Israel detains 1,300 Palestinians in 3 months

Israeli Border Police officers arrest a Palestinian man in Jerusalem (Eyad Tawil - Anadolu Agency)

Middle East Monitor  /  October 25, 2021

Israeli occupation forces detained more than 1,282 Palestinians over the past three months, a joint report issued by a number of Palestinian rights groups said yesterday.

The report was issued by Addameer for Human Rights, the PLO’s Commission for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club and Wadi al-Hilwah Information Centre.

According to the rights groups, the report covered the period between July and September, noting that 525 detentions were carried out in Jerusalem alone.

Some 160 children and 37 women were among the detainees.

The report noted that the total number of the Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails reached 4,600 by September, including 35 women, 200 children and 500 under administrative detention – held without charge or trial.