NGOs: ‘Israel’ arrested 421 Palestinians during last May

Ramallah (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces arrested 421 Palestinians throughout Palestine during last May only, including 78 children and 6 women, said a group of Palestinians NGOs in a joint statement issued on Sunday.

The Palestinians NGOs [The Palestinians Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and The Committee of prisoners and former prisoners affairs) issued on Sunday a report, which confirms that ‘Israel’ arrested 145 Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, 59 in Ramallah and Bireh, 60 in Hebron, 30 in Jenin, 21 in Bethllehem, 32 in Nablus, 13 in Tulkarem, 19 in Qalqilyah, 8 in Tubas, 8 in Salfit, 14 in Jericho, and 12 in Gaza.

The total number of Palestinians prisoners has reached nearly 5500, including 43 women, 220 children, and 500 under administrative detention.

The statement also revealed that the Israeli Prisons Service (IPS) uses medical negligence as a punitive measure against prisoners and to push on them to get confessions or stop hunger strikes. Over 750 prisoners suffer from medical negligence.

The Israeli authorities also imposed fines of nearly 60,000 Shekels on children prisoners in Ofer Israeli jail during last May only. 43 children were hold in Ofer jail last May, including four children who were shot before being arrested. 9 other children were beaten and assaulted during arrest.

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