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                                                          3,100
                                                          Palestinians
                                                          detained by
                                                          Israeli
                                                          occupation in
                                                          May 2021:
                                                          Prisoners’
                                                          associations report</a></h2>
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                                                      prisoners' rights
                                                      and human rights
                                                      institutions, the
                                                      Prisoners' Affairs
                                                      Commission,
                                                      Palestinian
                                                      Prisoners'
                                                      Society, Addameer
                                                      Prisoner Support
                                                      and Human Rights
                                                      Association, and
                                                      the Wadi Hilweh
                                                      Information Center
                                                      - Jerusalem,
                                                      issued their <a
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                                                        href="https://www.addameer.org/ar/media/4408"
moz-do-not-send="true">monthly report on Sunday, 13 June</a>, detailing
                                                      the latest
                                                      statistics and
                                                      reports on Israeli
                                                      repression
                                                      targeting
                                                      Palestinian
                                                      detainees. The
                                                      report covers key
                                                      issues in the
                                                      current uprising
                                                      in Palestine,
                                                      including ongoing
                                                      violations and
                                                      abuses by
                                                      occupation forces,
                                                      and documents
                                                      specific cases
                                                      followed by the
                                                      institutions that
                                                      prepared the
                                                      report. The report
                                                      is translated into
                                                      English by
                                                      Samidoun
                                                      Palestinian
                                                      Prisoner
                                                      Solidarity
                                                      Network.</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">According
                                                    to the research and
                                                    follow-ups made by
                                                    the Palestinian
                                                    prisoners'
                                                    institutions,
                                                    Israeli occupation
                                                    authorities arrested
                                                    3100 Palestinians,
                                                    including 42 women
                                                    and 471 children,
                                                    throughout the month
                                                    of May, in different
                                                    areas of Palestine,
                                                    at demonstrations,
                                                    in night raids and
                                                    random arrests.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">As of the
                                                    end of May 2021,
                                                    there are
                                                    approximately 5,300
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    detainees, including
                                                    40 women and 250
                                                    child prisoners. Of
                                                    these, 81 child
                                                    detainees are from
                                                    occupied Palestine
                                                    '48 - that is,
                                                    Palestinian citizens
                                                    of Israel. There are
                                                    currently
                                                    approximately 520
                                                    Palestinians jailed
                                                    without charge or
                                                    trial under
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention, after 200
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention orders
                                                    were issued since
                                                    the beginning of
                                                    May.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The month
                                                    of May 2021 marked a
                                                    serious escalation
                                                    in repression and
                                                    attacks against the
                                                    Palestinian people
                                                    in multiple forms,
                                                    especially with the
                                                    spark of events that
                                                    began at the
                                                    Damascus Gate in
                                                    Jerusalem on 13
                                                    April 2021, where
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    attempted to
                                                    prohibit
                                                    Palestinians from
                                                    entering the area.
                                                    This repression came
                                                    hand in hand with
                                                    the forced
                                                    displacement and
                                                    forced expulsion
                                                    being planned and
                                                    threatened against
                                                    the Palestinians of
                                                    Sheikh Jarrah
                                                    neighborhood in
                                                    occupied Jerusalem.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    continued and the
                                                    confrontations with
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    escalated, the
                                                    occupation launched
                                                    massive repression
                                                    and attacks,
                                                    including mass
                                                    arrests that
                                                    affected all
                                                    sectors. These
                                                    continued to
                                                    escalate, especially
                                                    with the launch of
                                                    the Israeli
                                                    aggression on Gaza,
                                                    which lasted for 11
                                                    days and prompted
                                                    Palestinians
                                                    everywhere to take
                                                    action in the
                                                    streets to confront
                                                    the grave crimes of
                                                    the occupation.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">This is
                                                    not the first
                                                    instance in which
                                                    Palestinians face
                                                    this type of
                                                    escalation,
                                                    including attacks
                                                    during which the
                                                    occupation has used
                                                    all of its
                                                    mechanisms and
                                                    policies over the
                                                    past decade.
                                                    Systematic arrests
                                                    are among the most
                                                    prominent of these
                                                    colonial mechanisms
                                                    by which the
                                                    occupation seeks to
                                                    suppress any efforts
                                                    by the Palestinian
                                                    people to seek
                                                    liberation and
                                                    self-determination.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    "Helvetica
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Since
                                                    2015, which also
                                                    constituted a
                                                    turning point for
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    prisoners and
                                                    detainees,
                                                    especially regarding
                                                    the number of
                                                    arrests at one time,
                                                    this moment also
                                                    constituted a
                                                    milestone in terms
                                                    of the number of
                                                    detainees and the
                                                    large number of
                                                    serious violations
                                                    documented by
                                                    institutions,
                                                    activists,
                                                    journalists and
                                                    citizens, who played
                                                    an important role in
                                                    conveying and
                                                    exposing these
                                                    crimes.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    highest number of
                                                    arrests were
                                                    recorded in occupied
                                                    Palestine '48, where
                                                    approximately 2,000
                                                    Palestinians were
                                                    arrested, including
                                                    291 children, as
                                                    documented by
                                                    Palestinian human
                                                    rights institutions
                                                    in occupied
                                                    Palestine '48. Many
                                                    serious crimes were
                                                    recorded,
                                                    accompanying mass
                                                    and systematic
                                                    arrests in various
                                                    cities and villages.
