IOF Arrests 102 Palestinians Last Week

Al-Quds, 25 Syawwal 1437/30 July 2016 (MINA) – Ensan Center for Democracy and Human Rights documented 102 Israeli arrests last week in occupied Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza Strip including nine fishermen off Gaza shores.

The Center further pointed out that the popular solidarity campaign has continued in support of the hunger striker Bilal al-Kayed.

Several Palestinian prisoners went on hunger strike demanding al-Kayed’s release, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) was quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Israel also persisted in its administrative detention policy according to which hundreds are jailed in its prisons without charge or trial, the center said in its weekly report.

Last week, eight Palestinians were held in administrative detention while the Red Cross decided to decrease family visits for Palestinian prisoners pushing a number of prisoners to declare hunger strike in protest at the step.

The center reported 49 injuries during clashes that erupted with Israeli forces over the past week in occupied Jerusalem and West Bank.

One Palestinian young man was also killed last week after Israeli forces surrounded and demolished his house in Surif town in al-Khalil.

During the reported period, 17 Palestinian-owned houses and facilities were demolished while Israeli authorities approved the construction of 323 housing units in occupied Jerusalem and submitted a plan for the reconstruction of 770 other housing units.

On July 7, Israel demolished Araqib village for the 101st time.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)