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Israeli detention of Palestinians up by 5% in 2017, say groups


RAMALLAH, February 1, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli detention of Palestinians increased by 5% in 2017 compared to the previous year for a total of 6742 Palestinians, three Palestinian rights organizations said on Thursday.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, Addameer and al-Mezan said in a joint report that out of the 6742 Palestinians Israel detained in 2017, 1467 were minors, 156 women, 14 lawmakers, and 25 journalists.

They said that at least 6500 Palestinians were serving time in Israeli jails in 2017, including 350 minors, 58 women among them 9 minors, 450 held in administrative detention without charge or trial, 22 journalists and 10 lawmakers.


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