Over 100 Palestinians arrested in recent Negev events

Israeli police assault Palestinian

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The Hebrew radio on Sunday said that the Israeli police had arrested more than 100 Palestinian citizens, including children, during the events that took place in recent days in the Negev desert.

According to Kan Radio, an Israeli court extended the detention of over 50 of those detainees and released the others into house arrest, while appeals filed by Israeli police and lawyers representing the citizens are being studied by courts.

In recent days, hundreds of local Arabs in the Negev staged protests against the exposure of their lands to appropriation by the “Jewish National Fund,” a Zionist organization that collects money from Jews around the world to seize Palestinian property.

The protests were met with brutal force by the Israeli police, causing several injuries, while many were arrested and jailed.

Last Thursday, in particular, hundreds of local Arabs in Negev staged protests against their land confiscation by this Jewish National Fund.

In a statement, Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, said that the Israeli police, some disguised in Arab clothes, also arrested a large number of demonstrators.

The police used stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters, injuring many local citizens, according to its statement.

It said that Arabs in the Negev had obtained prior permission from the police to organize the demonstration.

The police dispersed Thursday’s demonstration before it started, the statement added.

(Source / 16.01.2022)

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