Israel detained 509 Palestinians in March, says report

A joint report by the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Al Mezan center for Human Rights and Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association, said that Israeli forces has arrested 509 Palestinians, including 75 minors, 13 females, five journalists and one Palestinian Legislative Council member, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in March 2017.

The report said that Israeli authorities issued 111 administration detention orders against Palestinian prisoners, including a female and a Legislative Council member, in March.

According to the report, the total number of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons is 6,500, with 500 of them being administrative detainees, 300 minors and 62 females.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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