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Israel arrested 620 Palestinians since Trump’s move on Jerusalem

Israeli forces detain a Palestinian man during protests against US President Donald Trump’s announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on 16 December 2017 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces arrested 620 Palestinians in the occupied territories since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on 6 December, Quds Net News reported yesterday.

A report issued by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) revealed that this included 170 children, 12 women and three wounded persons.

Many of the Palestinians were arrested while they were protesting against Trump’s decision; however the majority were detained during night raids on their houses which caused damage to their property.

Daily protests have been held in the occupied territories since Trump announced his administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital. The move has received international condemnation with the UN General Assembly voting to condemn it.

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