UN renews call on Israel to end the practice of administrative detention of Palestinian activists

Asked by a reporter about the continuous Israeli administrative detention of French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hammouri, who was on hunger strike along with 29 other Palestinian administrative detainees demanding an end to their illegal incarceration, Dujarric said that the Secretary-General is closely following the case of Hammouri and other Palestinian administrative detainees.

“We are closely following the situation of Mr. Hammouri and other Palestinian administrative detainees held by Israel. We’re aware that there is about 30 detainees, including him, who’ve recently ended their hunger strike, which had been going on since September. And obviously, we have… as you know, we have repeatedly called for Israel to end the practice of administration detainees by either releasing people or charging them when there are grounds to do so,” he said.