70 Palestinian minors amongst 500 detained last month
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested, during October, 500 Palestinians including 70 minors and nine women from West Bank and Gaza Strip, a rights group reported.
Palestine center for prisoners’ studies issued Friday a report documenting Israeli violations over the past month of October.
More than 180 of the arrests were carried out in occupied Jerusalem including 45 in Issawiya town in one single night, the report revealed.
In the Gaza Strip, 15 arrests were reported including four fishermen detained while sailing off Gaza shores.
Also during October, IOF raided Palestinian media companies in the West Bank, shutting down production facilities and closing offices in locations including Ramallah, Nablus, al-Khalil and Bethlehem.
Companies targeted by the raids included Palmedia, Ramsat and Trans Media, which the Israeli defense ministry accused of “incitement” and of providing production services to Hamas’s al-Aqsa and al-Quds television channels.
Four journalists were also rounded up after IOF soldiers violently stormed their homes.
Seventy children were also detained during the same reported period including a 12-year-old child who was kidnapped in front of his school, while nine women were rounded up.
Meanwhile, 75 administrative detention orders were issued for two to six months over the last month, including 35 new orders while 40 orders were extensions.
The center pointed out that Israeli jailers maintained their routine break-ins and assaults against Palestinians prisoners during October.
(Source / 04.11.2017)