“Our decision is freedom”: Palestinians fight against administrative detention

Israel’s illegal practice of administrative detention has been met with a new form of resistance by Palestinian detainees: court boycotts

April 07, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

For over 90 days now, 490 Palestinian administrative detainees have continued their collective boycott of Israeli military courts.  The mass protest action was launched in January 2022 under the slogan “Our Decision is Freedom, No to Administrative Detention”. Palestinian detainees have boycotted Israeli military courts at all levels, including the courts of the first instance, appellate courts, and the civil High Court. They have refused to appear for hearings at courts, and have barred their attorneys from representing them in absentia until Israel stops the use of this policy.

Palestinians have been resisting their unlawful and arbitrary detention through means of protest including hunger strikes and boycotts.