Occupation arrests 5,500 Palestinians in 2019

The Palestinian Prisoners Studies Center reported that during 2019, the Israeli occupation arrested 5500 citizens, including 880 children, and 153 women and girls.

"The year 2019 is a year of" abuse and repression "of prisoners, and the year of arbitrary detention campaigns against the Palestinians, as part of the policy of collective punishment practiced by the occupation forces against them," said the media spokesman for the center, Riyadh Al-Ashqar.

He pointed out that more than 200 prisoners were injured and some of them were crushed due to their repeated repression inside prisons.

Regarding the arrests, he indicated that Jerusalem had the largest share, in which 1930 citizens were arrested, while Hebron ranked second with 850 arrests.

He pointed out that among the total number of children arrested, there are 84 children under the age of 12, and in a dangerous precedent, a case of arrest of the child Nader Hejazi from Balata camp, who is not more than 3 years old, was recorded.

He indicated that, out of the total number of women arrested, 12 were minors and two wounded, and there were elderly women, university lectures and journalists.

Seven arrests were monitored during the year by members of the Legislative Council, along with 1,400 released prisoners, and 152 arrests of patients and people with special needs, some of whom suffer from psychological and physical disabilities.

In 2019, the martyrs of the captive movement rose to 222, with 5 wounded martyrs, who are the prisoner “Faris Ahmed Baroud” (51 years old), as a result of the medical negligence he suffered after spending 28 years behind bars, and the wounded prisoner “Omar Awni Younis” (20 years old). ) From Qalqilya, a week after his arrest, was injured at the Za'tara checkpoint, and the prisoner “Nassar Majed Taqatqa” (31 years), from Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem, a month after his arrest, as a result of torture and medical neglect he was subjected to, and the prisoner “Bassam Amin Al Sayeh” (47 years old) From Nablus, who was suffering from cancer of the blood and bone and subjected to medical negligence, and the prisoner "Sami Ahed Abu Diyak" (37 years), from Jenin, who Trauma to the process of execution, as a result of a medical mistake during surgery, according to Al-Ashqar said.

He pointed out that the occupation courts increased the issuance of administrative orders against the prisoners during the same year, and issued 1022 administrative decisions between new and renewal, compared to 920 decisions last year, which constitutes an increase of 10%.

Administrative decisions extended to women, children and representatives of the Legislative Council, where administrative orders were issued against 4 children and 4 women, and 32 prisoners went through individual hunger strikes in protest against their administrative detention, and their strike periods ranged between two weeks to 4 months.

 

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