Wed 15 Mar 2023 8:54 pm - Jerusalem Time

(464) of them last month.. (3873) Palestinians were arrested during the first half of the year 2022

Jenin - "Jerusalem" dot com - Ali Samoudi - From the beginning of this year until June 30, 2022, the Israeli occupation army arrested (3873) Palestinian detainees, of whom (1896) were from Jerusalem, and (64) from the Gaza Strip. The number of administrative detention orders issued during the same period is (862) administrative detention orders, including (398) new orders.

The total number of arrests during the month of June was (464) citizens from the occupied Palestinian territories, including (70) children and (18) women.

The distribution of arrests during the aforementioned month was as follows (159) from Jerusalem, which witnessed the highest rate of arrests, and (15) from the Gaza Strip. The number of administrative detention orders issued during the same month reached (153), including (58) new orders, and (95) Renewal order.

This came as part of a joint monthly report issued by the institutions of prisoners and human rights (the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Prisoners Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Association for Prisoner Care and Human Rights and the Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Jerusalem), in which it confirmed that the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees held in the occupation prisons There were about (4,650) prisoners, as of the end of June 2022, including (30) female prisoners, (180) minors, and about (650) administrative detainees, and hundreds of sick prisoners, including 23 prisoners with tumors and cancer of varying degrees, the most difficult of which is the case. Prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid.

The report documents the most prominent systematic policies and violations implemented by the occupation authorities at several levels against Palestinian prisoners and detainees, in addition to the latest developments regarding their reality and detention conditions inside prisons.

The Israeli occupation army continues to carry out abuse and ill-treatment against detainees and their families, and this comes as part of the collective punishment policy that the occupation is keenly implementing with the aim of targeting the detainee and his surroundings.

According to the follow-up reports, the details of the arrest of two citizens whom we and their families were responsible for were monitored during their arrest process. They brutally occupied the house and moved Obeida to the dining room and began interrogating him in the field and we heard the sound of his screams, after that they brought him to the bedroom and searched it and threw his clothes in front of him while he was handcuffed, then they moved him to the room we were in and interrogated him and beat him in front of us and prevented us from moving or They left, and when they withdrew, they searched the taxi that my husband, Obeida and his brother work in, and wreaked havoc on it.

And the detainee, Taher Akram Saleh (24 years), from Silwad / Ramallah, who was arrested after the occupation soldiers severely beat him and his family members, including women. According to his mother’s account, “the occupation forces deliberately hit him on one of his feet, as he was suffering from an injury By breaking it a short while ago, while he is still in the treatment phase, and despite his continuous screaming at the moment of the assault, they continued to beat him, and they interrogated him in the field while continuing to assault him.”

The number of administrative detention orders issued during the past six months amounted to (862) orders, including (398) new orders and (464) renewal orders, compared to the same documented period of last year 2021.

It is noted that there has been a significant increase in the outcome of administrative detention decisions issued against Palestinians. In the first half of last year, about (680) administrative detention decisions were issued, while (862) were issued during the first half of this year, i.e. an increase rate of more than 27%. This confirms that the occupation authorities are continuing their crimes and continuing their policy of collective punishment against the Palestinian people. They do not stop depriving them of their freedom and detaining them in prisons without bringing them to trial and without disclosing the charges against them. Without allowing them or their lawyers to know the reasons for their arrest, which pushes them to find peaceful ways to protest their suffering.

The occupation detains in its prisons about (650) administrative detainees, including patients, the elderly, women, and even children under the age of eighteen, who were not spared from this unjust detention.

Among the most prominent cases monitored during the previous period of administrative prisoners, who were subjected to arbitrary measures, was the case of the ill detainee Jamal Zaid (64 years) from the city of Al-Bireh, who complains of kidney failure and undergoes dialysis three times a week, in addition to suffering from the effects of a previous stroke. He suffers from heart rhythm disturbances, and he underwent a retinal operation, but he needs medical care, and he is currently in the so-called "Ramla prison clinic." On his life, and despite his difficult health condition and his advanced age, the occupation refused to end his administrative detention, and the Ofer Military Court renewed the administrative detention decision issued against him for the third time in a row for a period of three months on June 28, indifferent to his poor health, knowing that the prisoner Zaid, a former administrative detainee, had spent a full year in administrative detention during 2019, and the occupation re-arrested him on May 19, 2021, then an administrative detention order was issued against him for a period of 6 months, which was later renewed.

