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March Records 539 New Arrest by IOF

Jerusalem24 – Prisoners’ institutes confirmed today, Wednesday, that Israeli occupation forces have arrested 539 Palestinians during the month of March, 62 are children, and 19 are women.

The joint report published by (The Commission for prisoners and ex-prisoners, the Prisoners Club, Addamir, and Alhilweh Information Center- Jerusalem) said that 4450 Palestinian prisoners are in Israeli Prisons, of whom are 32 female prisoners, 160 minors, 530 administrative detainees.

The highest arrests number was during March, in Jerusalem; 163 arrest cases, 43 were children and minors.

In March only, 195 Administrative detention orders were recorded, 107 were new, 88 were renewed.

The report pointed out that the month of March witnessed a significant increase in the number of sick prisoners, including the registration of cancer and tumors.

The most prominent of these cases was the detainee Abdel Baset Maatan, who has cancer, and who recently suffers from aches in various parts of his body, and breathing problems, and there is a possibility of cancer cells spreading to other parts of his body.

Also, the prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid, who is considered a chronic disease, was found to suffer from the spread of a cancerous tumor again in the left lung, in addition to the fact that the site of the tumor surrounds the main blood arteries and the heart area.

In addition, the prisoner, Iyad Nazir Omar, underwent an operation to remove a tumor from his brain, but his health condition did not improve, but rather worsened, only to find that he suffers from a tumor other than the one that was removed

 

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 5+ years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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