Palestine: 413 Palestinians detained by Israel in November
RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): Israeli forces rounded up 413 Palestinians in raids across the occupied West Bank in November, according to Palestinian NGOs on Saturday.
The highest number of the detentions were reported in Jerusalem with 157 Palestinians arrested, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)’s Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission, the Palestinian Prisoner Society, Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association and Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a joint statement.
The NGOs said 49 minors and seven women were among those detained over the past month.
According to the statement, there are around 4,400 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, including 41 women, 170 minors and 380 held under Israel’s policy of administrative detention without charges of trials.
They said the soldiers detained 157 Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, 40 from the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, 74 in Hebron, 31 in Jenin, 33 in Bethlehem, 30 in Nablus, 18 in Tulkarem, 18 from Qalqilia, 3 in Jericho, 7 in Tubas, 1 in Salfit, and one from Gaza.
In a recent report, the Palestinian Information Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers have killed seven Palestinian children in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, since the beginning of this year.
The latest casualty was Ali Ayman Abu Alia, 14, who was shot and killed by the soldiers in his village of al-Mughayyir, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
On Friday December 11th, a deaf and mute Palestinian man, identified as Nasser Halawa, 47, from Nablus in northern West Bank, died from serious wounds he suffered on August 17th, after Israeli soldiers shot him at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem.
The Palestinian children, who were killed by Israeli army fire in 2020 are:
Ali Ayman Abu Alia, 14, killed on December 4, 2020.
Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar, 17, October 25, 2020.
Mohammad Damer Matar, 17, August 19, 2020.
Zeid Fadel Qaisiyya, 15, May 13, 2020.
Mohammad Abdul-Karim Hamayel, 15, March 11, 2020.
Mohammad Salman al-Haddad, 17, February 5, 2020.
Ala’ Hani al-Abbassi, 15, January 31, 2020.
*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara
Additional report from imemc.org
[Archive Photo: Palestinians hold images of Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail Maher Al-Akhras, who has been on a hunger strike for 83 days, during a demonstration demanding his release outside the International Committee of the Red Cross building in Gaza City, Gaza on October 17, 2020.
Photographer: Mustafa Hassona/AA]
By Lubaba Zouqan