Israeli campaign of arrests continues inside occupied Palestinian territory

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

Israeli occupation Police and the General Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrested 165 young men and women within two days for their participation in the protests against the aggression on Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip and condemning settler attacks on Palestinians.

"Arab 48" correspondent, Diaa Hajj Yahya, reported that the number of detainees in Al-Taybeh, Al-Tira, Umm Al-Fahm, and Qalansawa yesterday and the day before yesterday reached 13, and later 8 young men were released.

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According to eyewitnesses that the arrests campaign affected a number of young men in Haifa, and it was reported that other arrests were carried out in the town of Kafr Qara.

Today, the Israeli police arrested three young men from the village of Aylout for the suspicion of attempting to assault a police officer during the recent events.

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For his part, the General Director of Adalah - the Legal Center for the Protection of the Rights of the Arab Minority in Israel, Lawyer Hassan Jabareen, touched on police violations and the recent arrest campaign in an interview with Arab48, saying that the decision is purely political.

He added that the police want to increase the number of detainees, whatever the reasons, and it is a decision that appears to be approved by Netanyahu. If he did not have a picture of victory over Gaza, then it would be an image of victory over poor Arab minors in their towns at night. Frankly, our goal is deterrence.

On Sunday evening, the police launched a campaign called "Law and Order" to carry out arrests, searches, and investigations with demonstrators until indictments are submitted and prison sentences are imposed on them according to what was stated in her statement.

The police claimed that "the campaign aims to bring the perpetrators of serious and national violence and those involved in the possession and trafficking of weapons, arson, assault on property and belonging to criminal organizations, to trial," according to the claim.

This campaign came as a continuation of the arrests campaign carried out by the police against demonstrators and activists from various parties and movements active in the local arena in the past two weeks as the occupation arrested more than 1,550 people, while it filed 150 indictments.


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