Statistics on Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in the Prisons of the Israeli Occupation

Statistics on Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in the Prisons of the Israeli Occupation

4,500) male and female prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons. They are distributed over about 21 prisons, detention centers and arrest centers. Prisoners are including:

(41) female captive

(155) children

(360) administrative detainees

(6) Former Parliament members

(700) male and female prisoners suffer from various diseases, among them (400) prisoners need urgent treatment, and among them are tens of people with special needs, cancer patients, heart patients and the elderly. The eldest of them is the prisoner Fuad Al-Shobaki "Abu Hazem" who is over eighty years old.

Approximately (86%) of the total number of prisoners and detainees are from the West Bank governorates, (6%) from Gaza Strip, and the rest from Jerusalem and the (1948) territories.

Old Captives

(50) Palestinian prisoners, arrested more than 20 years ago. Among them:

(29) Prisoners, detained for more than 25 years.

(26) Prisoners detained since before the "Oslo" Accords 1992 and the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).

(14) Prisoners, detained for more than 30 years continuously, the oldest of them is

Karim and Maher Younis, who have been detained since 6th of January 1983.

- In addition to that, there are dozens of those who were released in the (Shalit Deal) in 2011, and were re-arrested in 2014, and the previous sentences of the Israeli occupation were applied to them again. They have spent 20 years and more in the occupation prisons, most notably the captive “Nael Barghouti”, who spent (40) years on two terms, and is still in prison.

Martyrs of the Captive Movement

- (224) Martyred Prisoners died in the Israeli occupation prisons since 1967, due to torture and medical negligence, or because of premeditated murder and shooting at them while they are inside the prison. And hundreds of others who died directly after their release from prison due to diseases they (inherited) collected from prisons, because of torture and medical neglect they were subjected to during their imprisonment. In addition to the detention of the bodies of the martyrs.

- The Israeli occupation authorities are still holding (6) bodies of prisoners who died martyrs in its prisons at different times. The martyrs are: Anis Doula, who was martyred in Ashkelon prison in 1980, Aziz Uweissat, who was martyred in 2018, Faris Baroud, Nasar Taqatqa and Bassam Al-Sayeh, the three of them were martyred in the past year 2019, and Saadi Gharabli, who was killed in early July 2020.

- Prisoners’ conditions are extremely difficult, and their conditions of detention are harsh and worsening day after day, in light of the high frequency of repression, the cruelty of the jailer, ill-treatment, the outbreak of Coronavirus among the jailers, the absence of preventive measures, the low level of safety measures, and the continued Israeli disdain for the prisoners lives and health conditions. In addition to the Israeli official announcement of the infection of many prisoners, such as: Kamal Abu Wa’ar, Abdullah Shawka, Nabil Al-Sharbati, Na’im Turki, Mahmoud al-Ghaliz, which exacerbates their suffering, and raises the degree of anxiety and tension for them and their families.

- Asking the Red Cross and the World Health Organization to send a neutral international medical delegation to visit prisons, closely examine the reality of health conditions and the measures taken or must be taken, provide the necessary and appropriate treatment for sick prisoners, and conduct "COVID-19" tests for all prisoners in light of the true constant Palestinian questioning of the Israeli narrative.

- Demanding to provide protection for all prisoners from the risk of death or disease, and to ensure that all preventive and safety measures are taken, to provide sterilization and hygiene materials, and appropriate food to protect them from the risk of infection of "COVID-19", in light of the spread of the virus and the increasing number of infected jailers, and many Prisoners, and the high degree of concern for the prisoners, and the continued suspension of visiting the majority of prisoners, in addition to the absence of alternative communication mechanisms between the prisoners and their families.