Ramallah, 12 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/2 February 2015 (MINA) – The Israeli army has detained 350 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem over the course of January 2015, a Palestinian NGO said on Sunday.
The West Bank city of Hebron saw the detention of 120 Palestinians last month, the largest number of detainees during January, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement.
The Israeli army also arrested 60 Palestinians from East Jerusalem, 42 from Ramallah and al-Bireh, 38 from Jenin, 35 from Nablus, 19 from Qalqilya and 19 from Bethlehem, the NGO said, Anadolu Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Eight Palestinians from the northern province of Tulkarm were also held by the Israeli army, along with six from the province of Tubas, and three from Tulkarm.
Among the detainees were two girls in their 20s, bringing the number of Palestinian females in Israeli prisons to 24, it noted.
In December 2014, Israel detained 383 Palestinians, according to the NGO which advocates for Palestinians in Israeli custody.
Israeli authorities could not be reached for an immediate comment. (T/P010/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)