WEST BANK, (PIC)– A Palestinian official report stated that the Israeli forces arrested tens of thousands of Palestinians during the last thirteen years that followed the Al-Aqsa Intifada of September 2000.
The Department of Statistics in the Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a report released on Friday, “since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 28, 2000 and until today, the Israeli occupation forces have arrested about 80 thousand Palestinians.”
The report pointed out that among those arrested during the mentioned period are nearly 9,500 Palestinian children under the age of eighteen, about 60 MPs and former ministers, and more than 950 women, in addition to hundreds of wounded, patients, journalists, academics and leaders.
It noted that the Israeli military courts have sentenced, since the start of the Aqsa Intifada, nearly 24 thousand Palestinians to administrative detention; without clear charges.
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