B'Tselem: 42 Palestinians held in administrative detention for over 2 years

Of 548 Palestinians Israel is detaining without trial, 42 have been held for over two years, Human Rights Group B'Tselem said Thursday in its annual report. Twenty-three have been administratively detained for over two and a half years, including three who have been detained between three and four and a half years, and two over four and a half consecutive years. In a statement, B'Tselem said it "demands that Israel immediately release all administrative detainees, or try them for the offences they are alleged to have committed."