Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained 380 Palestinians, including 45 kids and 10 females, in June 2023, according to the Palestinian Center for Prisoners Studies (PCPS).
While detaining Palestinians, Israeli forces raided hundreds of houses, arbitrarily searched them, and vandalized their contents.
The highest rate is in Jerusalem
The occupied Jerusalem witnessed the highest rate of detention, amounting to more than 36% of the total detentions, as Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnaped 135 defenseless Palestinians, including women and children.
Besides, the Israeli occupation courts issued hundreds of deportation, house arrest, and administrative detention orders against Jerusalemites.
Following Jerusalem, the city of Bethlehem witnessed massive detention campaigns that affected more than 90 Palestinian citizens.
Besieged Gaza detentions
The Israeli occupation has been severely besieging the occupied Gaza for over 16 consecutive years by which it controls the life of over 2.2 million Palestinians and isolates them from the outer world.
However, Israeli troops continue to restrict Gaza’s Palestinians by shooting them, launching aggressions, and detaining them in the eastern borders and the Gaza offshore.
Last May, Israeli forces detained 9 Palestinians from Gaza, including 5 fishermen, one of whom was wounded during an Israeli warships attack offshore Gaza. The other 4 Palestinian were detained near the eastern Gaza borders.
The PCPS’s head, Reyad Al-Ashqar, stated that the Israeli occupation escalated targeting Palestinian children with detention, house arrests, and high fines in the past June.
He reported that Israeli forces have kidnapped 45 Palestinian children, 3 of them are under the age of 14, the youngest of whom is Mohammad Al-Arda, 13, from Jenin, who was brutally assaulted by Israeli troops.
The Israeli court also sentenced 4 other children to administrative detention with no charge or a clear sentence and renewed the administrative detention for another child, namely Jihad Ouda, 17, from Qalqilya.
Israeli forces have also detained many Palestinian high school students and denied them to attend final exams, including Jamal Barahma from Jericho and Abdullah Obaid and Mohammad Ruwaidi from occupied Jerusalem.
Female detained Palestinians
In June, Israeli occupation forces detained 10 Palestinian women, according to the Palestine Centre.
The IOF detained the Palestinian ex-detainee Layan Kayed, who is an M.A. student at Birzeit University, after breaking into her house in Ramallah. She was previously detained in 2020, and her detention lasted 16 consecutive months.
Israeli troops also detained the woman Nadia Yunis, the sister of detainee Karim Yunis, from the 1948-occupied Palestinian territories.
During her visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli forces detained the Jerusalemite Su’ad Obadiah.
They also detained four Palestinian women from the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli troops also detained a girl in Hawara, south of Nablus, after beating and electrocuting her, claiming that she was trying to carry out a stabbing operation, and she was kidnapped in an Israeli military ambulance.
Administratively detained Palestinians
The Israeli occupation has escalated the administrative detention against the Palestinian people, targeting all categories of the Palestinian people.
Israeli courts have issued 215 administrative detention orders against Palestinians, 122 of which are renewal orders. 93 orders have been issued against Palestinians for the first time, most of them are ex-detainees, the Palestine Center reported.
So far in 2023, Israeli courts have issued 1445 administrative detention orders against Palestinians, including new and renewal orders.
As a result of Israeli arbitrary and illegal use of administrative detention, around 1200 Palestinians are currently administratively detained in Israeli prisons, the Palestinian Prisoners Office said.
The Israeli occupation claims that the Palestinian administrative detainees have secret files that cannot be disclosed at all, so the detainees do not know the length of their sentences or the charges against them.
The administrative detainee is often subjugated to the renewal of the detention period more than once, and it may sometimes reach a full year, which is also subjected to renewal.
Detainees’ Homes Demolition
Israeli occupation forces have demolished three homes for Palestinian families of detainees in Israeli prisons, the Palestine Centre documented.
The occupation forces have demolished the homes of the families of detainees Kamal Jouri and Osama Al-Taweel in Nablus and Islam Farroukh in Ramallah.
The demolition of Palestinian detainees’ houses is a new Israeli racial policy against Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons to break their well and their relatives.