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Israel detained 501 Palestinian men, 95 children, 13 women in March

Palestinian youth looking through the metal wires after being arrested by Israel forces [File photo]
Palestinian youth looking through the metal wires after being arrested by Israel forces [File photo]

Israeli occupation forces arrested 609 Palestinians, including 95 children and 13 women in March, a report issued by rights groups revealed yesterday.

The report, which was issued by a group of governmental and non-governmental Palestinian rights groups, documented the violations of the Israeli occupation against Palestinian prisoners and their families during March.

According to the report, there were 6,500 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails in February, including 54 women, eight girls and 350 boys.

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In addition, the report said that the Israeli occupation authorities issued 81 administrative detention orders since the start of 2018, including 34 new orders. This, according to the report, brought the number of prisoners under administrative detention to 500.

The report reiterated that the Israeli occupation systematically violates the rules of the international law and international humanitarian law.

It called for the UN Human Rights Council to urgently form a fact-finding committee to investigate the Israeli violations against Palestinian prisoners and bring the Israeli occupation to account.

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