[Pnews] 483 Palestinians arrested in October 2017
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Wed Nov 8 11:18:13 EST 2017
Joint report: 483 Palestinians arrested in October 2017
08 November 2017
According to a joint report issued by the Prisoners Club of Palestine,
the Mayzan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer, there were 483
Palestinians arrested by occupation authorities during the month of
October. Of these 483, 125 were children and 8 were women.
By area there were 137 arrested from Jerusalem, 80 from the Hebron area,
20 from the Nablus area, 52 from the Ramallah and al Bireh area, 28 from
Qalqiliya, 82 from Jenin, 32 from Bethlehem, 15 from Tubas, 7 from
Salfeet, 15 from Tulkurm, 8 from Jericho, and 7 from Gaza.
In regard to administrative detention, the process whereby an individual
is imprisoned for a potentially infinite amount of time with no charge,
the occupation issued a total of 86 orders. 35 of these orders were new,
while the remaining were renewals for current detainees.
Out of the total number of prisoners in Israeli jails, 59 are women,
and, of these 59, 11 are children.
While the number is considerably lower than its peak for the year, of
880 that came in July amid the popular uprising in Jerusalem, the figure
still remains high considering the current climate.
Attacks against soldiers or settlers in the West Bank have severely
decreased, even from this time last year. The occupation authorities
would assert that it is because of the arrests that they are down, but
such logic is simply a cover to justify the continued repression of the
These arrests are less about security, and more about passivity. They
seek to maintain a cooperative population in the West Bank and Gaza,
while the occupation forces continue their appropriation of Palestinian
land and violent repression of the Palestinian quest for
self-determination and dignity.
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