B’Tselem slams approval of administrative detention for Israelis

B’Tselem objects to the use of administrative detention against both Israelis and Palestinians, the human rights organization’s spokesperson Sarit Michaeli said Sunday in an interview with The Jerusalem Post. Administrative detention is the practice by which terror suspects are jailed without trial for up to six months, during which security forces work to investigate the wider terrorist cell in which suspects operate.

Reacting to the government’s recent move to approve administrative detention for suspected Jewish terrorists — in the same way that it does for Palestinian terrorists — Michaeli described the measure as "the worst tool in the toolbox" which she views as unacceptable, regardless of one’s nationality.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/BTselem-slams-approval-of-administrative-detention-for-Israelis-as-worst-tool-in-the-toolbox-411600

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