Prisoners’ Institutions: In January 2021, the occupation authorities arrested (456) Palestinians, including (93) minors and (8) women.
February 6, 2021


Since the beginning of this year, the Israeli occupation authorities have carried out systematic arrests of all segments of society, and have continued to implement their systematic abuse policies, and their systematic violations of the rights of prisoners and detainees guaranteed by international covenants and norms. A number of violations topped the reality of the issue of detainees and prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons, especially with the spread of the Corona virus, and the violations that accompanied that, which contributed to the exacerbation of detention conditions, and the risks to the lives of prisoners.

According to human rights institutions related to prisoners' affairs, the Israeli occupation forces arrested about (456) Palestinians during January 2021. Among them were (93) children and (8) women, and the number of administrative detention orders issued reached (105), including (30) new orders and (75) renewals.

The Prisoners' Affairs and Human Rights Institutions (Prisoners Affairs Authority, Palestinian Prisoners Club, Al-Dameer Institution for Prisoner Care and Human Rights Foundation, and Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan) indicated in a report issued on Saturday, that the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the occupation prisons reached about 4,500 prisoners at end of January 2021, including (37) female prisoners, while the number of children and minors in the occupation prisons reached about (140) children, and the number of administrative detainees reached about (450).

The report reviews a set of policies that the Israeli occupation continues to implement, including the policy of solitary confinement as in the case of the prisoner Omar Kharwat, medical negligence (deliberate) as in the cases of the two prisoners Hussein Masalmeh (cancer) and Khaled Ghaithan (infected with the Corona virus), and administrative detention as in the case of the elderly prisoner Ishaq Yunes.

The report also reviews several cases for Jerusalemite minors detained in the occupation prisons.