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        <h1 class="reader-title">Israeli Occupation Forces Detain 1319
          Palestinians during the months of January and February</h1>
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            style="text-align: left;">14 March 2018<br>
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                                        <p>Ramallah / Gaza: <br>
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                                        <p>During January and February
                                          2018, Israeli Occupation
                                          Forces arrested 1319
                                          Palestinians from the occupied
                                          Palestinian territories,
                                          including 274 children, 23
                                          women and 4 journalists.</p>
                                        <p>These figures are drawn from
                                          a joint report for the months
                                          of January and February, which
                                          was issued by  the Prisoners
                                          and Liberties Affairs
                                          Association, Palestinian
                                          Prisoner Club, Addameer
                                          Prisoner Support and Human
                                          Rights Association, and Al
                                          Mezan Center for Human Rights)
                                          on Tuesday.</p>
                                        <p>Those arrested included: 381
                                          individuals from Jerusalem;
                                          233 from Ramallah and Al Bireh
                                          governorate; 140 from Hebron
                                          governorate; 133 from Jenin;
                                          118 from Bethlehem; 107
                                          citizens from the governorate
                                          of Nablus; 59 from Tulkarm
                                          governorate; 54 from Qalqiliya
                                          governorate; 20 from Salfit;
                                          21 from Jericho; and 30 from
                                          the Gaza Strip.</p>
                                        <p>The number of Palestinian
                                          prisoners and detainees in
                                          Israeli jails, as of February
                                          28, 2018, was 6500. Of whom 63
                                          were women, including 6 girls,
                                          and 350 were children. In
                                          regard to the policy of
                                          administrative detention, the
                                          occupation authorities issued
                                          169 administrative orders
                                          since the beginning of the
                                          year, which includes including
                                          52 new orders.  At the end of
                                          the period, the total number
                                          of administrative detainees
                                          was 500.</p>
                                        <p>Additionally, the report
                                          highlights the cases of Yassin
                                          al-Saradih from Jericho and
                                          Ismael Abu Riala from Gaza. In
                                          these particular instances,
                                          the occupation authorities
                                          violated their right to life
                                          during their detention.
                                          According to the human rights
                                          institutions, the Israeli
                                          occupation forces have killed
                                          213 detainees since 1967. The
                                          majority of these died as a
                                          result of torture, which
                                          amounted to 72.</p>
                                        <p>The report also drew
                                          attention to the issue of
                                          naked searches carried out by
                                          Israeli prison authorities.
                                          Several  testimonies were
                                          submitted by detainees, which
                                          claimed that these searches
                                          violated their basic dignity.</p>
                                        <p>It also refers to violations
                                          against female prisoners in
                                          Israeli prisons, which have
                                          been documented through visits
                                          by human rights organizations.
                                          These violations include: the
                                          denial of medical treatment,
                                          which is especially pertinent
                                          as a number of them suffer
                                          from injuries and health
                                          problems, poor quality food,
                                          overcrowding in the places of
                                          detention, and physical and
                                          psychological abuse.</p>
                                        <p>The report stresses that the
                                          occupying state is committing
                                          grave and systematic
                                          violations of the rules of
                                          international law and
                                          international human rights
                                          law. It calls for the
                                          establishment of a
                                          fact-finding committee by the
                                          Human Rights Council on
                                          Israeli violations of
                                          detainees, and for the
                                          activation of international
                                          accountability mechanisms
                                          towards perpetrators. The
                                          human rights organizations
                                          also call on the High
                                          Contracting Parties to the
                                          Geneva Conventions to take up
                                          their responsibilities, and to
                                          pressure the occupying state
                                          to respect the rules of
                                          international humanitarian law
                                          and the rights of detainees.</p>
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