Mohammad Othman, the BDS campaigner who was detained by Israel upon returning from a speaking tour in Norway, was given three months administrative detention yesterday in an Israeli military court. Othman had been held 61 days without charge before the court agreed to the prosecution’s request for administrative dentention. Othman has been under nearly constant interrogation during this time.
Administrative detention is a common tool Israel uses to suppress Palestinian dissent. It is an open ended sentence that is commonly extended with little transparency or justification. From B’Tselem: