Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Over 6,000 Palestinians now in Israeli jails, with 830 arrested since June 12th.

Over 830 Palestinians from the West Bank, Jerusalem and Occupied Palestine ’48 have been imprisoned in mass arrests and raids since June 12, reported the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society on Monday, after 56 were arrested overnight in the West Bank. There are now over 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, noted researcher Abdel Nasser Ferwana.

This came amid ongoing attacks from occupation forces, who bombed Gaza in a series of airstrikes, killing nine people: Ibrahim al-Bal’aawy, 24; Abdul-Rahman al-Zamili, 22; Mustafa Abu Morr, 22; his twin brother Khaled Abu Morr, 22; Yousef Sharaf Ghannam, 22; Joma’a Abu Shallouf, 24; Ibrahim Abdeen; Mazen al-Jedya, 33; and Marwan Salim, 23.

An Israeli colonist ran over three Palestinian workers with his car near Haifa on July 6, killing two instantly: Zahi Abu Hamed of Qalqilya and Anwar al-Satel of Yafa.

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