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The occupation arrests 26 Palestinian citizens from the West Bank

Ramallah (UNA/WAFA) - From yesterday evening until Monday morning, the Israeli occupation forces arrested at least 26 Palestinian citizens from the West Bank, including former prisoners..

The Prisoners' Club and the Prisoners' and Ex-Prisoners' Affairs Authority said in a joint statement that the arrest operations were concentrated in the governorates of Hebron, which affected 21 Palestinian citizens, including prisoners who were recently released and re-arrested by the occupation, and Ramallah and Al-Bireh, accompanied by widespread raids and abuse, and severe beatings, in addition to operations. Extensive vandalism and destruction of citizens' homes.

The statement added that the occupation forces stormed and searched the home of the family of prisoner Islam Hamed in the town of Silwad. He has been detained since 2015 and sentenced to 21 years in prison, as part of the “collective punishment” policy that the occupation uses against prisoners and their families..

The statement indicated that the total number of arrests after October 8800 amounted to about XNUMX, and this total includes those who were arrested from homes, through military checkpoints, those who were forced to surrender themselves under pressure, and those who were held hostage..

The statement pointed out that these arrest campaigns constitute the most prominent consistent and systematic policies used by the occupation forces, and they are also one of the most prominent tools of the “collective punishment” policy, which also constitutes a central tool for the occupation in targeting Palestinian citizens, in light of the comprehensive aggression against our people and the ongoing genocide in Gaza, after October 7th.

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