590 palestijnen opgepakt

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped and detained during last January 590 Palestinian citizens in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

This came in a report released on Sunday by the Palestinian commission for detainee’s affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner Society, al-Mizan Center for Human Rights and Addameer Association for Prisoner Support and Human Rights.

156 of those detainees and prisoners were from Occupied Jerusalem and 13 from the Gaza Strip, according to their report.

128 children, 14 women and girls, one lawmaker and one journalist were among those arrested in the reporting month.

The report noted that the Israeli security authorities issued 91 administrative detention (imprisonment without indictment or trial) orders against detainees, 29 of those orders were handed down for the first time.

There are about 7,000 Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israel’s jails, including 51 women, 300 children, 600 administrative internees and 21 journalists.

In their report, the Palestinian institutions appealed to international human rights groups and the world’s free people to seriously move to expose Israel’s violations against the Palestinian prisoners in its jails and protect their rights.

(Source / 07.02.2017)

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Video of the Week New Clashes Erupt Between Israeli Security Forces, Muslim Worshippers

Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police

The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives.

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