News ID: 201611
Published: 0250 GMT October 02, 2017

Rights group: Israel has detained 14,000 Palestinians since 2015

Rights group: Israel has detained 14,000 Palestinians since 2015

Israel has arrested 14,000 Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories since October 2015, according to a rights group.

According to figures released by the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies, of the 14,000 detained Palestinians, 3,100 were minors, 437 were women and 450 were online activists, wrote.

Almost all the detainees were subjected to psychological or physical torture in Israeli detention and investigation centers in total violation of international laws and conventions, the organization added.

Some 2,860 administrative detention orders were issued since October 2015 — 17 of which were issued against female detainees while 42 others targeted minors.

Some 65 young girls were among the female detainees, six of them were shot with live munition during their arrest.

Sixteen Palestinian MPs were also detained over the reported period, 10 of them are still being held in Israeli jails.

The figures also documented the arrest of 150 elderly people, 39 academics, 240 patients and disabled people and 115 journalists.

Over the past two years, six prisoners died, raising the number of Palestinian detainees who have lost their lives in Israeli jails to 212.


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