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Ministry: 640 Palestinians detained during arrest campaign

July 3, 2014 4:45 A.M. (Updated: July 3, 2014 7:40 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Over 640 Palestinians have been detained during an arrest campaign launched by Israel following the disappearance of three Israeli youths on June 12, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this week.

The figures include 59 prisoners released in the 2011 exchange deal for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, and 11 members of the Palestinian parliament.

Over 170 of those detained have been sentenced to administrative detention.

At least six Palestinians have been killed during the arrest raids as Israeli forces have raided thousands of locations in the West Bank everyday since June 12.

List of imprisoned members of parliament:

1. Marwan Barghouthi, first Member of Parliament to be abducted in 2002 and the most prominent Palestinian prisoner. Spent 19 years in Israeli jails, including the last 12 years.

2. Ahmed Saadat, Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Abducted from Jericho prison in 2006 in violation of an international agreement.

3. Ahmad Atoun, held for years in administrative detention.

4. Mahmoud Ramahi, elected Secretary of the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006, administrative detention.

5. Abdel-Jaber Foqaha, Ramallah, administrative detention.

6. Mohammad Jamal, Hebron, administrative detention.

7. Hatem Qufaisha, Hebron, administrative detention.

8. Nizar Ramadan, Hebron, administrative detention.

9. Mohammad Badr, Hebron, administrative detention.

10. Mohammad Abu Teir, Jerusalem, administrative detention.

11. Yasser Mansour, Nablus, administrative detention.

MP's arrested during the ongoing Israeli arrest campaign:

1. Aziz Dweik, elected Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006.

2. Hassan Youssef, Ramallah, administrative detention.

3. Ahmad Totah, Jerusalem, administrative detention.

4. Abdelrahman Zeidan, Tulkarem.

5. Ibrahim Abou Salem, Jerusalem.

6. Housni El-Bourini, Nablus.

7. Azzam Salhab, Hebron, administrative detention.

8. Ayman Daraghmeh, Ramallah.

9. Ahmad Mubarak, Ramallah, administrative detention.

10. Anwar Zboun, Bethlehem, administrative detention.

11. Khaled Tafesh, Bethlehem, administrative detention.

12. Imad Nofal, Qalqilya.
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