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Friday, 18 May 2012

Israel Arrests 800,000 Palestinians Since 1948

It is a frightening statistic that one in four Palestinians under Occupation have been arrested and imprisoned.

Gaza, May 12 (Petra)--Israel has arrested and imprisoned around 800,000 Palestinians since 1948 including children, according to Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs Abdul Nasser Farwaneh.

He added in a statistical report released today that the Israeli occupation forces adopted the policy of arrest on a daily basis to humiliate Palestinians, noting that Israel used some of them as human shields and executed many of them.

Director of Palestinian Statistics Department said the period between 1948-1967 was the worst for Palestinian and Arab prisoners as there were random arrests and collective detention.

The Palestinians prisoners had been exposed to severe torture and abuse as they were deprived of minimum rights guaranteed to prisoners of war and conflicts by international conventions.

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12/5/2012 - 11:09:01 AM

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