14,000 Palestinians arrested over the last 2 years

14000 Pal's arrested

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested some 14,000 Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories over the last two years, according to a rights group.

Palestine Center for Prisoners’ Studies said that 14,000 Palestinians were detained since the start of Jerusalem Intifada on Oct.1, 2015 including 3,100 minors, 437 women, and 450 online activists.

Almost all the detainees were subjected to psychological or physical torture in Israeli detention and investigation centers in total violation of international laws and conventions, the center added.

The rise in Israeli arrests had intensified after the Jerusalem Intifada, according to the source.

2,860 administrative detention orders were issued over the reported period, 17 of which were issued against female detainees while 42 others targeted minors.

65 young girls were among the female detainees, six of them suffered live shot injuries during their arrest.

16 Palestinian MPs were also detained over the reported period, ten of them are still being held in Israeli jails.

The figures also documented the arrest of 150 elderly people, 39 academics, 240 patients and disabled people, and 115 journalists.

Over the past two years, six prisoners died, rising the number of Palestinian detainees who lost their lives behind Israeli bars to 212.

(Source / 02.10.2017)

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