Report: The occupation arrested 297 citizens, including 12 children, during last August

Prisoners' Institutions and Human Rights said that the Israeli occupation forces arrested (297) civilians, including (12) children and 10 women, during the month of August 2020.

The Prisoners 'Affairs and Human Rights Institutions (the Prisoners' Affairs Authority, the Palestinian Prisoners Club, the Addameer Prisoner Care and Human Rights Foundation, and the Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan) clarified, in a factsheet issued on Monday, that the occupation forces have arrested (103) citizens of Jerusalem, and (33) citizens from Ramallah and Al-Bireh, (42) citizens from Hebron, (40) citizens from Jenin, and from Bethlehem (23) citizens, while (10) citizens from Nablus, and from Tulkarm (20) citizens were arrested, and (11) citizens from Qalqilya, 8 from Jericho, (4) from Tubas, and two from Salfit, in addition to one from Gaza.

It indicated that, until August 2020, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the occupation prisons reached nearly 4,500 prisoners, of whom (41) were female prisoners, while the number of child detainees reached nearly (140) children, and administrative detainees reached about (340). Administrative detention issued (73) administrative detention orders, among them (34) new and (39) extended orders.

Administrative detention:

Prisoners in the occupation prisons continue to confront the policy of administrative detention with a hunger strike, and during the month of August 2020, eight prisoners carried out individual strikes, and two of them are still striking until the date of issuance of the report. Shuaibat has been on hunger strike for 26 days, rejecting their administrative detention.

The Prisoners' Institutions affirmed that the Al-Akhras and Shuaib prisoners face extremely difficult and dangerous health conditions, in addition to their confrontation with the abusive tools that the occupation prison administration practices against them, especially the repeated transfer process, placing them in double isolation, and obstructing the visits of lawyers to them, in addition to the continued complicity of the occupation courts in establishing a policy Administrative detention, and her total compliance with the orders of the "Shin Bet" intelligence service.

Despite the danger threatening the fate of the two prisoners al-Akhras and Shuaibat, the occupation authorities issued an administrative detention order against the al-Akhras prisoner, for a period of four months, as well as the right of the prisoner Shuaibat.

It is noteworthy that the captive Al-Akhras is (49 years), from Jenin Governorate, and the prisoner Shuaibat is (30 years) and from Bethlehem, and they have been arrested several times.

In the case of administrative detention, the occupation authorities renewed, for the second time in a row, the administrative detention of the former deputy, Muhammad Abu Tir, deported from Jerusalem, for a period of four months.

It was also renewed for the fourth time in a row for Adel Al-Selwadi (44 years old) for a period of four months. He has been detained since the beginning of 2019, and has been in "Megiddo" prison, where he suffers from difficult health conditions, most notably shortness of breath, noting that he spent several years in the occupation prisons, and the last arrest Who preceded his administrative detention continued for five years.

The prisoner, Moataz Abd Abu Jamal, brother of the martyr Uday Abu al-Jamal, was among those who were renewed administrative detention for a period of five months, knowing that he has been detained since March 2020, and this arrest is not the first, as he was arrested and interrogated several times previously.

In a continuation of the policy of "arresting prisoners upon their release," the occupation intelligence arrested the liberated prisoner, Nour al-Din Kestero (21 years old), upon his release from the "Negev" prison, after serving his five-year sentence, and released him on the condition that "Palestinian flags and flags are not raised. The launch of fireworks "on the occasion of his release.

Female prisoners in the occupation prisons:

The occupation authorities continue to arrest Palestinian women and girls, practice all forms of torture and ill-treatment against them, and detain them in cruel and inhuman conditions, and torture operations have clearly escalated since the end of 2019, against women and girls, especially during the investigation period in which torture at the hands of investigators and jailers is multiplied. Where they are deprived of their basic rights, such as health care, food and water, and access to the toilet, and they are subjected to naked searches and isolation, in addition to being subjected to physical and psychological abuse, insults, insults, threats to demolish their families' homes, arrest their children and wives, death threats, and other violations.

The captive Ruba Assi (20 years) from the town of Beit Lakya, west of Ramallah, who was arrested on the ninth of July last year, from her home, stated that the occupation forces pushed her into the military jeep and forced her to sit on the dirty floor of the jeep, and transferred her to Uhud Square The occupation army camps, and there a female soldier deliberately dragged her while she was bound by her hands and feet, and she almost fell several times, and due to the tight restrictions she suffered a hemorrhage in her leg, and was threatened by the so-called "commander of the region" to keep her in prison, and to deprive her of her studies, and during the investigation Isolated in squalid cells, lacking a bathroom and full of insects.

Prisoner Iman Al-Awar (43 years) from the town of Silwan, south of Jerusalem, who was arrested at dawn on the 17th of last June, said that the occupation forces assaulted her family during arrest and was subjected to abuse during detention and interrogation. It is full of insects, its walls are rough and full of protrusions, its black cement color resembles a grave, and it lacks ventilation and smells foul, and was threatened, insulted and insulted during the investigation.

Children arrested:

The Prisoners' Institutions stated that the number of children arrested in the occupation prisons reached (140) children distributed in three prisons: “Ofer,” “Megiddo,” and “Damoun.”

She explained that during the process of arresting and interrogating them, children are subjected to violations and harassment, and threats to transfer them to administrative detention or arrest of their relatives, in addition to being assaulted and harassed during the arrest process and during the investigation.

During the "Corona" pandemic, the occupation authorities continued to detain children despite the outbreak of the virus inside and outside prisons, in poor conditions that lacked all preventive measures and measures.

Among the injured was the detained child Mahmoud al-Ghaliz from the Jalazun camp in Ramallah, who was declared infected on the sixth of August and was isolated for 45 days in the isolation of "Raymond" prison in a cell that lacks the most basic elements of life.

Jerusalem: 103 detainees, including 12 minors and 9 women:

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center monitored (103) arrest cases in Jerusalem, including the arrest of (12) minors and (9) women. The arrests focused on the town of Al-Issawiya with (38) arrests, and (37) arrests from the Old City and Al-Aqsa and its roads. The arrest of a minor girl from Issawiya was recorded, and she was released after several hours on terms of two-day home confinement, and deportation from the Bab al-Amud area for 10 days. .

The girl was arrested after a bus was stopped and searched on Nablus Street. When the girl got off the bus, a police officer assaulted her by pushing and beating her, and she was arrested with a number of other passengers on the pretext of "not putting on the mask in the correct way," and the girl was charged with assaulting a policeman.

In its report, the Prisoners' Institutions indicated that Jerusalem and its towns face the highest rate of arrests compared to other governorates.

These institutions renewed their demand to pressure the occupation authorities to release sick prisoners, women and children, and to allow a neutral international committee to review the conditions of prisoners and the results of samples taken from prisoners in light of the spread of the Coronavirus.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called, as a specialized body, to double their capacity in the occupied Palestinian territories, to be able to cover the needs of prisoners and their families, and to help them communicate with their captive children.


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