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Report: Israel arrested 621 Palestinians in November
Report: Israel arrested 621 Palestinians in November
[ 01/12/2012 - 03:28 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- A Palestinian human rights report stated that the Israeli occupation forces had detained about 621 Palestinians in November during arrest campaigns launched in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

According to the report issued by the Ahrar Center for the Studies of prisoners and human rights, 621 Palestinians have been arrested during the month of November, including 51 from the Gaza Strip, while the rest of arrests mainly took place in the occupied West Bank's towns and cities, and included the arrest of 6 MPs.

The report, issued on Friday, monitored the arrest of five Palestinian women in the West Bank, three of whom were released while the remaining two are still held in custody.

The IOF also arrested a Jordanian citizen on the Bridge of "King Hussein" while on his way to visit his relatives in the West Bank, the report added.

According to the data, most of the arrests during this month took place in the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank, where the IOF arrested 112 citizens.

Palestinian prisoners' center for studies stated, in its monthly report about the arrests and the prison conditions, that the occupation escalated during the last month the arrests against Palestinians across the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

The center monitored over 300 raids into the villages, cities and refugee camps, during which the IOF detained more than 650 Palestinian citizens, including 85 children and 7 women, and 15 other citizens from the Gaza Strip, including 12 fishermen.

The IOF also re-arrested six MPs and two leaders in Islamic Jihad, who have launched hunger strike immediately after their arrest as they have been held in administrative detention.

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