                                                    These did not stop
                                                    at the moment of
                                                    arrest against the
                                                    detainees and their
                                                    families, but
                                                    continued through a
                                                    series of mechanisms
                                                    and policies later,
                                                    including
                                                    intimidation,
                                                    threats and torture.
                                                    Over 170 Palestinian
                                                    detainees later had
                                                    indictments filed
                                                    against them, and
                                                    the most common of
                                                    these charges was
                                                    participation in
                                                    demonstrations
                                                    rejecting the
                                                    policies of the
                                                    occupation.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    occupation forces of
                                                    various types, along
                                                    with settlers,
                                                    contributed to
                                                    attacking and
                                                    attempting to
                                                    intimidate the
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    population, storming
                                                    their homes,
                                                    destroying their
                                                    property, deploying
                                                    undercover forces
                                                    among them, firing
                                                    live ammunition and
                                                    rubber-coated metal
                                                    bullets at them and
                                                    brutally assaulting
                                                    them physically.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    "Helvetica
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Similar to
                                                    the situation in
                                                    occupied Palestine
                                                    '48, harsh campaigns
                                                    of arrests targeted
                                                    many Palestinian
                                                    towns, villages and
                                                    refugee camps in the
                                                    West Bank, including
                                                    Jerusalem, where
                                                    1,100 Palestinians
                                                    were arrested,
                                                    including 180
                                                    children and 42
                                                    women and girls --
                                                    the highest number
                                                    of arrests took
                                                    place in Jerusalem,
                                                    where 677 were
                                                    detained.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    sans-serif; margin:
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                                                    institutions
                                                    documented the
                                                    continued series of
                                                    arrests targeting
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    Legislative Council
                                                    election candidates;
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    seized six
                                                    candidates from the
                                                    "Jerusalem is Our
                                                    Promise" list, one
                                                    of the electoral
                                                    lists for the
                                                    Legislative Council,
                                                    in addition to two
                                                    former Palestinian
                                                    Legislative Council
                                                    members, along with
                                                    nightly raids on
                                                    homes and searches
                                                    and vandalism
                                                    targeting families'
                                                    properties.
                                                    Occupation
                                                    authorities engaged
                                                    in systematic
                                                    methods of
                                                    repression,
                                                    intimidation and
                                                    suppression,
                                                    extending to
                                                    collective
                                                    punishment for all
                                                    sectors of society.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">There were
                                                    200 administrative
                                                    detention orders
                                                    issued during the
                                                    month of May,
                                                    including 116 new
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention orders.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                      1948 Occupied
                                                      Territories:
                                                      Blurring the Image
                                                      Through Fabricated
                                                      Charges</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    occupation police
                                                    arrested journalist
                                                    and former political
                                                    prisoner Raafat Abu
                                                    Ayash, 27, from the
                                                    occupied Naqab,
                                                    while he was
                                                    actively reporting
                                                    on a sit-in for
                                                    Palestinian students
                                                    at Beersheba
                                                    University in
                                                    protest of events in
                                                    Jerusalem, in front
                                                    of the university
                                                    building. They were
                                                    attacked by
                                                    far-right Jewish
                                                    Zionist groups, who
                                                    outnumbered the
                                                    Palestinian students
                                                    and threatened to
                                                    kill them, prompting
                                                    the Palestinian
                                                    students to move
                                                    their protest to the
                                                    students' residence.
                                                    Abu Ayash reports
                                                    that police,
                                                    including the
                                                    special "Al-Yasam"
                                                    unit came to the
                                                    scene of event and
                                                    attacked the
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    students, despite
                                                    the fact that they
                                                    had called for
                                                    protection from the
                                                    attacks by the
                                                    right-wingers. The
                                                    police violently
                                                    beat the students
                                                    with batons and
                                                    arrested two
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    students.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">As Abu
                                                    Ayash documented the
                                                    police repression
                                                    against Palestinian
                                                    students, he was
                                                    arrested. He was
                                                    asked for his name.
                                                    As soon as he
                                                    identified himself,
                                                    undercover police
                                                    began to beat him,
                                                    seized him and took
                                                    him by police car to
                                                    several locations,
                                                    eventually ending at
                                                    the Ashkelon
                                                    Detention and
                                                    Interrogation
                                                    Center, where he was
                                                    held for three days
                                                    before his release.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">When he
                                                    asked for the
                                                    allegations against
                                                    him, he was accused
                                                    of assaulting a
                                                    settler and burrning
                                                    his car while he was
                                                    detained, and
                                                    accused of joining a
                                                    "terrorist faction."
                                                    He was subjected to
                                                    three days of
                                                    interrogation by the
                                                    Shin Bet for four
                                                    sessions that lasted
                                                    for six hours each.
