The occupation arrested 615 citizens during the month of July 2019

The Israeli occupation forces arrested 615 Palestinians from the Occupied Palestinian Territory during the month of July 2019, including 93 children and 9 women.

According to a fact sheet issued on Tuesday, the Israeli authorities arrested (266) citizens of Jerusalem and (76) citizens of the Palestinian Prisoners' Association. Ramallah and Al-Bireh, 75 residents from Hebron, 54 from Jenin, 33 from Bethlehem, 39 from Nablus, and Tulkarm from 17 They arrested (21) citizens of Qalqilya governorate, and (7) citizens of Tubas. Portfolio of Salfit, and arrested 8 of the Jericho Governorate, in addition to (13), a citizen of the Gaza Strip.

Thus, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the Israeli jails until the end of May, about (5700), including (37) women, while the number of child detainees in the prisons of the occupation about (230) children, and administrative detainees nearly (500), and issued during the past month (100 Administrative order between new and renewal of previously issued orders.

The following is a summary of the reality of detainees in Israeli detention centers and the most prominent policies and procedures practiced by the occupation authorities during the month of July:

Martyr Nassar Taqatqa faced torture and medical negligence ...

On July 16, 2019, the Israeli Prison Administration announced the death of Nassar Majed Omar Taqatqa, 31, from Beit Fajjar village in Bethlehem governorate, in the cells of the Nitzan Ramle prison where he was in his final hours.

From the date of his arrest on June 19, 2019, until the day of his martyrdom, he was subjected to harsh interrogation and the conditions of Cairo's detention by interrogators and jailers, as well as frequent transfers at interrogation centers, during which he faced a serious exacerbation of his health, according to the testimony of his fellow prisoners.

According to the data that arrived to the institutions of prisoners after his martyrdom, Martyr Taqatqa was tortured and neglected during the interrogation period, where he was in the first period of the investigation at the Center for Investigation "Maskubia", and then transferred to an investigation center in the detention center "Jalama", and then transferred to Megiddo detention center, where he was beaten by jailers.

According to the results of the autopsy performed on the body of the martyr Taqatqa, it was found that the direct cause of death was caused by acute pneumonia, confirming the medical negligence and denial of proper treatment, in addition to the difficult investigation conditions, until he was martyred while fighting the disease alone. Inside his cell.

Until the issuance of this report, the Israeli occupation authorities continue to detain the body of the martyr Taqatqa, as a continuation of its arbitrary and reprisal policies against the prisoners during their detention and even after their martyrdom.

The prisoners' institutions consider that what happened to the prisoner Taqatqa is a crime that falls within a long list of crimes carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities and their various organs against prisoners in their prisons, including torture, which is prohibited by international laws and customs.

The number of martyrs of the captive movement since 1967 has reached the martyrdom of the prisoner Taqatqa to 220 martyrs.

Child prisoners ... No exceptions in the detention of minors

Palestinian children in Israeli prisons suffer from harsh and inhumane conditions of detention that lack the minimum international standards for children's and prisoners' rights. They suffer from detention in rooms without proper ventilation and lighting, medical neglect, lack of health care, and lack of clothing. Poor food, lack of play, entertainment and entertainment, as well as interruptions to the outside world, denial of family visits, lack of counselors and psychiatrists, and prisons with adults and Israeli criminal children. Verbal abuse, beatings, isolation, collective punishment, heavy fines, etc.

During the past month, the Israeli occupation forces have continued to target minors by arrest and summons. More than 90 cases of Palestinian minors have been documented during the month of July, bringing the current total number of child prisoners in Israeli prisons to 230, distributed among Ofer and Megiddo prisons. Al-Damoun) and a number of them were in detention centers, while fines amounting to tens of thousands of shekels were imposed.

In a dangerous precedent that exceeded all humanitarian and legal standards, the Israeli authorities summoned the children of Mohammed Rabi 'Olayan (4 years) from Issawiya to interrogate him, and the father of the child Qais Firas Obeid (6 years) from the same town, to investigate the charges of throwing stones at vehicles. Israeli Police.

The battle for administrative detention continues ... (22) prisoners who went on a hunger strike during the month of July

In July 2019, 22 administrative detainees in Israeli prisons entered an open-ended hunger strike in protest against the ongoing administrative detention policy against some 500 detainees.

According to the follow-up by the prisoners' institutions, the majority of those who went on strike were former prisoners who had spent years in administrative detention, which led them to impose a face of salvation from the renewed administrative detention. As of the date of this report, six prisoners are continuing their open-ended hunger strike that began within a month. July, the 37-day-old hunger striker Hudhayfah Halabiya, is the oldest to strike after his fellow prisoners Muhammad Abu Aker and Mustafa Al-Hasanat suspended their open-ended hunger strike with an agreement to limit their administrative detention after a 36-day strike. .

Ahmed Ghannam continues his hunger strike for 24 days, Sultan Khallouf for 20 days, Ismail Ali for 14 days, Wajdi al-Awawdeh for nine days, and Tariq Qa'dan, who has been on strike for seven days. days.

Prisoner Hudhayfah Halabiya .. (37) days of confrontation by hunger strike

Hudhayfah Halabiya, from Abu Dis, has been on hunger strike for 37 days at the Ramleh-Nitzan prison clinic. Medical and taking supports, where it depends in his strike on water only. According to the lawyers who were able to visit him, he has lost a lot of weight, shows great fatigue, in addition to that he uses a wheelchair when he comes to visit lawyers.

It is noteworthy that the prisoner Hudhayfah Halabiya has been detained since 10/6/2018, a father of a girl who went out to life while in captivity, and has already suffered from cancer in the blood, and suffered as a child to severe burns in his body is still clear effects on him, as it has already He was arrested several times.

It is noteworthy that a number of prisoners ended their hunger strike during the month of July after reaching an agreement with the prosecution to determine the ceiling of their administrative detention, including the prisoner Ja'far Izz al-Din, who went on strike for 39 days to protest his transfer to administrative detention after serving his five-month sentence, and the prisoner Ahmed Zahran, who ended his strike 34 days later by an agreement to set the ceiling of his administrative detention.

The Prisons Department carried out a series of systematic measures against prisoners on hunger strike: isolating prisoners in cells unfit for human survival, depriving their families of their visits, obstructing visits by lawyers, and frequent transfers from one detainee to another and to civilian hospitals through what is known as the “Al-Bosta” vehicle. The prisoners describe the transport journey as "another" as a tormented prisoner.

Moreover, the jailers continue their provocations around the clock by bringing food to the striking prisoners and deliberately eating it in front of them, and conducting frequent searches, especially during the hours of the night, and pressure them psychologically, all in an attempt to rob them of their ability to proceed in their step against administrative detention.

Batches of prisoners supporting the hunger strikers

In support of the hunger strikers, prisoners from the regulator of the Popular Front began to enter a supportive strike in batches. About entering a new batch of supporting strikers from the prisoners.


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