[Pnews] Over 500 Palestinians detained in January, including 89 children

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  Over 500 Palestinians detained in January, including 89 children

Feb. 14, 2019 - http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=782556
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israel detained 509 Palestinians in January from 
occupied Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including 89 children 
and eight women, according to Palestinian prisoners rights groups.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the Palestinian Prisoners and 
Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, and Addameer said in a joint 
statement that the Israeli authorities detained 102 Palestinians from 
East Jerusalem, 88 from Ramallah, 80 from Hebron, 55 from Jenin, 62 from 
Bethlehem, 30 from Nablus, 30 from Tulkarm, 25 from Qalqilya, 8 from 
Toubas, 6 from Salfit, 10 from Jericho, and 10 from the Gaza Strip.

The joint statement said this brings the number of Palestinians held in 
Israeli prisons to around 5,700 by January 31, 2019. They include 48 
women and 230 children under 18 years of age.

About 95 Palestinians are held in administrative detention without 
charge or trial for various periods of time in January, 50 of them were 
newly detained, to bring the total number of administrative detainees to 
500.

The three rights groups said Israel is holding 18 journalists, including 
three women, three held in administrative detention, two serving life 
sentences and two long prison terms.

The statement added that Israel has intensified its collective 
punishment policy against families of Palestinian alleged to have 
attacked Israelis, including the detention of several members of the 
immediate and distant relatives for various periods of time.
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