[Pnews] During July 2017, Israel arrested 880 people from the occupied Palestinian territories - 144 children and 18 women
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Wed Aug 9 10:52:14 EDT 2017
*Joint report estimates that 880 Palestinians arrested in July 2017*
August 9, 2017
Palestinian prisoners’ affairs institutions – the Palestinian Prisoners’
Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Committee
of Prisoners' Affairs and Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights – issued the
8 July 2017, which indicates that, during the month of July 2017,
Israeli authorities arrested (880) individuals from the occupied
Palestinian territories, including (144) children, and (18) women.
According to the monitoring and documentation conducted by the four
organizations, Israeli occupation forces arrested 425 Palestinians from
Jerusalem, 120 from Hebron and 85 from Nablus. In addition, 49
Palestinians were arrested from Jenin governorate, 47 from Qalqiliya, 45
from Bethlehem, 37 from Ramallah, 36 from Tulkarem, 10 from Tubas, 10
from Jericho, and two from the Gaza Strip.
The report indicates that the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli
jails reached 6400 prisoners, including 62 female prisoners, 10 minor
girls, approximately 300 children, 450 administrative detainees, one
“illegal combatant” and 12 Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) members.
In the month of July, the occupation authorities issued 97
administrative orders, of which 20 were new orders and 77 were issued
for prisoners for the second and third time.
The full report is divided into four sections. The first section
provides statistics on the number of arrests made in July; the second
section highlights the arrest and detention of PLC members; the third
deals with the arrests of Palestinians following Al-Aqsa uprising.
Finally, the fourth section deals with the condition of prisoners
suffering from psychological illnesses.
The report also provides legal analysis for the various events covered
by the report, in accordance with the rules of international
humanitarian law and international human rights law. The report
concludes with a set of conclusions and recommendations.
The four organizations strongly condemn Israel's gross and systematic
violations of international law, and its disregard for the rights of
Palestinian detainees. We also condemn the continuing occupation
authorities' disregard of the legal guarantees provided by international
legal regulations, particularly the Standard Minimum Rules for the
Treatment of Prisoners 1955, and other international declarations and
conventions guaranteeing the rights of prisoners and detainees.
The four institutions also call upon the international community to
intervene urgently in regard to the fulfillment of its legal and moral
obligations towards the population of the occupied Palestinian
territories and to take effective measures to compel the occupying state
to ensure respect for their basic human rights. We also call upon local,
regional and international groups and allies to activate solidarity
campaigns with prisoners, with the aim of putting pressure on the
*Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association*
P. O. Box: 17338, Jerusalem
3 Edward Said Street
1st Floor, Suite 2
Tel: +972 (0)2 296 0446 / 297 0136
Fax: +972 (0)2 296 0447
Email: info at addameer.ps
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