                                                    After he finally
                                                    proved that he was
                                                    at the university to
                                                    cover the event -
                                                    where he was
                                                    initially detained -
                                                    due to camera
                                                    footage, he was
                                                    finally released
                                                    from the
                                                    interrogation
                                                    center.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">During his
                                                    detention, Abu Ayash
                                                    was subjected to
                                                    several violations,
                                                    in addition to the
                                                    wrongful arrest and
                                                    the trumped-up
                                                    allegations against
                                                    him. He was
                                                    subjected to
                                                    "shabeh," or stress
                                                    positions, in the
                                                    interrogation chair
                                                    for long hours,
                                                    while he was
                                                    handcuffed to the
                                                    chair. His detention
                                                    was extended for 5
                                                    days pending
                                                    interrogation,
                                                    during which he was
                                                    not provided with
                                                    clothes other than
                                                    those of the prison
                                                    administration.
                                                    During his
                                                    interrogation, he
                                                    was repeatedly
                                                    screamed at, cursed,
                                                    insulted and
                                                    threatened with
                                                    "destroying his
                                                    life." He was unable
                                                    to open his eyes
                                                    when he arrived at
                                                    the interrogation
                                                    center due to
                                                    Israeli occupation
                                                    forces' severe
                                                    beating of his face.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>Detaining
                                                      candidates for
                                                      postponed
                                                      elections,
                                                      attacking the role
                                                      of politicians and
                                                      activists</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Two months
                                                    after his release on
                                                    21 March 2021,
                                                    Israeli occupation
                                                    forces once again
                                                    detained former
                                                    prisoner and
                                                    electoral candidate
                                                    for the Palestinian
                                                    Legislative Council
                                                    on the "Jerusalem is
                                                    our Promise" list,
                                                    Yousef Qazzaz, 49.
                                                    They seized Qazzaz
                                                    after invading the
                                                    family home in Dura,
                                                    al-Khalil on 20 May
                                                    2021, as nearly 20
                                                    soldiers removed the
                                                    main door of the
                                                    home and ransacked
                                                    it, storming the
                                                    bedrooms and
                                                    pointing guns at the
                                                    heads of the
                                                    sleeping residents,
                                                    as his wife
                                                    recounted.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Qazzaz is
                                                    a former prisoner
                                                    who has spent 5
                                                    years in Israeli
                                                    occupation prisons.
                                                    In his previous
                                                    detention he was
                                                    held without charge
                                                    or trial under
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention for 18
                                                    months; he
                                                    previously was held
                                                    in administrative
                                                    detention for 24
                                                    months. Qazzaz
                                                    suffers from several
                                                    illnesses, but was
                                                    prohibited from
                                                    taking his
                                                    medication with him
                                                    by the occupation
                                                    forces.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">On 9 May
                                                    2021, occupation
                                                    forces seized Nasser
                                                    Abu Khdeir, 59, a
                                                    candidate rom the
                                                    "Pulse of the
                                                    People" electoral
                                                    list, after storming
                                                    his home in Shuafat,
                                                    Jerusalem. He was
                                                    ordered into
                                                    forcible house
                                                    arrest at his home
                                                    in Shuafat for an
                                                    unspecified period
                                                    of time, stripped of
                                                    his health insurance
                                                    and national
                                                    insurance and
                                                    prohibited from
                                                    entering the West
                                                    Bank for 6 months.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Abu Khdeir
                                                    was last released
                                                    the previous March
                                                    from Israeli
                                                    occupation prisons.
                                                    He has spent almost
                                                    17 years in
                                                    occupation prisons
                                                    over various periods
                                                    of detention.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>Child
                                                      abuse:
                                                      13-year-olds
                                                      detained</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">During May
                                                    2021, Israeli
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    seized 180 children
                                                    from the West Bank,
                                                    and cases of abuse
                                                    and mistreatment
                                                    were documented
                                                    through field
                                                    researchers for
                                                    Palestinian human
                                                    rights institutions.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Occupation
                                                    forces seized the
                                                    13-year-old child,
                                                    J.A., while he was
                                                    in Al-Balou Park
                                                    near the illegal
                                                    settlement of Beit
                                                    El outside Ramallah.
                                                    He was beaten
                                                    repeatedly by an
                                                    Israeli soldier in
                                                    the pelvic area,
                                                    causing him severe
                                                    pain, and
                                                    pepper-sprayed in
                                                    his right eye at
                                                    zero distance while
                                                    laying on the
                                                    ground.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">J.A. was
                                                    ordered to lie on
                                                    the ground and
                                                    handcuffed with
                                                    plastic ties before
                                                    being taken to Beit
                                                    El military camp. He
                                                    was blindfolded and
                                                    taken to the
                                                    Benjamin police
                                                    station, where he
                                                    was placed on a
                                                    chair facing the
                                                    wall and tied with
                                                    plastic handcuffs
                                                    and ties. The
                                                    soldiers
                                                    deliberately held
                                                    him there for
                                                    approximately 3
                                                    hours, unable to
                                                    move, until the
                                                    interrogation began.
