Detentions, intimidation & land grabs continue

23 Sep

 

PressTV report, 22 September 2014

A human rights group says Israeli forces have detained at least 152 Palestinians in the third week of September alone.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, at least 50 people were taken into custody in Hebron (al-Khalil) and another 40 in al-Quds (Jerusalem) last week.

Local residents say nearly a dozen Palestinians were arrested in an overnight Israeli raid in Jenin on Sunday.

The group says others were arrested in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem, Ramallah, Tulkarm, Nablus as well as several Palestinian refugee camps.

This comes as Israeli regime continues its policy of detention and intimidation.

An undisclosed number of Palestinian inmates are locked up in detention and interrogation facilities run by both the Israeli military and security agency Shabak.

Latest estimates show that about 7,000 Palestinians are being currently kept in Israeli prisons.

Mass relocation of Bedouins planned

Meanwhile, over 40 Palestinian and international rights groups have recently said that Tel Aviv is planning to displace more than thousands of Bedouins who have pledged to resist eviction.

Rights groups say such measures will lead to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

The latest instances of Israeli violence come nearly four weeks after a truce took effect between the Israeli regime and the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the Gaza Strip to end a 50-day war.

More than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly women, children and the elderly were killed in the Israeli onslaught on Gaza and around 11,000 others were injured.

 

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