NGO: ‘Israel’ arrested 450 Palestinians last August

Ramallah (QNN)- Palestine’s Prisoners Centre for Studies said Monday that Israeli authorities continued arbitrary arrests against Palestinians last month, arresting 450 Palestinians, including 69 children and 13 ladies.

Spokesperson of the centre, Riyadh Ashqar, said that centre has registered 10 arrests from Gaza, including a fisherman while working near Gaza’s seashore. Israeli forces also arrested 8 children from Gaza near the separation barrier.

The occupation state also arrested two photojournalists; Hasan Dabbous (30 years old) and Abdel Muhsen Shalaldeh after savagely breaking into their houses and intimidating children. A Palestinian man with special needs, identified as Jarrah Naser, was also arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Ashqar said that Israel continued to arrest more children. 69 children were arrested including Muhammad Najeeb (10 years old), Mahmoud Hajajreh (12 years old), Ali Taweel (13 years old), and Yousef Abu Nab (13 years old).

Israeli arrests of females also continued. Jordanian citizen Hiba Libdi was arrested at the Karameh border crossing, and 13-year-old Rayyan Smeik from Qalqilya was arrested under the pretext of seizing a knife. Journalism student Mais Abu Ghoush has been also arrested after breaking into her house in occupied Jerusalem while Inas Asafreh was arrested with her husband. Mariam Abu Obeid was also arrested when she was going back home from a treatment visit in thee United Emirates. Areej Housheh, Madeline Issa, and Shifaa Abu Ghalyeh were also rearrested.

Israel also arrested elderly Palestinians. 59-year-old Siham Battat was arrested during a visit to her son Haitham Battat in Hadarim Israeli jail.

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