                                                    In the end, he was
                                                    thrown out of the
                                                    military vehicle in
                                                    which he was taken,
                                                    hit on the neck and
                                                    the head and his
                                                    blindfold and
                                                    handcuffs removed.
                                                    The child discovered
                                                    that he had been
                                                    thrown out of the
                                                    back of the vehicle
                                                    in the Hizma area of
                                                    occupied Jerusalem.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The child
                                                    K.D., 13, from
                                                    Tayseer village, was
                                                    detained near the
                                                    Tayseer military
                                                    checkpoint east of
                                                    Tubas on 15 May
                                                    2021, where a
                                                    demonstration was
                                                    organized against
                                                    the Israeli
                                                    aggression on Gaza.
                                                    Occupation forces
                                                    followed him and
                                                    shot at him before
                                                    beating him in the
                                                    face and arresting
                                                    him. He was then
                                                    taken from Tayseer
                                                    Checkpoint,
                                                    handcuffed and
                                                    blindfolded. He was
                                                    released the next
                                                    day at the same
                                                    checkpoint. However,
                                                    intelligence
                                                    officers then called
                                                    his father the day
                                                    after his release,
                                                    demanding he hand
                                                    over his son for
                                                    interrogation.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">K.D.
                                                    suffered
                                                    psychological trauma
                                                    as a result of his
                                                    experience. His
                                                    father reported that
                                                    he was shocked and
                                                    unable to speak for
                                                    a lengthy time after
                                                    his release.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>Al-Moskobiya:
                                                      Continuous witness
                                                      to the crime of
                                                      torture</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Al-Moskobiya,
                                                    known as the Russian
                                                    Compound, once again
                                                    came to the fore
                                                    during the
                                                    escalation of
                                                    repressive attacks
                                                    carried out by the
                                                    occupation forces.
                                                    Dozens of detainees
                                                    were subjected there
                                                    to physical and
                                                    psychological
                                                    torture. Since
                                                    August 2019,
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    and interrogators
                                                    have escalated their
                                                    methods of torture,
                                                    returning to many of
                                                    the same tactics of
                                                    physical and
                                                    psychological
                                                    torture used in the
                                                    1960s and 1970s.
                                                    During the current
                                                    confrontation,
                                                    Palestinian human
                                                    rights institutions
                                                    have continued to
                                                    document testimonies
                                                    of torture to which
                                                    detainees were
                                                    subjected.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>The
                                                      case of the
                                                      detainee, Jalal
                                                      Jabarin (36
                                                      years), from the
                                                      town of Sa'ir,
                                                      al-Khalil</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Jabarin
                                                    was arrested from
                                                    his home at dawn on
                                                    14 May 2021, after
                                                    occupation soldiers
                                                    forced him to take
                                                    off his clothes,
                                                    searched and
                                                    ransacked his house
                                                    using police dogs.
                                                    He was taken to an
                                                    area near the Etzion
                                                    military camp, where
                                                    he was taken out of
                                                    the military vehicle
                                                    and beaten severely
                                                    by occupation
                                                    soldiers. He fell to
                                                    the ground twice
                                                    from the severity of
                                                    the beating, and
                                                    later he was
                                                    transferred to the
                                                    Etzion detention and
                                                    investigation
                                                    center, where they
                                                    asked him to sign a
                                                    paper exonerating
                                                    the soldiers from
                                                    assaulting him.
                                                    However, he refused
                                                    to sign.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Jabarin
                                                    indicated that he
                                                    was transferred on
                                                    the same day to the
                                                    Al-Moskobiya
                                                    interrogation
                                                    center, where he was
                                                    tortured for ten
                                                    days and for long
                                                    hours, including
                                                    being interrogated
                                                    for 38 hours
                                                    continuously, while
                                                    he was forcibly held
                                                    in stress positions
                                                    on a chair, while
                                                    handcuffed, with his
                                                    hands and feet tied.
                                                    He was denied sleep
                                                    and clean, safe
                                                    food, forcing him to
                                                    refrain from eating
                                                    during the first two
                                                    days of his
                                                    detention.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">During his
                                                    detention, an order
                                                    was issued
                                                    preventing him from
                                                    meeting with a
                                                    lawyer. Jabarin is a
                                                    former prisoner who
                                                    had previously been
                                                    arrested several
                                                    times.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>Maryam
                                                      Afifi: Arrest,
                                                      abuse, and
                                                      unconditional
                                                      release</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Israeli
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    arrested Mariam
                                                    Afifi, 26, on 8 May
                                                    2021 at about 10:30
                                                    pm while she was in
                                                    the Sheikh Jarrah
                                                    neighborhood. A
                                                    witness stated that
                                                    they saw occupation
                                                    soldiers attacking a
                                                    girl, causing her to
                                                    fall to the ground.
                                                    They went towards
                                                    the girl and while
                                                    attempting to get
                                                    close to the girl,
                                                    one of the soldiers
                                                    shouted at her and
                                                    pushed her harshly.
