Palestinian prisoners and human rights organizations reported that the Israeli occupation forces detained 690 male and female Palestinian citizens, including 119 children and 30 women, during last October.
The institutions, which are Detainees and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission, Prisoner Club, Addameer Foundation for Prisoner Care and Human Rights, and Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Jerusalem, indicated that the number of Palestinian detainees in the occupation prisons amounted until the end of last October to about 4760 male and female prisoners, including 33 female, about 160 minors, and 820 administrative detainees.
They pointed out that the highest percentage was concentrated during the aforementioned month in occupied Jerusalem and its towns, in which the arrest cases reached 343, including 12 children, 80 minors, and 24 women, including a minor girl, followed by Hebron with114 cases, and Ramallah with 60 cases.
They added that the number of administrative detention orders issued during the past month amounted to 219, including 84 new orders, and 135 renewal orders.
The institutions stated that the month of October witnessed a clear escalation and targeting of children, as it recorded the second-highest percentage since the beginning of the year after last April.
They indicated that the number of Palestinian children and minors who were detained reached 119, whose arrests were accompanied by grave violations, while the occupation continues to detain about 160 children in its prisons, distributed among the prisons of Ofer, Damoun and Megiddo.
The institutions pointed out that the occupation forces escalated the policy of administrative detention significantly, and launched a massive campaign of arrests against a large number of former Palestinian prisoners, most of whom were transferred to administrative detention.
The prisoners’ institutions confirmed that the occupation detains dozens of Palestinians and injured detainees inside its prisons and detention centers, who suffer from various physical disabilities as a result of injuries they were shot by the occupation forces.
Since the beginning of this year, with the escalation of the confrontation, the number of wounded in prisons has increased, as the occupation shot more than 35 Palestinian detainees during the process of their arrest, some of which resulted in severe injuries.