Israel and the Kafkaesque

And when I say “individuals”, I mean Palestinians. As of the end of April, 692 Palestinians were held by Israel in administrative detention, 13 of them children. Probably the best known administrative detention case (and one I’ve blogged about before) is Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha‘s. He’s the 24-year-old from the Palestinian Circus School in Birzeit in the West Bank, who (of all things) teaches children circus skills. Without providing evidence, the Israeli military has apparently decided that Abu Sakha poses a “danger … to the security of the region”. And with this open-and-shut case in front of it, a military court imposed a second six-month administrative detention on Abu Sakha in June, meaning he’s now due to be held until December.

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