The Palestinian security forces persist in their political arrests within the West Bank, engaging in violations and detentions of political nature against citizens and university students. These individuals face suppression and persecution, jeopardizing their educational prospects.
Recently, Palestinian security forces in the West Bank have arrested Riyad Al-Duads, a previously released prisoner from Nablus, for the third consecutive day. In addition, Ihab Mansour, who has an 80% disability, has been detained by the Preventive Security in Nablus for the past five days.
Furthermore, the intelligence services of the Authority in Nablus have continued to detain four brothers, namely Mufdi Sa’ada, Munadhil, Mujahid, and Makin, for over a month.
These political arrests have not spared students either. For instance, Obaida Yameen, a freed prisoner and a student at An-Najah University from Nablus, has been detained for six consecutive days as part of an ongoing campaign against students.
Additionally, the arrests have extended to include Muad Kanaan, a teacher from the town of Jaba, who has been detained for seven consecutive days.
Moreover, Mohammed Abu Ma’alla, a lawyer from the town of Qabatiya in Jenin and a member of the lawyers’ union, has been subjected to political arrest for five consecutive days. Khalid Khalilia, a young man from the town of Jaba in the Jenin district, has also been detained for five days.
Bilal Al-Hawatiri, a previously released prisoner from Qalqilya, has been detained for 18 consecutive days, despite his foot injury while attempting to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque last year.
The security forces continue to detain Ahmed Ayyad, a fugitive wanted by the occupation, for 20 consecutive days. Additionally, the freed prisoners Mahmoud Khaled Sabeh and Alam Adnan Atiq from the town of Barqin in Jenin have been detained for 20 days.
Dawood Al-Haroub, a political detainee and a previously released prisoner, is currently on a hunger strike for 12 days in protest of his continuous political detention for 46 consecutive days, despite being the father of two prisoners held by the occupation.
Despite judicial decisions ordering his release, the security forces of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah persist in detaining Musab Ishtayeh, a fugitive wanted by the occupation, for 350 consecutive days.
These political arrests by the security forces affiliated with the Palestinian Authority flagrantly violate human rights and fundamental principles of justice and dignity. It is imperative for the international community and human rights organizations to intervene and exert pressure on the authorities to cease these violations and release the detainees immediately and unconditionally.