400 Palestinians arrested since Jerusalem protests

400 Palestinians arrested

Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies reported that Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have escalated random arrest campaigns against Palestinians in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem since the Jerusalem anti-occupation attack in which two Israeli police officers were killed two weeks ago.

The Center recorded over 400 arrests among Palestinians including women, minors and political leaders as well as MPs, elderly people and others.

The spokesman of the Center, Riyad al-Ashqar, said that Israeli forces arrested 120 Palestinians at the plazas of al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday alone. Among the detainees were 13 women including two girls aged 16 and 17 years old.

Ashqar pointed out that the Israeli arrests over the past couple of weeks also affected MP Omar Abdurrazeq, deputy on Salfit governorate, along with a number of Jerusalemite leaders including activist Amjad Abu Asab and the Fatah official in charge of the Jerusalem file Hatem Abdul Qader as well as Fatah Secretary in Occupied Jerusalem Adnan Ghaith.

(Source / 29.07.2017)

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