Wednesday, Sept. 18
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Prisoners' Ministry in Gaza: Israel detained 3,900 Palestinians so far this year

Sept. 3, 2008 6:17 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 3, 2008 6:17 P.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - The Israeli forces carried out more than 250 raids in the West Bank during July, and detained more than 420 Palestinians, including children and members of local government councils, statistics released by the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs in Gaza show.

According to the ministry, Israel has detained 3,900 Palestinians so far this year. Forty children under the age of 18 were detained during August.

Nine hundred prisoners from the Gaza Strip have been denied the right to family visits for more than 15 months on the pretext that Israel will not coordinate the visits with the de facto government in Gaza. The International Committee of the Red Cross normally facilitates such visits.

Forty one members of the Palestinian Legislative Council are still in Israeli prisons.

Over the course of the last month, Israel issued 150 administrative detention orders, under which Palestinians can be held without charge or trial.

Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015