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Over 2,200 Palestinians arrested since start of 2023, reports Prisoner Club
Over 2,200 Palestinians arrested since start of 2023, reports Prisoner Club
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West Bank, ALRAY -The Palestinian Prisoners Club, a human rights organization based in Ramallah, reported that Israeli occupation forces have carried out over 2,200 arrests since the beginning of the year, with the highest monthly rate of arrests being recorded in Jerusalem.

In a statement received by Quds Press, the Palestinian Prisoners Club stated that Jerusalem records the highest monthly rate of arrests, as it witnesses a high daily confrontation with the occupation, and intense attacks, especially with the continuous escalation of incursions carried out by the occupation army and settlers against Al-Aqsa Mosque.


The occupation forces escalated the targeting of citizens in Jerusalem during the month of Ramadan, and Jerusalemites have witnessed, since 2021, mass arrests. At the same time last year during the month of Ramadan, Jerusalemites witnessed brutal arrests that affected 450 arrests at the time. “Today we are witnessing almost the same numbers," the Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement received.


Testimonies obtained by the institution confirm "a high level of violence used against the detainees who were arrested from Al-Aqsa Mosque."


The arrests in Jerusalem are part of a consistent policy targeting Jerusalemites, with Israeli occupation forces launching daily raids and searches in Jerusalem and cities in the West Bank, arresting many Palestinians and transferring them to interrogation centers and Israeli camps.


According to institutions concerned with prisoners' affairs, the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons has reached about 4,780.

The detainees include political activists, human rights defenders, and journalists, and their arrests have been part of a wider crackdown by Israeli forces on Palestinian activism and resistance in the occupied territories.


The Palestinian Prisoners Club has expressed concern over the continued detention of Palestinians without charge or trial, as well as reports of torture and ill-treatment of detainees.


Palestinian human rights groups have criticized Israel's detention policies, arguing that they violate international law and human rights conventions.


The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been ongoing for decades, with the issue of Palestinian detainees and prisoners being a longstanding concern for human rights organizations, who have called for their release and for an end to the practice of detention without charge or trial.