Israeli occupation forces detained on Thursday, December 22, 2022, a Palestinian citizen at the Beit Hanon-Erez crossing in Gaza.
According to the specialist on Palestinian detainees affairs, Abdelnaser Farawneh, the Israeli occupation forces detained Husam Abuyunis from KhanYunis while passing from Erez crossing.
It is worth mentioning that 8 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.
The Palestinian Center for Prisoners Studies revealed on Sunday, December 4, that Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained 15 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, mostly fishermen, in November 2022.
The Israeli occupation often uses 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.