The Palestinian security services in the occupied West Bank have been arresting students and activists for several days.
The intelligence service in the city of Hebron is currently detaining the studentRaed Halayka at Abu Dis University, for the fourth consecutive day, despite his recent release two months ago from the occupation’s prisons.
The Preventive Security Service in Nablus is detaining political activist Izzat Al-Aqtash for the sixth consecutive day, and yesterday it transferred him to the Security Committee prison in Jericho.
The intelligence service in Nablus is still detaining the liberated prisoner Mutassim Juma Ramadan for the ninth day in a row, while the security services in Hebron continue to detain the liberated prisoners Nour and Yahya al-Qadi for the eleventh day in a row.
The intelligence service in Jenin detained the citizen Mohamed Al-Azmi for the 12th consecutive day, and the security services in Tulkarm holds the activist Salam Manasra for the 13th day in a row.
On Saturday, the intelligence service in Qalqilya extended the detention of the released prisoner Mahmoud Zagloul for 15 days. He has been detained for 17 days in Jericho Central Prison.
Palestinian human rights reports confirmed that the PA security forces in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem committed 217 violations against citizens on a political basis last September.
The reports indicated that these violations included 52 arrests, 62 summons, 5 cases of assault and beating, 3 cases of security coordination to protect the security of the occupation, 5 cases of threats and defamation, 16 raids on homes and workplaces, and 30 cases of freedoms suppression.
Yesterday, Saturday, Palestinian activists launched a campaign on social media platforms, rejecting the policy of political arrests practiced by the Palestinian Authority’s security services in the West Bank.
Activists tweeted on the hashtag #political_arrest_is_a_crime, expressing their discontent with the continued political arrests which have increased significantly in recent days.
Representatives of the European Union had recently criticized the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank for arresting dozens of political activists by its security services which had been trained and equipped by the European police.
The representative of the European Union and the heads of missions of the European Union in Jerusalem and Ramallah, and the heads of missions of Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom published a joint statement in which they considered the use of violence against human rights defenders, activists and peaceful demonstrators “unacceptable”.