Israeli occupation arrested 7,000 people in 2022: Report
A report highlights that the number of Palestinian detainees by the Israeli occupation forces is the highest compared to 2021.
A report by Palestinian human rights organizations revealed on Sunday that the Israeli occupation forces arrested 7,000 Palestinians, including 882 children and 172 women, from occupied Palestinian territories in 2022.
WAFA news agency said the report was issued by four Palestinian institutions, which are the Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Wadi Hilweh Information Center.
The report highlighted that the number of Palestinian detainees by the Israeli occupation forces is the highest compared to 2021, especially in the West Bank governorates.
In late March, the Israeli occupation launched a massive campaign of arrests in West Bank cities as part of a security operation called "Breaking Waves", which included the assassination of a number of Palestinians.
According to the joint report, the month of April witnessed the highest number of IOF arrests against Palestinians (1,228), while the city of Al-Quds recorded about 3,000 arrests - the highest among the Palestinian governorates.
The human rights report indicated that in 2022, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 106 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, including 64 fishermen.
In the same context, the newly issued report pointed out that the Israeli occupation arrested 882 children, 171 women, and 40 injured persons and issued more than 2,409 administrative detention orders.
The report highlighted that 80% of the citizens' homes were subjected to extensive vandalism during the raids carried out by the occupation forces, in addition to the home demolitions that were concentrated in the Jenin governorate, which targeted the homes of detainees and martyrs.
By the end of 2022, 4,700 Palestinian prisoners are still in Israeli occupation prisons, including 29 women and 150 children, and about 850 administrative detainees, including 7 children, two female prisoners, 5 deputies in the Palestinian Legislative Council, and 15 journalists.
Among the Palestinian prisoners, 330 have been detained for more than 20 years, 25 before the signing of the so-called "Oslo Accords" in 1993, and 552 prisoners have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
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