                                                    The witness
                                                    attempted again to
                                                    approach her to
                                                    check on her as a
                                                    soldier attacked her
                                                    and started
                                                    violently pulling at
                                                    her hijab. As he
                                                    pulled her back, her
                                                    shoes came off and
                                                    the soldier stepped
                                                    on her legs and
                                                    joined a number of
                                                    other soldiers who
                                                    began to kick and
                                                    hit her. They
                                                    handcuffed her
                                                    behind her back and
                                                    tied her legs,
                                                    dragging her to an
                                                    area where many
                                                    soldiers and police
                                                    had gathered, and
                                                    forced her to the
                                                    ground. After around
                                                    30 minutes, she was
                                                    taken to the
                                                    occupation police
                                                    station, where she
                                                    was held until the
                                                    morning of the next
                                                    day in a room with
                                                    many other
                                                    detainees.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The next
                                                    day, she was
                                                    transferred to the
                                                    Al-Moskobiya
                                                    interrogation
                                                    center, where she
                                                    remained in a very
                                                    cold cell, and when
                                                    she asked to turn
                                                    off the air
                                                    conditioner, they
                                                    did not respond to
                                                    her request. Then
                                                    she was transferred
                                                    to the court to
                                                    extend her detention
                                                    in the Al-Moskobiya
                                                    center, during which
                                                    a female soldier
                                                    handcuffed her hands
                                                    with iron handcuffs
                                                    and pulled them,
                                                    tightening her
                                                    shackles and causing
                                                    her severe pain.
                                                    Maryam stated that
                                                    she was taken twice
                                                    to the court, the
                                                    first time where the
                                                    judge was not
                                                    present because of
                                                    the court break in
                                                    the afternoon hours,
                                                    and then they
                                                    brought her back to
                                                    the cell, and after
                                                    a period of time
                                                    they returned and
                                                    brought her to the
                                                    court, and during
                                                    these movements the
                                                    shackles were
                                                    digging into her
                                                    hands and feet.
                                                    Maryam was presented
                                                    to the court, and
                                                    while the public
                                                    prosecutor asked to
                                                    extend her
                                                    detention, the judge
                                                    ordered her released
                                                    without conditions
                                                    on 9 May after
                                                    seeing the photo and
                                                    video evidence of
                                                    her arrest.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>Jerusalem:
                                                      a double
                                                      confrontation</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The
                                                    occupation
                                                    authorities
                                                    continued their
                                                    unprecedented
                                                    campaigns of daily
                                                    arrests in the city
                                                    of occupied
                                                    Jerusalem during the
                                                    month of May. They
                                                    arrested hundreds of
                                                    people on the
                                                    streets in addition
                                                    to the storming of
                                                    homes throughout the
                                                    city. In Jerusalem,
                                                    677 people were
                                                    detained, including
                                                    124 children, of
                                                    which 20 of whom
                                                    were aged 13 or 14
                                                    years, in addition
                                                    to 32 women,
                                                    including 8 girls.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Arrests on
                                                    the street took
                                                    place around Al-Aqsa
                                                    and its gates, where
                                                    117 Palestinians
                                                    were detained; 138
                                                    were arrested from
                                                    Bab al-Amoud and the
                                                    nearby areas; 79
                                                    were detained in
                                                    Sheikh Jarrah
                                                    neighbourhood, and
                                                    hundreds from
                                                    different areas.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">From 13
                                                    April 2021, the
                                                    beginning of
                                                    confrontations and
                                                    protests at the
                                                    Damascus Gate,
                                                    through the end of
                                                    May, 845
                                                    Palestinians were
                                                    detained. Most
                                                    detainees were
                                                    released under
                                                    conditions, most
                                                    commonly forced
                                                    exclusion from the
                                                    place of detention,
                                                    home confinement for
                                                    3 days to two weeks,
                                                    payment of cash
                                                    bail, while a number
                                                    of them were
                                                    presented with
                                                    indictments and
                                                    others are still
                                                    detained in
                                                    interrogation
                                                    centers.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Harsh
                                                    excessive force was
                                                    used during many
                                                    arrests and
                                                    detentions,
                                                    including assaults
                                                    inside police
                                                    vehicles and during
                                                    transportation to
                                                    detention centers.
                                                    Scores of detainees
                                                    were injured,
                                                    including people
                                                    with broken hands,
                                                    noses and ribs, as
                                                    well as wounds in
                                                    the face and head.
