[Pnews] 'Israel' arrested 11, 000 native Palestinians in Jerusalem since 2015

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Sun Aug 23 13:43:40 EDT 2020



 August 23, 2020 - 

Ramallah (QNN)- According to a study of Palestine Center for Prisoners
Studies, the occupation state has increased its arrests against native
Palestinians in the capital city of Jerusalem during the last five
years, aiming at pressuring them to leave the city and replace them with
Israeli settlers. 

Researcher Riyad Al Ashqar said that 'Israel' arrested a total of over
11,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem only in the period between 2015 and the
end of July 2020, including 3500 children and 475 women. 

Al Ashqar added that the arrest policy has become a daily routine for
native Jerusalemites and a tool of pressure to terrorize them and impose
fait accompli in order to create a harsh economic and security
condition, which would push them to leave their homes and lands to
escape the occupation. 

He also said that in addition to its daily arrests policy, 'Israel' uses
expulsion orders and house arrests against native Palestinians. In the
period between 2015 and the first half of 2020, Israeli authorities
issued over 2500 expulsion orders and over 1500 house arrests. 

Al Ashqar added that the occupation state continues to target children,
who constitute one-third of the Israeli arrests in Jerusalem. The
Israelis also impose heavy fines on Palestinian children as young as
five years old after arresting them. 

The occupation state also targeted Palestinian officials in Jerusalem;
the Governor of the city Adnan Gheith has been arrested over 20 times
since he was appointed in his position two years ago. The Minister of
Jerusalem's Affairs, Fadi Hadmi, was arrested several times as well.
Even young Palestinians, who were appointed by the PLO to sanitize the
streets of the Palestinian capital city during the Covid-19 Pendamic
were arrested as well. 

Several members of the Palestinian parliament have been arrested as
well, including Muhammad Abu Teir, Ahmad Attoun, Ibrahim abu Salem,
Muhammad Totah. Many of them were arrested more than once while others
have been expelled from the city. 


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