Jan 01 2018
Israeli army abducted 6,742 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in 2017, including more than 1,400 children, Palestinian rights report revealed on Sunday.
In a joint report, a number of Palestinian human rights groups said the abductions in 2017 included 1,467 children, 156 women, 14 MPs and 25 journalists.
As of Sunday, there are 6,950 Palestinian prisoners, including 359 children, 22 journalists and 10 MPs, as well as 450 under administrative detention in Israeli prisons, the report said.
Under the policy of administrative detentions, prisoners can be held without trial for renewable periods ranging from six months to a year.
Israeli occupation forces frequently raid Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and abduct Palestinian citizens, claiming they are "wanted" by Israel.
The report also said 2,436 Palestinians, one third of whom are children, have been abducted in occupied Jerusalem.
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