Israel detains nearly 600 Palestinians in August

Israel detains nearly 600 Palestinians in August
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:28:39

The Israeli regime has detained 597 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds in August, raising the number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons to more than 7,000, the Palestinian Prisoners Society says.

The majority of the arrests took place in East al-Quds and al-Khalil, which is situated in the south of the West Bank, the NGO, based in Ramallah, said in a statement on Saturday.

Many were arrested during demonstrations in support of Palestinians in Gaza, which was the focus of a deadly 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, the de facto ruler of Gaza.

Since the June kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the southern West Bank, at least 2,000 Palestinians have been questioned and detained, according to the NGO.


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