YEMEN Press Agency

Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons have increased since October 7 to 4,730

OCCUPIED PALESTINE, Dec. 25 (YPA) – The number of Palestinian detainees from the West Bank in Israeli occupation prisons since October 7 has risen to 4,730 Palestinians.

This is according to a joint statement issued by the Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs of the Palestine Liberation Organization (official) and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (private).

The two institutions said in the statement that the Israeli occupation authorities “arrested 35 citizens on Monday, which brings the number of detainees in the West Bank, including the occupied Quds, to about 4,730 Palestinians since last October 7.”

The new arrests were distributed in the governorates of Tulkarm and Nablus (north), Ramallah (central), Bethlehem and Hebron (south), and East Quds, the statement stated.

This tally does not include arrests carried out by the Israeli occupation forces from inside the Gaza Strip, according to the same source.

The campaign of arrests and raids was accompanied by “extensive harassment, severe beatings, and threats against detainees and their families, in addition to field investigations, widespread sabotage and destruction of citizens’ homes, and direct shooting with the aim of killing,” according to the statement.

Since the outbreak of the devastating war on the Gaza Strip on October 7, the Israeli occupation army has intensified its military operations in the West Bank and increased the pace of incursions and raids into towns and camps, leaving dozens of victims and hundreds of detainees.

The fierce and continuous Israeli war against the Gaza Strip for 80 days, as of Sunday evening, resulted in the death of about 20,424 and 54,036 wounded, most of them children and women, in addition to the massive destruction of infrastructure and an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.