                                                    Dozens of
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    detainees were
                                                    transferred from
                                                    interrogation
                                                    centers to hospitals
                                                    for treatment, some
                                                    of whom remained in
                                                    detention, and some
                                                    were released on
                                                    condition that they
                                                    return to
                                                    interrogation after
                                                    treatment.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The
                                                    detainees were
                                                    accused of a number
                                                    of charges, the most
                                                    common of which
                                                    were: participation
                                                    in confrontations
                                                    and demonstrations,
                                                    throwing stones,
                                                    using firecrackers
                                                    and Molotov
                                                    cocktails, raising
                                                    the Palestinian
                                                    flag, protesting at
                                                    Al-Aqsa, tearing the
                                                    flag of the
                                                    occupation state,
                                                    destroying
                                                    surveillance cameras
                                                    or burning property
                                                    for nationalist
                                                    reasons, assaulting
                                                    police or assaulting
                                                    settlers. Dozens of
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    detainees were
                                                    indicted, others are
                                                    still held under
                                                    interrogation, and
                                                    hundreds were
                                                    released under
                                                    various conditions
                                                    and restrictions.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">During
                                                    May, Israeli
                                                    occupation
                                                    authorities ordered
                                                    11 Jerusalemites to
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention by order
                                                    of the "Defense"
                                                    Minister, for
                                                    periods ranging from
                                                    three to six months,
                                                    including
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    prisoners whose
                                                    health insurance was
                                                    cut off.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The
                                                    occupation also
                                                    escalated
                                                    deportation orders
                                                    during the past
                                                    month, as over 270
                                                    orders forcibly
                                                    excluding
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    Jerusalemites from
                                                    various areas,
                                                    including Al-Aqsa,
                                                    the Old City, Bab
                                                    al-Amoud and
                                                    adjacent streets,
                                                    the entire city of
                                                    Jerusalem, and the
                                                    rest of the West
                                                    Bank, were issued in
                                                    May for periods
                                                    ranging from one
                                                    week to six months.
                                                    These decisions were
                                                    issued through the
                                                    courts or after
                                                    hours of
                                                    interrogation in
                                                    various centers,
                                                    especially the
                                                    Al-Qashla detention
                                                    center in the Old
                                                    City of Jerusalem
                                                    and the Salah al-Din
                                                    police station.
                                                    Dozens of young men
                                                    and women seized
                                                    from Sheikh Jarrah
                                                    were excluded from
                                                    the neighborhood,
                                                    and a number of
                                                    young people were
                                                    forcibly expelled
                                                    from their areas of
                                                    residence in Al-Tur,
                                                    Issawiya and Jabal
                                                    al-Mukabber.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>Ahmed
                                                      Abu Sneineh: He
                                                      lost his eye and
                                                      was arrested
                                                      inside the
                                                      hospital</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Israeli
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    wounded, Ahmed Abu
                                                    Sneineh, 28, with a
                                                    rubber-coated metal
                                                    bullet fired inside
                                                    Al-Aqsa Mosque, on
                                                    the 25th day of
                                                    Ramadan, while he
                                                    was heading to the
                                                    mosque to deliver an
                                                    item to his mother,
                                                    who was praying
                                                    Tarawih prayers in
                                                    the mosque.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    hit Abu Sneineh's
                                                    eye with a rubber
                                                    bullet, causing him
                                                    to lose
                                                    consciousness. He
                                                    was taken to the
                                                    hospital in serious
                                                    condition and
                                                    approximately two
                                                    weeks after the
                                                    injury, he was
                                                    seized from inside
                                                    the hospital by
                                                    occipation forces.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Abu
                                                    Sneineh said, "My
                                                    eye was hit inside
                                                    Al-Aqsa, then I
                                                    completely lost
                                                    consciousness and
                                                    was transferred in a
                                                    very serious health
                                                    condition to the
                                                    hospital due to a
                                                    fractured skull. I
                                                    had several
                                                    surgeries during my
                                                    treatment, for
                                                    injuries to the eye,
                                                    head and abdomen,
                                                    and the medical
                                                    staff said I needed
                                                    to stay in the
                                                    hospital for
                                                    treatment and
                                                    follow-up for 60
                                                    days."</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Abu
                                                    Sneineh continued:
                                                    "On 27 May, I was
                                                    surprised by the
                                                    presence of a nurse
                                                    who told me he would
                                                    get me out of the
                                                    hospital, and a few
                                                    minutes later a
                                                    group of 'Shabak'
                                                    agents invaded the
                                                    room wearing
                                                    civilian clothing.
                                                    They showed their
                                                    badges and
                                                    identified
                                                    themselves and then
                                                    they arrested me."</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">He said
                                                    that he was
                                                    transferred to the
                                                    detention center,
                                                    and stayed for more
                                                    than 6 hours, being
                                                    moved between the
                                                    police and the Shin
                                                    Bet intelligence,
                                                    despite his fatigue
                                                    and dizziness. He
                                                    was then released
                                                    and transferred to
                                                    house arrest for
                                                    four days on
                                                    condition that he
                                                    return to
                                                    interrogation. On
                                                    the appointed day,
                                                    30 May, he returned
                                                    to interrogation at
                                                    the Al-Qashla police
                                                    station where he was
                                                    left to wait in the
                                                    sun for several
                                                    hours before being
                                                    released and ordered
                                                    to another day of
                                                    house arrest.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>Cancellation
                                                      of health
                                                      insurance</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">As part of
                                                    the policy of
                                                    collective
                                                    punishment against
                                                    the released
                                                    prisoners and their
                                                    families, the
                                                    occupation
                                                    authorities cut off
                                                    their right to
                                                    national health
                                                    insurance for 19
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    Jerusalemites,
                                                    including three
                                                    jailed prisoners and
                                                    the wife of a
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    prisoner. The
                                                    remaining victims of
                                                    this policy are all
                                                    former prisoners.
