[Pnews] Update on recent mass arrests in West Bank - mass Palestinian prisoner hunger strike day 57!

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Thu Jun 19 10:34:28 EDT 2014

Action Alert! Recent mass arrests in West Bank | Updated Facts sheet:
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Since Thursday evening, 12th June 2014, Israeli occupation forces 
carried out a large-scale arrest campaign in the West Bank targeting 
Palestinian former ministers, Members of the Palestinian Legislative 
Council (MPLC), university lecturers and students together with civilian 
women and children.
Human rights activists and ex-detainees were among the arrests including 
those who were engaged in hunger strikes in Israeli jails as part of the 
Israeli systematic collective punishment scenario.
Wednesday, 18th June, 69 Palestinians were arrested including 50 
liberated detainees who were released during Shalit Swap Deal reached 
under Egyptian mediation, in addition to 3 PLC deputies.
Israeli forces kidnapped 13 Palestinian MPs and 2 former ministers so 
far, bringing the number of Palestinian MPs held in Israeli jails to 24 
in addition to 3 former ministers.
Note that most of the detainees above were held in administrative 
detention (according to which detainees are incarcerated without charge 
or trial).
*The detained and convicted MPs:*
1. Marwan Barghouti, sentenced to five life terms imprisonment
2. Ahmed Saadat, the secretary-general of the Popular Front for the 
Liberation of Palestine, sentenced to 30 years imprisonment
3. Ahmad Attoun, from Jerusalem
*The MPs held administratively in Israeli jails, some of them are 
engaged on hunger strike:*
4. D. Mahmoud Ramahi
5. Abdel Jaber Fuqaha
6. Mohammed Jamal Natshe
7. Hatem Kufaisheh
8. Nizar Ramadan
9. Mohammed Badr
10. Mohammed Abu Tair
11. Yasser Mansour
*MPs who were arrested during the past two days:*
12. Dr. Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council
13. Hassan Yousef
14. Ahmed Totah
15. Fadel Hamdan
16. Abdul Rahman Zeidan
17. Ibrahim Abu Salem
18. Hosni Borini
19. Azzam Salhab
20. Bassem Zarir
21. Samir Kadi
22. Ayman Daraghmeh
23. Ahmed Mubarak's
24. Ahmad Haj Ali
*Including three former ministers:*
1. Khaled Abu Arafa (Jerusalem Affairs minister)
2. Issa Al Jaba'ari (Minister of Local government)
3. Wafi Qubaha (Palestinian Detainees and ex-detainees minister)

Updated: 300 arrests reported during the Israeli campaign in West Bank:
According to Palestinian Prisoners Society, 300 Palestinians were 
detained during the Israeli raid and arrest campaign which started on 
Thursday evening 12th June 2014 throughout West Bank.
52 released political prisoners and detainees following the "Shalit Swap 
Deal" in 2011 were among the detainees in addition to 11 PLC members.
104 arrests were carried out in Hebron, while 52 arrests were reported 
in Nablus. 41 Palestinian were detained in Ramallah, 37 detainees were 
documented in Jenin and 16 others in Tulkarm, while 13 Palestinian 
citizens were arrested in Qalqilya.
12 Palestinians were also detained in Bethlehem, while 12 from Jerusalem 
were detained. Including 6 arrests were reported in Tubas town near 
Nablus, and 5 others in Salfit city near Nablus, while one Palestinian 
was detained in Jericho.
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