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Report: 850 thousand Palestinians arrested since 1967

 Report: 850 thousand Palestinians arrested since 1967

Al Qassam website (Agencies) - Data from the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees show that Israel has arrested more than 850 thousand Palestinians since 1967, consisting 20 percent of the Palestinian people.

The commission expressed deep concerns over “the escalated Israeli daily arrests and violations that mainly target the Palestinian society.”

Daily arrest policy is a main feature of Israeli occupation, the statement said, pointing out that more than ten arrests are daily reported in occupied Palestine.

Since 1967, 206 Palestinians have died in Israeli jails, including 71 prisoners were tortured to death, while 45 others died as result of denial of health treatment, in addition 74 were deliberately killed shortly after being detained. Seven other prisoners were shot and killed while in custody.

The statement said that 6,500 Palestinians are currently held in 22 Israeli prisons and detention center including 25 women, 200 children, 480 administrative detainees (held without trial or charge), 12 free-elected MPs, and 30 pre-Oslo prisoners.

More than 1600 Palestinian prisoners suffer different health problems including chronic diseases.


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