Israeli Forces Detain 55 Palestinians in Occupied West Bank

The Israeli occupation army wage a massive arrest campaign in occupied West Bank. (Photo: via Twitter)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli forces detained at least 55 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in the early hours of Saturday, bringing the number of Palestinians detained since October 7 to 2,040.

“Israeli occupation forces arrested at least 55 individuals, including two women, between Friday night and Saturday morning from cities and towns in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem,” the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said in a statement on Saturday.

25 detainees were from the Al-Fawwar refugee camp in the Hebron Governorate in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, according to the statement.

“The number of detainees in the West Bank has now surpassed 2,040 Palestinians since Oct. 7, and these arrests were accompanied by systematic persecution of the detainees and their families,” the NGO added.

Tensions in the occupied West Bank have been on the rise since the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza on October 7, following the surprise attack carried out by the Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas in southern Israel.

Before October. 7, the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody was estimated at around 5,200, including over 1,000 held in administrative detention, without charge or trial.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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