More than 7,700 Palestinians inside Israeli jails

This number shows an annual increase by 87 per cent compared with 2015

More than 7,700 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israeli occupation authorities, Military Court Watch (MCW) reported on Sunday.

MCW said that 423 Palestinian children are included in this number, noting that most of the prisoners are being held in Israeli facilities in violation of the 4th Geneva Convention

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem –More than 7,700 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israeli occupation authorities, Military Court Watch (MCW) reported on Sunday.

According to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as of 31 January 2016, there were 7,766 Palestinians, from the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

MCW said that 423 Palestinian children are included in this number, noting that most of the prisoners are being held in Israeli facilities in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

The human rights organisation also said that this number shows an annual increase by 87 per cent compared with 2015.

In addition, it stated that these figures include two children held under the illegal administrative detention.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli occupation forces carry out arrest campaign against Palestinian citizens almost every night across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Sometimes, they arrest Palestinian travelers at the hundreds of the military checkpoints scattered across the occupied West Bank or from Gaza at the Erez Crossing.

(Source / 06.03.2016)

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