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7,000 Palestinians arrested by Israeli occupation in 2022, say prisoner rights groups

RAMALLAH, Sunday, January 1, 2023 (WAFA) –  Nearly 7,000 Palestinians were arrested by the Israeli occupation forces in the occupied Palestinian Territories in 2022, according to a joint report issued today by prisoner advocacy groups.

The joint report, issued by the Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Wadi Hilweh Information Center, said this percentage of arrests is the highest compared to the previous year, particularly in the West Bank.

According to the report, a total of 6,000 arrests of Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces were documented in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, while another 2,000 cases were documented in the 1948-occupied territories.

Meanwhile, a total of 882 Palestinian children and 172 women were arrested by the Israeli occupation authorities during the reporting period, the report says.

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