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In two weeks, Israel issues 35 administrative detention orders against Palestinians

The Israeli authorities issued 35 administrative detention orders against Palestinians, including a lawmaker and a journalist, in the period between January 18 and 31, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday.

PPS attorney Mahmoud Halabi said lawmaker Ahmad Mubarak, arrested on January 16, was served with a six-month administrative detention order, while journalist Nidal Abu Aker, who has been in detention since August, had his administrative detention renewed for another six months.

Abu Aker had served 13 years in Israeli prisons, including nine years in administrative detention without charge or trial.

Halabi said the Israeli authorities issued 12 new orders against first time detainees or others who had served time in prison and re-arrested. The rest were renewed orders.

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