The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped and detained, in August 2017, 522 Palestinian citizens in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, according to a joint report released by human rights institutions.
130 children and 16 women were among those who were jailed or temporarily held in detention during the reporting month.
324 of those citizens are from the West Bank, 194 others from Jerusalem and four from Gaza.
During the same month, the Israeli occupation authority also issued 134 administrative detention orders (with no indictment or trial) against Palestinian detainees. 61 of those orders were issued for the first time against prisoners and 73 were extensions to previous ones.
The report has been released by the Palestinian Prisoner Society, al-Mizan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Association for Prisoner Support and Human Rights, and the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs.
(Source / 14.09.2017)