RAMALLAH: The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said today that the number of administrative detainees in Israeli occupation prisons reached 3,484 at the end of January, including at least 40 children and 11 women.
In a statement, PPS highlighted the significant increase in the number of administrative detainees, explaining that this number was not recorded even in the years of the first intifada that broke out in 1987.
The statement indicates that the occupation authorities have issued more than 3,400 administrative detention orders, including new and renewed orders, since the beginning of its comprehensive aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on October 7 of last year.
It added that November recorded the highest rate in the issuance of administrative detention orders, amounting to 1,120 orders.
According to the statement, the number of administrative detainees reached 3,484 at the end of January, noting that most of them were detained after October 7 of last y
The statement said the occupation targeted all groups, including children, women, activists and journalists, noting that the number of detainees before October 7 reached approximately 1,320 detainees.
It explained that the number of children in administrative detention reached at least 40, the number of females reached 11, and the number of journalists who were transferred to administrative detention reached 21, including a female journalist.
PPS said that the Israeli occupation authorities use the policy of arbitrary administrative detention as a policy of oppression and control against the Palestinians, stating that the occupation uses the pretext of secret evidence to place Palestinians under administrative detention.
Source: Palestine news and Information Agency – WAFA