Some 750 “violations” were committed by the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces against Palestinians during the past month; Palestinian news agency Safa yesterday reported a prisoner group saying.
In a statement, the Committee for the Families of the Palestinian Political Prisoners in the West Bank said that the PA’s “violations” regarding detention, investigation, holding trials and torture have reached record levels this year.
The PA, the committee said, arrested 345 Palestinians and summoned 253 others for investigation over their political affiliation.
According to the committee, the citizens arrested included 58 university students, engineers, seven journalists, three teachers and imams.
Meanwhile, the committee documented six cases of torture during detention, 32 attacks on homes and inspections without detention and nine cases where the PA confiscated properties.
Inside the PA prisons, the committee said that it documented 14 cases of torture, six prisoners suffered deteriorating health conditions, the detention of 73 were extended, tens were tried and three were stopped from having family visits.
The committee said that the PA is currently imprisoning 104 Palestinian citizens, nine of which have been in prison for between one and seven years.
Israeli Action Committee for Palestinian Prisoners