Report: occupation has arrested 80 thousand Palestinians since Al-Aqsa Intifada

[ PIC 27/09/2013 – 09:23 PM ]


WEST BANK, (PIC)– A Palestinian official report stated that the Israeli forces arrested tens of thousands of Palestinians during the last thirteen years that followed the Al-Aqsa Intifada of September 2000.

The Department of Statistics in the Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a report released on Friday, “since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 28, 2000 and until today, the Israeli occupation forces have arrested about 80 thousand Palestinians.”

The report pointed out that among those arrested during the mentioned period are nearly 9,500 Palestinian children under the age of eighteen, about 60 MPs and former ministers, and more than 950 women, in addition to hundreds of wounded, patients, journalists, academics and leaders.

It noted that the Israeli military courts have sentenced, since the start of the Aqsa Intifada, nearly 24 thousand Palestinians to administrative detention; without clear charges.

The Department of Statistics added that the occupation has continued to detain about 5,200 Palestinian prisoners in 17 jails and detention center, including 13 MPs, 146 administrative detainees, 220 children and 13 women, all of them have been subjected to different forms of physical and psychological torture.

The report stated that 81 prisoners were killed in the Israeli jails during the past thirteen years, as a result of torture or the deliberate killing, not to mention the policy of medical neglect adopted against the patients.

It also stated that the occupation has deported 290 Palestinians from the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem to either the Gaza Strip or outside the Palestinian territories.

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