More than 3,000 Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli occupation forces in 2022 as part of the so-called Israeli dubbed operation “Breaking Waves”.
It comes amidst a rise in Israeli settler attacks in the occupied West Bank over the past few months, during which illegal settlers have on occasion even turned against Israeli forces.
This year alone over 150 Palestinians have been killed in the occupied territory, including 33 children. According to the UN, this makes 2022 the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since 2005.
Overnight raids by the Israeli troops are a near-daily practice in the occupied West Bank. Israeli occupation claims that they are essential for intelligence purposes, however, rights groups have slammed the practice, insisting that the goal is to oppress and intimidate the Palestinian population and increase state control.
Like illegal military checkpoints and the illegal Separation Wall, insist critics, the raids are part of the DNA of the Apartheid State.
A report issued last month by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC), revealed that the Israeli occupation had issued 1,829 administrative detention orders; detaining Palestinians without charge or trial.
According to the report, the highest number of detainees was recorded in Jerusalem where 2,700 Palestinians had been detained.