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2,080 Palestinians arrested in West Bank since 7 October

November 6, 2023 at 8:36 am

Israeli forces raid in streets and clash with Palestinians of Al-Bireh, West Bank on November 02, 2023 [Issam Rimawi – Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces have arbitrarily arrested 2,080 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank since 7 October, the Palestinian Prisoners’ and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Authority and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club announced in a joint statement yesterday.

According to the statement, the prisoners were arrested from their homes or while passing through military checkpoints where some of them had been forced to surrender themselves under pressure after members of their families were held as hostages.

The statement explained that the Israeli army forces arrested at least 40 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank yesterday, including three journalists, noting that the arrests took place in the Ramallah, Jenin, Hebron, Nablus, Tulkarim and Tubas governorates.

It pointed out that the arrests were accompanied by systematic abuse against the detainees and their families, in addition to the arrest of an unidentified group of Palestinians who work in Israel as day labourers whose jobs were not precisely known.

For 30 days, the Israeli army has been waging a “destructive war” on the besieged Gaza Strip while simultaneously carrying out assaults and attacks on the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, killing 151 people and arresting 2,080 others, according to official Palestinian sources.

In Gaza, the death toll from the ongoing Israeli bombardment has reached over 10,000, with the majority of them children and women.

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