posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 04:18 PM
Please note this is my first thread.
I came across a interesting article today about a political prisoner who has caused quiet a stir recently here in Ramallah. Jamal Abu al-Leil and Raed
Imtier both went on a hunger strike since they were detained recently under administrative detention. Israel’s policy of internment without trial or
charges -- for a year. While Israeli authorities claim the withholding of evidence during administrative detention, which allows detention for three-
to six-month renewable intervals.
While admintartive dentention is not a new thing I am surprised that a country like Israel would impose such a thing against their population.
Specifically the Palestinians. I have been living in the occupied West Bank for queit sometime now and honestly it really does feel like one big open
air prison here. It's not just Gaza that is an open air prison. Day to day life here is so routine and basic. Even the nightly raids have become a
norm to me. Grabbing a falafel at 3 am with the fellas a little tipsy and smelling the tear gas In the air has even become a norm. But I can wrap my
head around admistrative detention. It basically gives any government the right to hold back any one especially political advocates, journalist, and
anyone who goes against their agenda.
As I heard more about this issue this the more I read about it. Now if your were prisoner under this type of detention how could you resist it? A
hunger strike. I guess it really does put a political pressure on the government but what has me messed up is that you need to basically kill your
self to end up free?
Is that the mind games they want to play with you? If you keep speaking out and fighting their agenda they keep constantly throwing you in the circle
of administrative detention. Because this is not the first time these two have been arrested! Under the same administrative detention law. It's like
a rotating door. This is cruel and and unfair and I can't see any argument saying this is humane in anyway.
Here is the link to the article I referred to MAAN NEWS