West Bank town of al-Yamun, has spent seven months in Israeli detention, and was supposed to be released today. He was surprised by an Israeli court’s order placing him in jail for four more months.

Israel’s widely condemned policy of administrative detention allows detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals usually ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency