Days of Palestine

Tuesday, January 31

Israeli Occupation Detain 6,500 Palestinians in 2022

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Israeli occupation forces rounded up 6,500 Palestinians since the start of 2022, according to an independent and nongovernmental rights organization.

153 women and 811 children were among the detained Palestinians said the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) in a statement.

The statement added that 2,134 “administrative detention” orders were also issued against Palestinian detainees during the same period without charge or trial.

Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention is a pre-emptive measure that allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for lengthy periods of time based on disclosed allegations that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

The PPC stated that 4,700 Palestinians are currently being held behind bars in 23 Israeli-run prisons and detention centers across the Palestinian-occupied lands.

The rights group also noted that the Palestinian detainees include 34 female prisoners, 150 children as well as 835 administrative detainees.

600 Palestinian prisoners also suffer from various chronic diseases, arguing that they are subjected to tragic conditions, brutal treatment, and agonizing torture, highlighted the statement.

The PPC said all Palestinian prisoners are held in inhumane conditions, do not receive necessary medical care, and are exposed to deliberate medical neglect.