Days of Palestine

Wednesday, March 29

Israel detained more than 500 Palestinians last month, including 81 children

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Israel detained 514 Palestinians last month from all over the West Bank and Jerusalem, including 81 children and 10 women, prisoners’ advocacy groups said on Thursday.

The Prisoners Commission, the Prisoners Society and Addameer said in a joint statement that Israel detained 175 Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem, 54 from Ramallah district, 100 from Hebron district, 36 from Jenin district, 25 from Bethlehem district, 45 from the Nablus district, 21 from Tulkarm and 24 from Qalqilya.

In addition, five were detained from Toubas, eight from Salfit, 10 from Jericho and 11 from the Gaza Strip.

They said this brings the number of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons to 5000, among them 43 women and 200 children. At the same time, the number of Palestinians held in administrative detention without charge or trial is around 450, while 101 new and renewed administrative detention orders were issued only last month.