Israel has arrested 2330 Palestinians, including 304 minors in six months

The Israeli occupation forces have arrested 2330 Palestinians in the first six months of this year, Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer) said in a report published by the WAFA news agency.  

The report indicates that 1363 Palestinian were detained since the coronavirus outbreak in early March, adding that  304 children and 70 women were among the detained since January.

 "Israel issued 565 administrative detention orders for new and current detainees," the report asserted, pointing out that there are 4700 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails serving various periods of time, including 41 women and 160 children, while administrative detainees held without charge or trial and based on secret evidence reached 365.

In June, the Israeli occupation forces detained 469 Palestinians, most of them from Jerusalem where 211 residents were detained in the month of June and 1057 since January, including 57 women, two of them minors, 202 minors and five children, in addition to 45 from Ramallah area, 33 from Hebron, 36 from Jenin, 43 from Bethlehem, 32 from Nablus and the rest from other parts of the West Bank and two from the Gaza Strip, while issuing 98 administrative detention orders.

Basma Qaddour