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Infographic: A guide to administrative detention in Israeli prisons

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In May 2012, over 2,000 Palestinian prisoners and detainees went on hunger strike to challenge the conditions they face in the Israeli prison system. Not least, they called for an end to the practice of administrative detention, where Palestinians are held without charge or trial for months or even years. Despite drawing worldwide attention to the issue, administrative detention continues today.

The infographic “A Guide to Administrative Detention” takes the perspective of an administrative detainee as they face daily stresses, uncertainties and indignities. This experience ranges from simply not knowing what they are accused of, to realising that lawyers and humanitarian agencies can do little to help them.

This graphic is being released as part of Visualizing Palestine’s 2013 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

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  1. annie on October 17, 2013, 12:56 pm

    i recommend opening the visualize palestine’s indiegogo link and reading about their infographic plans for the future.

  2. just on October 17, 2013, 9:59 pm

    Thanks to Annie, MW and Visualizing Palestine.

    • Ludwig on October 17, 2013, 10:01 pm

      I think this is great and we should do something similar on the Hasbara side.

      • talknic on October 17, 2013, 11:22 pm

        @ Ludwig Anyone who ACTUALLY thinks can see straight thru any Hasbara. When something is built on a foundation of lies it will always fail.

      • Talkback on October 18, 2013, 9:34 am

        Ludwig, your sarcasm is hilarious as usual.
        I don’t understand why nobody seems to get it.

      • eljay on October 18, 2013, 10:12 am

        >> I think this is great and we should do something similar on the Hasbara side.

        You Zio-supremacists already do far too much for the hasbara side.

  3. talknic on October 18, 2013, 12:17 am

    Meanwhile: Duplicity 101

    Ten Jewish men were removed from the Temple Mount on Monday morning and questioned by the police after they unfurled an Israeli flag, sang the national anthem and danced at the holy site …

    Micky Rosenfeld, a spokesman for the Israel Police …. the men were removed “after not keeping to the regulations,” and that he did not know whether they belonged to an organized group. “It might have been spontaneous,” he said. “It doesn’t seem to be something that was planned.”

    Micky Rosenfeld is hilarious. Not planned? They took an Israeli flag into the compound because they were going to …. ???

    • MahaneYehude1 on October 18, 2013, 12:31 am


      “… were removed from the Temple Mount … and questioned by the police after they…” – “…. the men were removed “after not keeping to the regulations,”
      – Says it all!!

      • Woody Tanaka on October 18, 2013, 9:32 am

        “- Says it all!!”

        No, it doesn’t. They have no business being there and no one but who the Waqf wishes to be on al-Haram ash-Sharif should dare set foot on it. The fact that israelis have no respect for other people’s property is one your greatest crimes and sins. Shame on the whole lot of you.

  4. iResistDe4iAm on October 19, 2013, 11:17 am

    The Highest Conviction Rates in the World

    In 2010, the conviction rate for Palestinian suspects in Israeli military courts was an unprecedented 99.74%

    But the conviction rate for Palestinian CHILDREN in Israeli military courts was even higher at 99.88% (2005-2010)

    However, the effective imprisonment rate for Palestinians is greater than 100% because when Israel cannot produce “evidence” to convict, it simply imprisons Palestinians WITHOUT charge or trial.
    To add injustice to injustice, 98.77% of requests for administrative detention were approved in 2010 (see first link above).

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