The Palestinian Center for Prisoner Studies has reported a significant increase in arrest campaigns conducted by Israeli occupation forces in the city of Jerusalem, with a total of 2,190 arrests made since the beginning of the current year.
Among those arrested, 495 are minors, and 68 are women.
The report emphasized that the Israeli occupation’s actions against Jerusalemites aim to exhaust and deter them from defending the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and countering the escalating incursions by settlers, especially during Jewish holidays.
The center further detailed that the occupation has intensified its arrest and summoning campaigns against Jerusalem residents in recent weeks, and it has also increased expulsion orders against those who frequently engage in Al-Aqsa Mosque activities, all in an effort to prevent their presence in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa as the Jewish holiday season approaches.
Al-Ashqar also highlighted that the 495 minors who were detained include several injured children, notably 14-year-old Abdulrahman Al-Zaghl and 15-year-old Omar Abu Mayala.
Additionally, 68 women were among those arrested, with Samira Harbawi, a 50-year-old woman, being a notable case.
The Israeli occupation authorities continue to issue expulsion orders, house arrest sentences, and administrative detention orders against Jerusalemites to obstruct their presence in Al-Aqsa Mosque and its courtyards.
The center documented 912 expulsion orders, the majority of which were related to Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City, in addition to 270 house arrest orders for varying durations and dozens of administrative detention orders.
The Palestinian Center for Prisoner Studies called for the urgent need to strengthen the resilience of Jerusalemites and support them in facing the occupation’s measures and attempts to displace the city’s residents.
The center stressed the importance of documenting ongoing Israeli violations against Jerusalemites and working to bring the perpetrators to international courts.