                                                    The families were
                                                    surprised to learn
                                                    of the cancellation
                                                    of their health
                                                    insurance when they
                                                    went for treatment
                                                    in health centers,
                                                    without any legal
                                                    warning or
                                                    clarification.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">This
                                                    measure targeted
                                                    former prisoners who
                                                    were subjected to
                                                    arrest and forced
                                                    exclusion or
                                                    deportation from
                                                    Jerusalem or
                                                    Al-Aqsa. They were
                                                    also barred from
                                                    entry to the West
                                                    Bank and their bank
                                                    accounts were
                                                    seized.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The
                                                    pretext given for
                                                    the cancellation of
                                                    the former
                                                    prisoners' health
                                                    insurance was an
                                                    allegation that they
                                                    maintain "residence
                                                    outside the city of
                                                    Jerusalem", which
                                                    they denied,
                                                    emphasizing that
                                                    most of their homes
                                                    are inside the walls
                                                    of the Old City or
                                                    its surroundings.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>Collective
                                                      punishment: Turmus
                                                      Ayya and Aqraba</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The
                                                    villages of Turmus
                                                    Ayya and Aqraba were
                                                    repeatedly invaded
                                                    and raided by
                                                    Israeli occupation
                                                    forces during the
                                                    first third of May
                                                    2021, following the
                                                    shooting of Israeli
                                                    occupation soldiers
                                                    at Za'atara
                                                    checkpoint south of
                                                    Nablus. Nine
                                                    residents of Aqraba
                                                    and five residents
                                                    of Turmus Ayya were
                                                    seized by occupation
                                                    authorities, while
                                                    many homes were
                                                    raided with police
                                                    dogs as occupation
                                                    soldiers threw gas
                                                    bombs and posed a
                                                    constant threat to
                                                    the people.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">In a
                                                    telephone
                                                    conversation, Mrs.
                                                    Basma al-Shalabi,
                                                    the wife of
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    detainee, former
                                                    mayor Lafi Shalabi,
                                                    explained that
                                                    occupation special
                                                    forces known as the
                                                    "Al-Yaman" unit
                                                    invaded Turmus Ayya
                                                    village at 3 a.m.,
                                                    raided the family's
                                                    home and seized her
                                                    husband on 5 May
                                                    2021. They forced
                                                    off the doors of the
                                                    home and attacked
                                                    the couple's
                                                    16-year-old son
                                                    before one of the
                                                    soldiers tried to
                                                    throw the child at
                                                    his mother, who was
                                                    isolated in another
                                                    room of the home due
                                                    to her diagnosis
                                                    with coronavirus.
                                                    They then took Lafi
                                                    Shalabi to the
                                                    second floor of the
                                                    house, by himself,
                                                    interrogating him
                                                    while threatening
                                                    him, pressuring his
                                                    wife and threatening
                                                    her. They did not
                                                    allow her to take
                                                    any medications
                                                    despite her
                                                    coronavirus
                                                    infection and high
                                                    blood pressure
                                                    diagnosis.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">In Aqraba,
                                                    large forces of the
                                                    occupation army and
                                                    special units
                                                    attacked the town,
                                                    imposed full
                                                    military control
                                                    over it, locking
                                                    down the residents
                                                    on 3 May and
                                                    prohibiting them
                                                    from moving,
                                                    imposing closure and
                                                    erecting military
                                                    checkpoints around
                                                    the nearby villages.
                                                    The following day,
                                                    they were joined by
                                                    massive
                                                    reinforcements and
                                                    armored vehicles
                                                    invading the town,
                                                    storming homes and
                                                    deliberately
                                                    vandalizing,
                                                    damaging and
                                                    destroying property
                                                    while searching the
                                                    homes.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
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                                                      of wounded and
                                                      injured</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Israeli
                                                    occupation forces
                                                    used all manner of
                                                    weapons and methods
                                                    of attack against
                                                    the detainees,
                                                    including severe
                                                    beatings, dragging,
                                                    hitting with batons
                                                    and rifle butts,
                                                    release of "skunk"
                                                    or sewage water,
                                                    firing tear gas,
                                                    sound bombs, live
                                                    bullets and
                                                    rubber-coated metal
                                                    bullets at them,
                                                    leading to dozens of
                                                    injuries, some with
                                                    live ammunition.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Among the
                                                    cases followed by
                                                    Palestinian human
                                                    rights institutions
                                                    is that of the case
                                                    of wounded detainee
                                                    Fadi Daraghmeh, 18,
                                                    from Tubas. He was
                                                    shot in the knee by
                                                    occupation forces at
                                                    Tayseer checkpoint
                                                    with live
                                                    ammunition. After he
                                                    fell to the ground,
                                                    three soldiers
                                                    severely beat him
                                                    and dragged him to
                                                    their vehicle before
                                                    he was transferred
                                                    to the Israeli Afula
                                                    hospital.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Fellow
                                                    wounded prisoner
                                                    Osama Funoun, 23,
                                                    from al-Khalil, was
                                                    seized on 12 May
                                                    2021 after he was
                                                    shot by occupation
                                                    forces in the center
                                                    of the city, near
                                                    the military
                                                    checkpoint at the
                                                    entrance to Shuhada
                                                    street in the city.
