In the West Bank, the Israeli occupation forces have intensified their daily arrest campaign, resulting in the detention of 40 Palestinians, including two girls and former prisoners, as reported by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Authority on November 29th.
The news comes barely 24 hours after the announcement of a two day extension of the present ceasefire and prisoner swap, with the West Bank arrests – plus the killing of two children in Jenin – making a mockery of the deal.
The targeted arrests were primarily concentrated in the governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem. Additional operations were carried out in the governorates of Jericho, Qalqilya, and Tubas.
Across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, routine raids and incursions into villages and towns by Israeli forces persist. These actions are often accompanied by confrontations, arrests, as well as the deployment of live and rubber bullets, and toxic tear gas bombs against Palestinian youth.
The cumulative number of detainees has now reached “3,365 Palestinians” since October 7.
Israel currently holds 5,100 Palestinians in its prisons, a demographic that includes 33 female prisoners, 165 children, and over 1,200 administrative detainees, as of the end of July.
The frequency of these mass arrest campaigns has heightened concurrently with the unprecedented and ongoing Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip since October 7. This aggression has resulted in the tragic loss and injury of thousands of unarmed civilians, with a significant number being children and women.
Palestinian Prisoners’ Authority