Report: Israeli forces arrested 498 Palestinians last February

498 Palestijnen opgepakt in februari

Palestinian human rights institutions reveled, in a statement on Monday that Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested last February 498 Palestinians including 108 minors, 19 women and a journalist man. In addition to the martyrdom of the Palestinian prisoner Mohammad al-Jallad who died after being shot by Israeli soldiers.

The statement pointed out that 161 of the arrested were from Occupied Jerusalem, 90 from al-Khalil, 55 from Bethlehem, 43 from Ramallah and al-Bireh, 39 from Nablus, 32 from Qalqilya, 25 from Jenin, 22 from Tulkarem, 10 from Tubas, 9 from Gaza Strip, 7 from Jericho and 5 from Salfit.

Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA) issued 99 orders of the illegal administrative detention with no charge or trial including 25 new orders, the statement added.

According to the report, which was issued by four human rights institutions, the number of Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails jumped to 7000 including 61 female captives with 12 minors. The number of prisoners of children reached 300; while the number administrative captives was 516 and the number of journalist detainees jumped to 23.

The report warned of the serious conditions inside Israeli prisons due to punitive measures. It called for exerting more efforts by Arab and international organizations in order to pressure for halting Israeli offensive practices against Palestinian prisoners and liberating them from Israeli jails.

(Source / 06.03.2017)

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