The occupation authorities detained last night, Sunday, November 6, 2022, a Palestinian citizen while he was passing through the Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.
The specialist in Palestinian detainees affairs, Abdel Nasser Farwana, said that the occupation authorities detained the Palestinian citizen, Mohammad Abdel-Karim Juma’a Abu Namous, 32, from Rafah governorate in the southern Gaza Strip through the Beit Hanoun crossing, on Sunday evening.
According to Farwana, the Israeli occupation authorities have detained, since the beginning of this year, 5 Palestinian citizens of the Gaza Strip while passing through the Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing; Hundreds of others were detained for a few hours while they were traveling through the crossing.
He added that it often used the crossing as a means of pressure and blackmail against Palestinian citizens, while still preventing thousands of Gaza citizens from passing through the Erez crossing towards the West Bank, Jerusalem, or the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 for the purpose of trade, work, medical treatment, or visiting relatives, under the pretext “security interdiction”.
The Israeli occupation detains in its prisons about 200 Palestinian citizens of the Gaza Strip, 26 of whom are sentenced to life imprisonment.