World Bulletin / News Desk
"The Palestinians, who are under administrative detention in occupant Israel’s prisons, announced that they would not attend Israeli courts starting by 2018, in the framework of Palestinian factions’ agreements," said Palestinian Prisoners' Society of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in a written statement.
The practice in question keeps nearly 500 Palestinians in prisons, the statement added and said that the detainees would apply the decision in ten days and even their lawyers would not go to the courts.
The statement also said that this is a step taken ‘against a cruel and illegal practice like a sword put on their neck’.
It also noted that Israeli courts are only figures and they take decisions by directives of Israel’s domestic intelligence service Shabak.
Under the policy of administrative detention, prisoners can be held without trial for periods ranging from six months to one year.
Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and detain local Palestinians, claiming they are "wanted" by Israeli security agencies.
Over 6,500 Palestinians, including 300 children, are currently languishing in prisons throughout the self-proclaimed Jewish state, according to official Palestinian figures.
The head of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and the chief of the intelligence agency are also blacklisted, diplomatic sources said, making them subject to asset freezes and travel bans.
Army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns in occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem
Icy roads contribute to at least 4 fatalities, fifth death attributed to exposure
Republican leadership eyes Thursday vote on stopgap bill, but passage is uncertain without Democratic support
Border patrol also harasses and uses violence against volunteers, who provide aid, reports say
Pentagon and U.S.-led coalition contradicted with each other on function of PYD/PKK-led SDF forces in Syria
Lee, a naturalized US citizen also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested late Monday after he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York.
Israeli forces first detained al-Tamimi on Dec. 19 during an overnight raid
If France recognizes Palestine as a state, more countries will follow it, says Luxembourg FM
U.S. said Tuesday it was suspending a total of $65 million in aid to Palestine
Reason for crash not yet known, defense minister says
Electoral coalitions in Iraq are often formed based on sectarian and ethnic lines
Al-Aqsa officials are warned not to carry out any renovation work at flashpoint holy site, local official says
Rescue team has not ruled out possibility of locating more bodies
Israeli officials say Gaza economy was “like from zero to below zero”