Farwana: (2039) arrests in Jerusalem during the year 2019

Abdel Nasser Farana, a specialist in prisoners' affairs, said that the Israeli occupation authorities have stepped up their repressive measures against Palestinians in Jerusalem over the past few years, and have dramatically expanded their arrests.


In a press release, Farwaneh said that during the past year, 2,039 arrests have been recorded in occupied Jerusalem, involving children, young men, the elderly, women and underage girls.


He said arrests of Jerusalemites in 2019 increased their capacity (13 percent). what was recorded in 2018.


The number of arrests in Jerusalem has increased over the past year, accounting for 37 percent of the total, he said. Of the 5,509 arrests recorded in all Palestinian governorates, 5,509 were arrested in Jerusalem, while the number of arrests in Jerusalem was lower than in the previous year, accounting for 27.8 percent. Of the total number of arrests in 2018.


He said that, like the rest of the Palestinian prisoners, the Holy Sepulchre suffered from poor conditions of detention and detention, harsh torture, solitary confinement, medical negligence and denial of the most basic human rights, such as treatment, education, family visits, communication with the outside world and others.


He noted that approximately 450 residents of The City of Jerusalem and its environs remainin israeli prisons and detention facilities, including dozens of children, women and girls, and that they also include (8) prisoners on the list of prisoners of war who have spent more than 20 years in prison continuously.


The prisoner Samir Abu Nema, who has been detained for more than 33 years, is considered the dean of the prisoners of Jerusalem and the oldest. In addition, there were 7 prisoners from Jerusalem who had been freed in the "Wafa al-Ahrar" deal, were re-arrested and returned to them.


Farwauna stressed that the prisoners of Jerusalem are at the heart of the captive movement and a key pillar of its pillars, and participated actively in the confrontations with the prison administration, and hunger strikes, and contributed to the development and the joy of the captive movement, and formed many of them leaders and symbols of the national movement captive throughout its long march, and that (18) Prisoners who were martyred behind bars, the first of which was the martyr Qassim Abu Aker in 1969, joined by Isaac Maragha, Omar al-Qasim, Mustafa Akawi, Hussein Obeidat, Aziz Aweysat and many others.


He called on Farana to highlight the suffering of Jerusalemites as a result of daily arrests and escalating arbitrary measures, with the need to support and support them in order to strengthen their resilience and stability. He called for the care and support of editors and a decent standard of living for them and their families.

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