Prisoners’ Institutions: In April 2021, the occupation authorities arrested (402) Palestinians,
May 12, 2021

Prisoners’ Institutions:

In April 2021, the occupation authorities arrested (402) Palestinians, including (198) minors and (7) women, and the number of administrative detention orders issued reached (100), including (52) new orders and (48) renewals.

According to the follow-up of human rights institutions related to prisoners' affairs, the Israeli occupation authorities, with all their services, have continued to implement their systematic abuse policies, through several levels, and have escalated the repression and violence against detainees and prisoners inside the occupation prisons.

 

The confrontation in Jerusalem during the month of April imposed a set of central issues, especially the systematic arrests of 198 Jerusalemite citizens, which is the highest number of arrests in Jerusalem compared to previous months, as the Israeli occupation authorities escalated the repression and violence against the Jerusalemites, especially in the area of Damascus Gate, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which witnessed the climax of the confrontation and is still ongoing.

 

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 Tuesday, that the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the occupation prisons reached about 4,400 prisoners at end of April 2021, including (39) females, while the number of children and minors in the occupation prisons reached about (160) children, and the number of administrative detainees reached about (430).

The report reviews a set of policies that the Israeli occupation continues to implement, including: the escalating arrests in Jerusalem, and the systematic abuse that came with it against the detainees, the case of the hunger strike as in the case of the prisoner Imad Sawarka, the violation of freedom of journalists and detention as in the case of the journalist prisoner Alaa al-Rimawi, in addition to the case of the prisoner Engineer Mohammad al-Halabi from Gaza, who is facing the longest trial in the history of the captive movement, as 159 court sessions have been held for him until the date of issuance of this report since 2016.