The Prisoner’s Club said that the occupation forces have arrested more than (5,000) citizens since the beginning of this year, including (83) women and (678) children, while the number of administrative detention orders since the beginning of this year reached ( 2350 orders, including (1245) new orders and (1105) renewal orders.
The Prisoner’s Club confirmed that the occupation forces continued to carry out their crimes and violations through a set of fixed and systematic policies against detainees and their families. In addition to the operations of abuse and attacks in all its forms through the use of all types of weapons, they escalated the targeting of the families of prisoners and martyrs, through the crime of (collective punishment). ), which today constitute the most prominent crimes pursued by the Israeli occupation authorities, and used on a large scale, in the context of the occupation’s ongoing attempts to impose more control and oversight.
The Prisoner’s Club pointed out that the crime of (collective punishment) takes several levels, and may extend to the level of a town, camp, or city, in addition to targeting the families of resistance fighters, intimidating them, threatening them, and arresting them, especially since the numbers of those persecuted have increased, with the escalation of the current state of struggle against the occupation.
The Prisoners’ Club added that, in addition to the crime of (collective punishment), the occupation continues to carry out the crime of field executions and shooting detainees and their families, and this is reflected in the increase in the number of martyrs and wounded, whether those who were injured before arrest or during arrest.
The Prisoners’ Club points out, in its statement, that sabotage operations inside the homes of detainees and their families have escalated significantly. According to the testimonies of families, the extent of material losses in homes is very large, as the occupation forces deliberately carry out widespread sabotage operations, with the aim of revenge, which also falls within the context of the crime (collective punishment).
The crime of administrative detention remained the most prominent evidence of the occupation’s continuous attempt to undermine any escalating state of struggle, as the occupation authorities continued to issue hundreds of administrative detention orders, the number of which reached (2,350) orders, the highest of which was last July, when the number reached 370 orders, followed by last month. August with 362 orders, and these numbers in orders have not been seen since the years of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, which affected all groups, including women, children, the elderly, the sick, and the wounded. It also targeted relatives of prisoners and martyrs, and the most targeted group remained the freed prisoners.
It is noteworthy that the case of the administrative detainees on hunger strike, Kayed Al-Fafsous and Sultan Khalouf, who have been on strike in rejection of their administrative detention for 40 days, are among those who have been targeted many times through arrest operations and administrative detention, and they also went on hunger strikes previously
Source: Maan News Agency