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Research conducted by Shiri Krebs, a PhD student at Stanford University law school and previously an international law advisor to Israeli Supreme Court president Dorit Beinisch, examined 322 cases brought before the High Court between 2000-2010 in which Palestinian administrative detainees appealed against their sentence. Throughout this decade not a single case resulted in a release order, with two exceptions – in one case the court rejected the state’s appeal to release a detainee and in another the detainee was released before the case reached the court. 36% of appeals were withdrawn due to understanding with the security services before the court discussion, 19% of the cases were withdrawn for similar reasons after discussion, and 44% of the appeals were denied. The average discussion time in an administrative detention case is only 20 minutes, even for detainees imprisoned for months or even years.
The Shin Bet (General Security Service) questioned four Israeli left-wing activists at length ahead of a planned pro-Palestinian “fly-in” and warned them that they are under surveillance. Two of the activists were questioned in Ben-Gurion International Airport upon returning from a trip abroad, and two were questioned in a Tel-Aviv police station after receiving a written summons. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew - Haaretz)