“Hamouri’s deportation would pave the way for later deportation of Jerusalemite Palestinians, which means, which will further threaten Palestinian presence in the city,” said Sahar Francis, director of the Addameer Prisoners’ Support Association.
French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hammouri remains held without charge or trial.
The Secretary-General is closely following the case of Hammouri and other Palestinian administrative detainees.
UN calls on Israel to release Palestinian prisoners held under administrative detention or bring charges against them if any exists
Stephane Dujarric made the demand at a press conference on Saturday, stressing that the UN is closely monitoring the situation of the prisoners held under the “administrative detention,” including prominent French-Palestinian human rights defender Salah Hammouri.
The spokesman’s remarks came after independent experts had called on Israel to immediately release Hammouri, who recently ended a 19-day hunger strike in objection to the systematic policy of administrative detention.
The UN has called on Israel to either release or charge Palestinian prisoners held under administrative detention without trial, drawing particular attention to the case of human rights lawyer Salah Hammouri
UN experts condemn Israel’s ‘sadistic’ punitive measures against French-Palestinian rights defender Salah Hammouri￼
UN independent experts have called on Israel to immediately release Salah Hammouri.
French-Palestinian lawyer and researcher for the NGO Adameer, Salah Hamouri, currently in administrative detention, was put in solitary confinement on September 28, 2022, after having started a hunger strike. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) and the League for Human Rights (Ligue des droits de l’Homme – LDH) urge the Israeli authorities to unconditionally release Mr Salah Hamouri