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Group: Israeli forces detain 876 Palestinians in October

Oct. 22, 2015 6:12 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 23, 2015 7:00 P.M.)
(AFP/Ahmad Gharabli/File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces have detained at least 876 Palestinians during the month of October, prisoner rights group Addameer told Ma'an on Thursday.

Addameer said the 876 new detainees has brought the total number of Palestinians imprisoned by Israel to around 6,200 people.

Over 500 Palestinians were detained in the occupied West bank, 213 in East Jerusalem, and 152 in Israel. Over 130 of the detainees were children, Addameer said.

The latest upsurge in detentions comes as part of Israel's crackdown on the Palestinian population, under the pretext of restoring calm in the amid an increase in violence since Oct. 1.

Overnight on Wednesday alone, Israeli forces detained 84 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Less than two weeks ago, thePalestinian Authority Committee for Prisoners' Affairs had counted 650 Palestinians detained during the first ten days of October.

The committee said that most of the Palestinians were detained during clashes with Israeli soldiers, or subsequently in overnight raids.

The committee highlighted that many Palestinians had reported being held for hours at interrogation centers, undergoing humiliation and maltreatment. Some prisoners said that they were violently beaten during their detention.

While Israel has carried out a weekly average of 78 search and arrest raids of Palestinian towns in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2015, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, such raids have significantly increased this month.

The campaigns are a part of alleged efforts by Israeli authorities to "deescalate" current tensions in the area, measures that Palestinian ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, has referred to as "repression and collective punishment."
Carlos / usa
Netanyahu incites violence against Palestinians by lying about holocaust. Netanyahu has earned a trial by the ICC war crimes. I dont want to see him dangle from a rope like Hitlers Henchmen. I would settle for that though because he deserves it.
22/10/2015 20:04
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