As the Israeli aggression on Gaza started, large arrests and violations against Palestinians took place in the West Bank camps. Violations of Palestinians arrested by the occupation soldiers were documented, including being subjected to torture, inhumane treatment, beating and dragging on the floor.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) emphasised that these arrests and the violations accompanying them are crimes against humanity, whose perpetrators must face deterrent penalties. Furthermore, countries that support the Israeli occupation must realise that they are complicit in these crimes, which cannot be justified under any legal or humanitarian grounds.
The occupation is guaranteed impunity for all its crimes and knows that the position of the countries supporting it will not change, despite the ongoing massacres it commits, including the current war on Gaza, which left more than 9,000 dead and about 32,000 wounded so far.
The Israeli occupation is imposing a policy of collective punishment of Palestinian civilians and tries to terrorise them. It publishes pictures and video to humiliate and insult the prisoners and suppress any attempt to demand the inalienable rights of the people to reject Israeli aggression and war crimes, desecration of sanctities, illegal settlement expansion, and other daily grave crimes.
While the world is preoccupied with the aggression on Gaza, the Israeli occupation launched many arrest campaigns, raided prisons, secluded prisoners, especially women, and deprived them of their rights to receive family or lawyer visits. In addition to this, it beat prisoners and throws tear gas canisters inside their prisons and carry out sadistic practices, all of which were documented.
The number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons is more than 5,250, including 39 female prisoners, 170 children, and 1,913 administrative detainees. It is worth noting that all Palestinian prisoners suffer from inhumane detention conditions, which the extremist Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, is making worse in order to guarantee the prisoners a slow death.
AOHR UK calls on all humanitarian and international bodies, political parties and the media to shed light on the suffering of Palestinian prisoners they endure on a daily basis without any kind of international oversight or protection and calls them to use all means to deter the Israeli occupation from its criminal practices.