6,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons at the end of 2017

Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs summarized 2017”
       “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs published its annual report, which documents the occupation state’s arrests and violations, and its crimes against the male and female prisoners held in its prisons in 2017…
At the end of 2017 the number of prisoners reached 6,500 prisoners in the Israeli prisons, which are divided among approximately 22 prisons and detention centers… [The prisoners include] approximately 350 children, including nine minors; 58 young women and women; 22 journalists; [and] 450 administrative detainees… The great majority of the prisoners are from the West Bank, who constitute approximately 84.8%; approximately 10% are from Jerusalem, and 5.2% are from the Gaza Strip.
The veterans: 46 prisoners who have spent over 20 consecutive years since their arrest, including 23 prisoners who have served more than 25 years, 10 of whom have served over 30 years. The most veteran among them are prisoners Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist cousins who murdered an Israeli together), who have been imprisoned for the past 35 years. Among the 46 veteran prisoners, 29 have been imprisoned since before the Oslo Accords, and were supposed to be released as part of the fourth batch in March 2014 (see note below –Ed.).”

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