Days of Palestine

Friday, March 31

February| IOF Detains 175 Palestinian Citizens, 31 Boys in Jerusalem 

Israeli Occupation Forces
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The far-right Israeli occupation government has been escalating its attacks against the Palestinian citizens of Jerusalem during February, especially with the announcement by National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir of the “Defensive Wall 2” military operation on the city.

In February only, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained 175 Palestinian citizens, including 6 women and 31 minors, in occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli occupation courts issued 14 administrative detention orders against Palestinian detainees from the city.

In its war against the Palestinian detainees, the Israeli occupation launched a punitive campaign against the freed detainees and their families, including seizing their bank accounts, raiding dozens of homes, and confiscating their gold jewelry, cars, and other valuables.

This step came in the implementation of the decision of the Minister of the Israeli occupation army, Yoav Gallant, to impose financial penalties on 87 Jerusalemite detainees and their families under the pretext of receiving financial aid from the Palestinian Authority.

The escalation of Israeli violations against the Palestinians was not limited to their arrest only, but also affected the detainees inside the occupation prisons.

The Israeli occupation prisons administration began on February 16, 2023, imposing collective punishments on Palestinian detainees against the collective disobedience steps they took during the past two days in response to the measures of the extremist Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir.

The number of Palestinian detainees in the occupation prisons is currently about 4,780, including 160 children, 29 women, and 914 administrative detainees.

Home confinement and deportation

The Israeli occupation issued 29 house arrest orders against Jerusalemites, including 5 children, in February.

The occupation courts issued more than 15 deportation orders against Palestinians in Jerusalem, 7 of which were deportation orders from the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. IOF

Administrative detention

The Palestine Center for Prisoner Studies confirmed that the number of administrative detainees in the occupation prisons has recently increased to more than 1,000 detainees, which is the highest rate in 20 years.

The Palestine Center said that the Israeli occupation has greatly escalated the issuance of administrative orders against Palestinian prisoners, as they issued more than 400 decisions since the beginning of this year.

It indicated that more than 85% of the administrative prisoners are ex-detainees, who were previously detained and spent years in the occupation prisons, and the occupation re-arrested them again under false pretexts.

Among the administrative detainees are one female, Raghad Al-Fanni from Tulkarm, five children, two deputies from the Legislative Council, two detainees with cancer, and a number of elderly detainees over 60 years old.

235 Palestinian detainees killed by medical negligence

The number of Palestinian detainees who died inside the Israeli occupation prisons rose to 235, after the death of the Palestinian detainee Ahmed Abu Ali, 48, from the city of Yatta, near Hebron, as a result of the crime of medical negligence by the Israeli prisons administration.

The Prisoners Club said in a statement that the prisoner Abu Ali, who has been detained since 2012, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Abu Ali is a father of nine children, and there are about two years left until his release date. Over these years, he has suffered from several diseases, chronic heart health problems, diabetes, and others.

However, the Israeli occupation is still holding the bodies of 11  detainees who were killed inside its prisons.

The occupation uses the policy of medical negligence policy a weapon against the Palestinians by which they are killed slowly.

As a result, the number of sick Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons has reached about 600 detainees, including 24 detainees with tumors.