Alwaght-The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) says 450 Palestinians were arrested by the Israeli regime’s forces in the month of November.
PPCS Spokesman Riyad al-Ashqar was quoted on Friday as saying that 80 underage children and 22 women were among those Palestinians detained by Israeli regime forces last month.
Most of the detentions took place in al-Quds with about 150 cases, he added.
Ashqar also stressed that the number of Palestinians sentenced to life had increased significantly in November and reached a record high of 509 people.
Almost 6,280 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli jails, 465 of them under the controversial administrative detention, according to figures provided by the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer.
Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes to voice their outrage at the administrative detention, which is a form of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months.
Palestinian prisoners complain that have been subjected to assault and torture at Israeli prisons.
More than 1,600 Palestinian prisoners participating in a 40-day hunger strike, dubbed the Freedom and Dignity Strike, which started on April 17. The strike was led by Marwan Barghouti, a jailed leader of the Palestinian Fatah movement.
The hunger strikers were demanding appropriate medical care and treatment in Israeli prisons, as well as an end to solitary confinement and the so-called administrative detention, which is a form of imprisonment without trial or charge.