[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 
following report 
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 
occupying state.

*Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association*

P. O. Box: 17338, Jerusalem
3 Edward Said Street
Sebat Bldg.
1st Floor, Suite 2
Ramallah, Palestine
Tel: +972 (0)2 296 0446 / 297 0136
Fax: +972 (0)2 296 0447

Email: info at addameer.ps
Website: www.addameer.org

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