80 Palestinian citizens were arrested by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) from the blockaded Gaza Strip during the month of September, a human rights group reported Monday.
Head of the documentation unit at the Detainees and ex-Detainees’ Committee, Abdul Nasser Farwana, said 80 Palestinians were arrested by the IOF in the Gaza Strip in September, including 42 fishermen arrested onboard their fishing boats in Gaza waters.
18 Palestinians, including sick persons and merchants, were arrested at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border-crossing.
20 more Palestinian civilians were kidnapped while creeping into the border fence, in eastern Gaza Strip, on way to seek jobs.
Activist Farwana raised alarm bells over the swift surge in the number of Palestinians kidnapped by the IOF from the blockaded Gaza Strip.
He said serious measures should be taken to protect Gaza’s youths and fishermen and alleviate the psycho-social repercussions of such arbitrary arrests.