Israeli occupation arrested over 2,750 Palestinians since start of 2019

Jul 15,2019

Seven Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike for weeks, protesting their administrative.

Israeli occupation has detained 2,759 Palestinians since the start of this year, including 446 minors and 76 women, Palestinian prisoners advocacy groups revealed on Monday.

The Prisoners Affairs Commission, the Prisoner Society and Addameer said in a joint working paper that the number of Palestinian political prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails until 30 June was 5,500, including 43 women and 220 minors.

According to the paper, the number of the Palestinians held in administrative detention without charge or trial was around 500.

Meanwhile, seven Palestinians held in administrative detention have been on hunger strike for weeks, demanding an end to their illegal detention, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society.

The longest was Jaafar Izzeddin, from Jenin, who has been on hunger strike for 30 days and who had already participated in four previous hunger strikes.

Israel Prison Service has taken punitive action against the striking prisoners, including denying them family visits, obstructing meetings with their lawyers, transferring them to other prisons and isolating them in uninhabitable cells.

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