                                                    He was then taken to
                                                    the Ramle prison
                                                    clinic and forced to
                                                    walk inside.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Maher
                                                    Daraghmeh, 22, from
                                                    Tubas, is also
                                                    detained in the
                                                    Ramle prison clinic
                                                    after being wounded
                                                    by the Israeli
                                                    occupation army when
                                                    he was shot while
                                                    crossing the Huwarra
                                                    military checkpoint
                                                    south of Nablus. He
                                                    has since undergone
                                                    several surgeries.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;"><strong>The
                                                      policy of
                                                      administrative
                                                      detention:
                                                      Significant data</strong></p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">There has
                                                    been a serious
                                                    increase in the
                                                    number of
                                                    administrative
                                                    detainees in the
                                                    occupation prisons,
                                                    a significant
                                                    increase in
                                                    comparison with the
                                                    past few years.
                                                    During the current
                                                    confrontation,
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention was one of
                                                    the most prominent
                                                    policies of
                                                    repression. During
                                                    the month of May
                                                    2021, occupation
                                                    forces issued 200
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention orders,
                                                    including 11 against
                                                    Jerusalemite
                                                    detainees.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Of those
                                                    orders, 116 were
                                                    newly issued
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention orders,
                                                    while 84 renewal
                                                    orders were also
                                                    issued.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">These
                                                    numbers indicate a
                                                    dangerous escalation
                                                    in comparison to the
                                                    months immediately
                                                    proceeding the
                                                    uprising, confirming
                                                    that occupation
                                                    authorities are
                                                    continuing to use
                                                    this policy on a
                                                    large scale. The
                                                    Israeli occupation's
                                                    use of
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention violates
                                                    all restrictions
                                                    imposed under
                                                    international law on
                                                    the use of detention
                                                    without charge or
                                                    trial. This form of
                                                    arbitrary detention
                                                    targets all of those
                                                    who have a leading
                                                    role in Palestinian
                                                    society, including
                                                    leaders in education
                                                    and politics.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">The
                                                    Israeli occupation
                                                    authorities also
                                                    aim, through the use
                                                    of administrative
                                                    detention, to
                                                    undermine any
                                                    popular action or
                                                    uprising for
                                                    self-determination.
                                                    This policy has been
                                                    used in an
                                                    escalating manner
                                                    since the early
                                                    years of the
                                                    occupation,
                                                    increasing in the
                                                    early years and then
                                                    decreasing after
                                                    1977, and then
                                                    rising again in the
                                                    Intifadas of 1987
                                                    and 2000, and once
                                                    again rose in 2015,
                                                    with the beginning
                                                    of a popular
                                                    uprising. The
                                                    occupation once
                                                    again escalated its
                                                    use, issuing 1,248
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention orders at
                                                    that time.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
                                                    Neue",
                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Over the
                                                    past decades,
                                                    occupation military
                                                    courts constituted
                                                    and remain an
                                                    essential tool in
                                                    consolidating this
                                                    policy, through
                                                    their implementation
                                                    of the orders of the
                                                    occupation
                                                    intelligence (the
                                                    Shin Bet). This is
                                                    confirmed by all the
                                                    decisions issued by
                                                    the military courts,
                                                    in various degrees,
                                                    against the
                                                    detainees.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
                                                    ltr; font-size:
                                                    14px; line-height:
                                                    1.4em; color: #444;
                                                    font-family:
                                                    "Helvetica
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                                                    Helvetica, Arial,
                                                    sans-serif; margin:
                                                    0 0 1em;">Since the
                                                    beginning of this
                                                    year, Palestinian
                                                    prisoners have
                                                    carried out
                                                    individual hunger
                                                    strikes against the
                                                    policy of
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention. To this
                                                    day, five prisoners
                                                    are continuing their
                                                    open hunger strikes
                                                    in rejection of
                                                    arbitrary
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention in
                                                    occupation prisons,
                                                    including Ghazanfar
                                                    Abu Atwan, 28, from
                                                    Dura, al-Khalil, on
                                                    hunger strike for 40
                                                    days; Khader Adnan,
                                                    43, from Jenin, on
                                                    hunger strike for 15
                                                    days; Amr al-Shami
                                                    and Yousef al-Amer,
                                                    on hunger strike for
                                                    14 days; and Jamal
                                                    al-Tawil, on hunger
                                                    strike for 11 days,
                                                    demanding an end to
                                                    his daughter,
                                                    Bushra's,
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention.</p>
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