6489 prisoners in 2018, including 250 children

RAMALLAH _ Palestine News Network

The Palestinian Prisoners and Liberties Council issued an annual report on the year 2018, in which the number of prisoners and prisoners in Israeli jails was monitored.

The year 2018, according to the Commission, witnessed a violent attack on the prisoners inside the Israeli prisons, where the occupation repression machine launched a fierce war on the prisoners and prisoners and their families, through systematic policies of the policy of oppression and abuse and the intrusion of prisoners' rooms and sections, administrative detention, solitary confinement and medical negligence , The arrest of minors, deputies, women and journalists, the imposition of high fines, the denial of correspondence and visits, the transfer of prisoners and their removal from their original place of residence, and the prohibition of education.

In the course of 2018, a greater Israeli invasion of the rights of prisoners took place, and the Israeli parliament saw a race among its extremist members to introduce and adopt racist and arbitrary laws against the Palestinian prisoners. The prisoners and their expulsion from their area of ​​residence, in addition to the legislation to prevent the early release of prisoners.

 (6489) cases of arrest during 2018

This year, the Israeli occupation authorities increased the scope of their arrests to our people. The total number of arrests in 2018 reached 6489 Palestinians, including all categories and segments of the population, male and female, young and old, including 1063 children, 140 girls and women, (98) administrative detention orders (389) new administrative detention orders (599) renewing previous detention orders, the highest number of arrests during 2018 Was recorded during the month of January, which reached about (675) Palestinians.

Geographical distribution of arrests during 2018

The number of arrests in 2018 has reached all governorates of the country, the largest of which was in the West Bank (4495) cases, constituting 69.3% of the total arrests during the year, while 1803 arrests were recorded in the capital, (27.8%).


It also included the arrests of 191 Palestinians from the southern governorates (Gaza Strip). They were at sea by targeting the fishermen, the border and through the Beit Hanoun / Erez crossing, constituting 2.9%.

All those who had been subjected to arrest and 100% were subjected to one or more forms of physical or psychological torture, moral abuse, insult to the public and family members, and dignity.

The prisoners are distributed inside the Israeli occupation prisons as follows:

(6000) prisoners distributed to about 22 prisoners and detention center and the most prominent of which: Nafha, Rimon, Gilboa, Shatta, Negev, Ofer, Megiddo, Hadarim, Ramle, Ashkelon, Beer Sheva ... and others.

(250) children, including a minor girl.

(54) A girl and a woman.

(8) deputies in the Legislative Council.

(27) journalists.

(450) administrative detainees

(750) prisoners suffering from various diseases, among them about (200) prisoners need urgent intervention and care for them, including (34) suffer from cancer, and others are suffering from serious and chronic diseases.

West Bank prisoners constitute approximately 87%, approximately 8% of the city of Jerusalem and 5% of the Gaza Strip.


The old: (48) prisoners have been arrested for more than twenty years continuously. And that of these prisoners there are (27) prisoners, including detainees since before the Oslo agreement.

Martyrs of the captive movement: 217, where five prisoners were martyred during the current year, including those who have been in captivity for years and some of them were martyred days after his arrest with the aim of killing. They are Yassin Saradih, Aziz Awaisat, Muhammad Anbar, Muhammad Marshoud and Mohammad Khatib. The occupation detained the bodies of several martyrs after killing them directly in the field without posing any danger contrary to what the Israeli occupation claims.

(23) Arab prisoners are held in the prisons of the occupation and carry the nationality of Jordan and Syria.



In the year 2018, the Israeli occupation forces escalated their violations against the female prisoners. The women prisoners in the Damoun prison, currently numbering 54 prisoners, suffer from escalating prison procedures, overcrowding, neglect of their medical conditions, denial of visits, And transfer to the courts, following the transfer of all female prisoners from Hasharon Prison to Damoon prison.

Despite the protests of the prisoners, the prison administration continues its abusive and provocative procedures. The surveillance cameras are still in Al-Foura Square and inside the sections, restricting the freedom of movement of female prisoners. Thirty-three prisoners were detained three months prior to the revolution against the installation of cameras in Hasharon Prison.

