Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Ramallah, 29 Dzulhijjah 1436/13 October 2015 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested 560 Palestinians, including minors, in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem since the first of October, a Palestinian rights group revealed.

Palestinian minors, whose ages are below 18, constituted half of the number, the Palestinian Prisoners Society pointed out, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Most of the reported detainees were subjected to severe torture, some of them were shot during their arrest, the group added.

About 120 Palestinians were rounded up in al-Khalil, 100 in Occupied Jerusalem, 85 in Ramallah and Beira, 30 from Nablus, 28 from Jericho, 27 from Bethlehem and 17 from each of Jenin and Tulkarem.

16 others were detained from Qalqilia, 4 from Salfit, and 6 from Tubas.

The arrests came in the wake of the decision made by Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu who ordered Israeli army to escalate arrest campaigns against Palestinians without any consideration to their age.(T/P008/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)