Palestine

‘7,500 Palestinians kept in Israeli prisons’

palestineprisioner-300x202 More than 7,500 Palestinians are being held in Israeli prisons, a report by the Palestinian Authority’s ministry of prisoners’ affairs has said. The ministry published the number of the Palestinian detainees at the end of 2009. According to the ministry, the Palestinian detainees include 310 children.   The ministry further added that over 300 others have also been jailed without trial. Several Palestinian parliamentarians and political leaders, mostly from the Hamas Movement, are among the prisoners. According to the ministry, about 200 Palestinians have so far lost their lives in Israeli custody since 1967

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