Child prisoners ... Provisions and fines

Despite the fact that the international conventions on human rights, especially the Convention on the Rights of the Child, stressed the need to protect children and their lives and their opportunities for growth and development. These conventions restricted the deprivation of children's freedom and made it a "last resort and for the shortest possible period." However, The arrest of some 250 children, most of them held in the Ofer and Megiddo detention centers, is the worst practice of torture and repression, the issuing of high sentences, high fines, denial of education, visits to the courts and trials in adult courts and their imprisonment. In Jerusalem, which reached about 100 cases of house arrest against the children of Jerusalem in 2018, which causes the effects of social, psychological and educational very serious for them and their families and their community is not addressed in the near term.

Administrative detention

The administrative prisoners in the occupation prisons fought a boycott of the occupation courts at all levels since 15/2/2018. This was the result of the transfer of administrative detention to collective punishment of the prisoners and their families and the exaggeration in giving administrative decisions and renewing them to the prisoners as racist and retaliatory.

The strike and boycotting step represented a qualitative leap in the collective work of the administrative detainees through the formation of a committee to speak on their behalf, as well as the commitment of the lawyers of the prisoners' body and the rest of the institutions and the Bar Association to the national position not to appear before the courts at all levels, namely, And public opinion and movement against the policy of arbitrary administrative detention, and remains in the prisons and detention centers of the occupation about 450 administrative detainees, including 6 elected representatives, academics, media, lawyers and community leaders, including children, women and girls.

Systematic medical negligence

Approximately 750 prisoners are suffering from various diseases, including 200 prisoners suffering from critical diseases and needing life-saving surgery, 34 of them suffering from cancer, and 70 prisoners suffering from physical, psychological and sensory disabilities, in addition to dozens of wounded and injured. Half of them were injured after live bullets were fired at them during the arrest. Some of them lost their ability to move in light of the continued policy of deliberate medical negligence.

Arrests and collective punishment

The daily arrests carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinians constitute a flagrant violation of the rules of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. The arrests have become daily and collective punishment of the Palestinian people. In the framework of the policy of collective punishment, And the confiscation of their work permits and the arrest of the majority of the family members, especially relatives of the first degree, where the state of occupation has recently adopted a policy of collective punishment against the Palestinian people, especially the families of the martyrs and Prisoners and executors of the operations, through the demolition and dispersal of their homes, a policy used by the occupation to pressure the Palestinian families and to destroy the rest of their lives, to deter them and an attempt to break the will of the people and stop the struggle against this racist state. This oppressive policy pursued by the authorities

Food strikes

The year 2018 witnessed the battles of will and determination through the so-called "empty intestines" inside the prisons of the Israeli occupation, and the number of cases of hunger strikers on an individual basis, and sometimes joined them some of the one or dozens in solidarity in this prison or that detainee, which was mostly against the policy of " Administrative detention ", against the policy of transportation and isolation, or because of medical negligence or conditions of detention. In this context, some 39 detainees, mostly administrative detainees, conducted individual hunger strikes during 2018, rejecting the policy of administrative detention and defending their rights. The prisoners Rizk Rajoub, the struggle of Hattab .

Israel's racist laws

The year 2018 witnessed a great deal of extremism by the Israeli Knesset in introducing racist laws and legislation that smelled of hatred against the Palestinian people in general and the captive movement in particular.

The law of the abolition of early release, the draft law on the execution of prisoners, the law on non-financing of treatment for wounded and prisoners, the law of physical and naked searches of detainees and without suspicion, the law forbidding family visits to prisoners of organizations holding Israelis, And the law on the detention of the bodies of martyrs.

Targeting Palestinian journalists and media

In the year 2018, the Israeli occupation authorities stepped up their targeting of journalists and arrests of activists of social networking sites (Facebook) since the outbreak of the "Al-Quds Intifada" in October 2015, which witnessed an unprecedented repression and persecution of freedom of opinion and expression.

There was also a significant escalation in 2018, an increase in the number of journalists detained and because of Facebook, which was recorded in 2017. The Israeli occupation forces arrested more than 40 journalists and recorded dozens of other violations against journalists in the media and various media.

Some 27 journalists are still being held in their prisons, in an attempt to press the press, restrict journalists, try to deter them, intimidate them and prevent them from telling the truth.

More than 350 Palestinian citizens were arrested in 2018, including women, children, journalists and writers, because of leaflets and slogans, postings and photos of martyrs on Facebook pages, and sometimes because of the participation and recording of admiration for other publications



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