Nearly 500 Palestinians Arrested Over the Past Month by Israel

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RAMALLAH, August 3, 2014 (WAFA) –  The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said on Sunday that the Israeli authorities have arrested nearly 500 Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem region during the past month of July.

In a press statement the PPC explained that the highest percentage of arrests were in Hebron, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nablus and Ramallah, bringing the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails to nearly 6,500 prisoners, including more than 230 children, in addition to 19 female prisoners, and 37 prisoners who are members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

PPC pointed out that since mid-June; Israeli forces have arrested 1300 Palestinian citizen during its most recent military campaign.

 

Source: WAFA