Occupation Forces Detained 7,555 Palestinians from the West Bank

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs Commission and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said Tuesday, March 12, that the Israeli occupation forces have detained about 7,555 Palestinians from the West Bank since the beginning of the war in the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023.

Israeli occupation forces tie and drag six Palestinians in a humiliating way through the streets of Al-Issawiya at occupied East Jerusalem, Monday, March 11, 2024 (Footage: WAFA)

The Commission and the PPS explained, in a press statement, that the data related to arrest cases includes those remained in Israeli custody, and those who were later released. They added that the occupation forces continue to implement systematic arrest campaigns, as one of the most prominent established policies that escalated in an unprecedented manner after October 7, not only in terms of the level of the number of detainees, but also in terms of the level of crimes they committed.

According UN figures, since 7 October, 412 Palestinians have been killed, including 311 by Israeli forces, nine by settlers and two by either Israeli forces or settlers, across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. These include a total of 102 Palestinians killed since the start of 2024 (compared with 80 during the same period in 2023), the vast majority killed by Israeli forces. Over 4,660 Palestinians have been injured, including 718 children, since 7 October in the West Bank.

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