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Report: Israeli Occupation detained 569 Palestinians, including 78 minors, in February

14 March, 19

Israeli Occupation forces detained 569 Palestinian civilians, including 78 children and 13 women, during February, a report by a human rights group finds.

The report noted that the Israeli Occupation forces arrested 229 civilians from occupied Jerusalem, 73 others from the West Bank cities of Ramallah and al-Bira, 60 others from Hebron, 54 others from Jenin, and 44 others from Bethlehem. 

Over the past month, the Israeli Occupation forces detained 38 civilians from the West Bank city of Nablus, 15 others from Tulkarm, 15 others from Qalqilia, 9 others from Tubas, 5 others from Salfit, and 10 others from Jericho, while 17 others were arrested in Gaza.   

By 28th February 2019, the number of Palestinians detained in Israeli jails hit 5700, including 230 children and 48 women, according to the report.

Israeli Occupation forces issued 87 administrative detention orders against Palestinian civilians in February, including 37 against Palestinians sent to prison for the first time, the report added, noting that Israeli Occupation authorities hold about 500 administrative detainees in different jails. 

The report documented a series of human rights abuses by the Israeli occupation authorities and the Israeli Prison Service against Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails.

Between 20 and 28 February 2019, the Israeli Occupation forces detained 170 Palestinian Jerusalemites over chargers of trying to open al-Rahma mosque at al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the report revealed.

Israeli Occupation authorities issued 130 orders banning Palestinian Jerusalemites, including Waqf officials, from entering al-Aqsa Mosque.