The Israeli occupation authorities have documented the arrest of 8000 Palestinians in 2021, which constitute an increase of 73% compared to the previous year, according to the Documentation and Studies Unit of the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission.
Given the ongoing arrests of Palestinians, the numbers of those detained this year are expected to increase significantly by the end of the year.
504 Palestinians were arrested in January this year, with an increase of 11% compared to January 2021, and the numbers of arrests during February 2022 exceeded that of February 2021.
Today, Saturday, The Israeli Occupation Forces arrested five Palestinian youths from different areas in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Usually, the IOF carries out its arrests late at night or at dawn, before transferring those arrested to interrogation centres or prisons.
Until the end of January 2022, the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons reached 4,500, including 34 females, 180 minors, and about 500 administrative detainees.