Report: 72 Palestinians killed by Israel in October

Image of 17-year-old Bayan al-Esseili, killed in Hebron after allegedly attacking an Israeli Border Police officer on October 17th

Image of 17-year-old Bayan al-Esseili, killed in Hebron after allegedly attacking an Israeli Border Police officer on October 17th

As many as 72 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip and within Israel since the outbreak of the Jerusalem Intifada on 1 October, the Ahrar Centre for Prisoners and Human Rights said.

The centre released its report in a press conference on Sunday which revealed that 24 per cent of those killed, 17 people, were children or minors while a further five were women. Continue reading

Israeli Soldiers Kidnapped 292 Palestinians In October

November 01, 2012

by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News

The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped 292 Palestinians in October from different parts of the West Bank, including 26 children.

Fuad al-Khuffash, head of the Ahrar Center, stated that nine of the kidnapped Palestinian are from the Gaza Strip, while the rest (283) were kidnapped from their homes, and on roadblocks, in different parts of the West Bank.

The Center said that Jerusalem witnessed the highest leveled of arrests as the army kidnapped 103 Palestinians, including seven children, five women, and five journalists.

Hebron comes next in the highest number of arrests, as the soldiers kidnapped 70 residents, including 9 children and three women, including the Noura Al-Ja’bary, the wife of detainee Mohammad Abu Warda.

Al-Khuffash stated that, compared to September, October witnessed an increase in the number of arrests carried out by the Israeli army, as the soldiers kidnapped 292 Palestinians compared to 246 in September.

Israeli soldiers conduct invasions and arrests on a daily basis in the occupied Palestinian territory, number of arrests vary from day to day.

These arrests include breaking into Palestinian homes causing extensive damage, harassing and assaulting family members of the detainees.

It is worth mentioning that the army killed fifteen Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in October, in repeated Israeli air strikes and bombardments.

Link: The Ahrar Center

Source: http://www.imemc.org/article/64488