Watchdogs: ‘Israel’ arrested 429 Palestinians in July only

Including 32 children and ten women

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Human rights organizations and watchdogs revealed on Wednesday that the Israeli army arrested 429 Palestinians last July only.

In its monthly joint report, the organizations (The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs, The Palestinian Prisoners Association, Wadi Hilweh Information Center) revealed that the arrests included 32 children and ten women.

According to the report, 201 Palestinians were arrested from the Palestinian capital, 46 from Ramallah and Bireh, 35 from Hebron, 34 from Jenin, 22 from Bethlehem, 20 from Nablus, 15 from Tulkarm, 17 from Qalqilya, eight from Jericho, 15 from Tubas, three from Salfit, and 13 from Gaza.

The number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has reached nearly 4500 last July. 41 of them are women, nearly 160 are children, and 360 under administrative detention.

The occupation state did not lower the pace of arrests although of WHO guideline to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic. It also continued its policy of holding large numbers of Palestinian prisoners in small cells that lack ventilation and do not meet minimal requirements of sanitation and hygiene.

(Source / 13.08.2020)

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