Israel detained 297 Palestinians, including 12 minors, in August

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

Israeli occupation forces detained 297 Palestinians, including 12 minors and 10 women, during the month of August, according to human rights and prisoners’ advocacy organizations.

According to a report by The Palestinian Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, the Palestinians Prisoner Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Israeli soldiers detained 103 from the Jerusalem district, 33 from the Ramallah district, 42 from the Hebron district, 40 from the Jenin district, 23 from the Bethlehem district, 10 from the Nablus district, 20 from the Tulkarm district, 11 from the Qalqilya district, eight from the Jericho district, four from Tubas, two from Salfit, and one from the Gaza Strip.

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The organizations noted that the total number of Palestinian prisoners behind Israeli bars is 4500, including 41 women, 140 minors, and 340 held in administrative detention.

The report said that eight prisoners began a hunger strike in August in protest of their administrative detention, noting that two of them are still until today on strike.

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Wadi Hilweh Information Center noted that 103 Jerusalemites were detained in August, including 12 minors and nine females.

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