It must be noted that a dialogue session was recently held between the occupation prisons administration and the leaders of the captive movement on the demands of the administrative prisoners. Accordingly, the administrative detainees suspended the decision of the open hunger strike that was supposed to take place at the beginning of June, while continuing to boycott the occupation courts and allowing any prisoner He wishes to go to the courts, starting from the date of the agreement until the date of next September, provided that this period is to study and evaluate the extent of the occupation prison administration's commitment to the demands of the administrative detainees.

During the past six months, more than 10 individual prisoners waged open-ended hunger strikes for various reasons and motives, most of which were in protest against administrative detention. Some prisoners declared their strike in refusal to be isolated from harsh living conditions. Others fought their battle in protest of problems with their account in the cantina. Some prisoners also went on strike. Support for their brothers, the administrative detainees, who are on hunger strike in refusal of their administrative detention. The longest strike announced during the aforementioned period was the strike of the prisoner Khalil Awawda from the town of Ithna, Hebron district, which lasted for 111 days, in rejection of his administrative detention. He suspended him after promises to end his detention, but the occupation authorities breached the promises and issued A new administrative detention order is issued against him for a period of 4 months, to resume his strike again, which was announced several days ago, despite his poor health and his detention in harsh conditions inside Assaf Harofeh Hospital, while the prisoner, Raed Rayan, from the town of Beit Duqqu, north of Jerusalem, is still fighting the same battle in protest against He has been in administrative detention for nearly three months, and the occupation authorities are holding him in the clinic of Ramleh Prison, under difficult health conditions.

In addition to the collective partial strikes announced by the members of the captive movement during their uprising that they waged last February, which they started in rejection of the administration’s laws that changed the “Al-Foura” system, which was represented by reducing the time that the prisoners spend in the Al-Fura square, and the number of prisoners who will be allowed them out in one go.

The occupation authorities and their military apparatus do not stop implementing the retaliatory policy against the released prisoners after their release from the occupation prisons. In the field, and there are those who rose as a martyr after his release as a result of diseases he contracted during his arrest and spread in his body, and this confirms that the files of the prisoners after their release are not closed by the occupation forces, but rather they remain under threat all the time, meaning that the crime against them continues without stopping.

During the first half of this year, many martyrs among the released prisoners died after being targeted directly. Among them was the liberator Nihad Al-Barghouti (20 years), from the village of Kafr Ain, in the district of Ramallah, who was martyred after being shot in the abdomen with live bullets at the entrance to the village of Al-Nabi. Saleh, as well as the editor Ihab Zaid Al-Kilani (40 years) from Nablus, who died of cancer during his arrest and suffering from the policy of medical negligence, and as a result of what he was exposed to, he rose as a martyr less than a month after his release from the occupation detention centers, and the editor Dawood Al-Zubaidi (40 years), who was declared dead in Rambam Hospital in Haifa in the occupied territories, as a result of his serious wounds sustained during clashes with the Israeli army in Jenin camp during last May, where Daoud was subjected to a real liquidation process, and his body is still being held by the occupation authorities, who refuse to hand it over to his family.

Last June also witnessed field executions carried out by the occupation army in the Palestinian territories, whose victims were freed prisoners, including the freedman, Ayman Muheisen (29 years), from Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, who died as a martyr after members of the Israeli special units assassinated him in front of his house.

In the same month, the liberated Ghfran Warasneh (31 years old) from Al-Arroub camp, north of Hebron, rose after the occupation army targeted her with live bullets, which led to her critical injury in the upper part of her body and her death. And obstructing his entry to her hometown, forcing the mourners to carry the body on their shoulders and complete the funeral ceremony in the camp in honor of the martyr's soul.

The list of deans of prisoners - a term used by the Palestinians for those who have been detained for more than 20 years in a row - rose at the end of last June to reach (233) prisoners, and compared to the beginning of this year, the number of prisoners on that list was (112) prisoners. It is expected that the number of prisoners on that list will increase in the coming days, due to the many arrests carried out by the occupation army against hundreds of Palestinians during the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000 and during the so-called “Operation Defensive Wall” in 2002, where unfair and unjust sentences were issued against hundreds of them based on What the occupying power called the "deterrence policy".

At the beginning of this year, the number of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment reached (547) prisoners, while at the end of the first half of this year their number reached about (551) prisoners, after they were joined by 4 new prisoners who were sentenced to life imprisonment during the past months, and they are: Montaser Shalabi And Muhammad Kabha, Khalil Dwaikat, and Ahmed Asafra.


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(464) of them last month.. (3873) Palestinians were arrested during the first half of the year 2022