The High Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected a petition by a Palestinian detainee to overturn a military court ruling extending the administrative detention of a Palestinian Hamas activist.

Mahmoud Adib Mahmoud Masalani petitioned the High Court after the military court of appeals refused to overturn a military court ruling to extend his detention until May 27.

The panel of justices, Edna Arbel, Neal Handel and Zvi Zilbertal said that after a careful review of the evidentiary material, they believed Masalani posed a threat to regional security and to the public. Therefore, they said, the decision to extend his administrative detention was correct.

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