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Data: Israel arrested more than 600 Palestinians in May

Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian in Haifa who was protesting against Israeli forces’ massacre of demonstrators in the occupied Gaza Strip in 18 May 2018 [Nadine Nashef/Twitter]

Israeli occupation forces arrested more than 600 Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories and besieged Gaza Strip in May, including 94 children and nine women, human rights groups have said.

Palestinian prisoners’ associations and human rights organisations including the Palestinian Prisoners’ Association, Addameer, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs and Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights, documented the arrests.

Their figured reveal that Israeli occupation forces detained 197 Palestinians from Jerusalem, 104 from Ramallah and Al-Bireh, 70 from Hebron and 33 from Jenin.

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Another 44 arrests were documented in Bethlehem. Israeli occupation forces have also arrested 48 Palestinians from Nablus, 15 from Tulkarm, 32 from Qalqilya and five from Tubas.

In addition, 20 Palestinians from Salfit, eight from Jericho and 29 from the Gaza Strip were detained.

Eight-three administrative detention orders were issued by occupation authorities, including 36 renewals.

There are currently approximately 6,000 Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails, including 350 minors and 430 administrative detainees.

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