Political Prisoners in Israel/Palestine

Up to 0 Israelis are possibly being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 7,000 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.

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“Since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory in 1967, more than 800,000 Palestinians have been detained under Israeli military orders in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). This number constitutes approximately 20 percent of the total Palestinian population in the oPt and as much as 40 percent of the total male Palestinian population… 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested since 2000.”

Addameer

Source: Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association statistics page. As of April of 2016, there are 7,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 750 administrative detainees, 70 women, and 438 children.

Breakdown of Palestinian Prisoners

Type of Prisoner Number of Prisoners
Total Number of Political Prisoners 7000
Administrative Detainees 750
Female prisoners 70
Child prisoners 438
Palestinian Legislative Council members 6
East Jerusalem prisoners 450
1948 Territories prisoners 70
Gaza prisoners 343
Prisoners serving life sentences 458
Prisoners serving a sentence above 20 years 473
Prisoners serving more than 20 years 30
Prisoners serving more than 25 years 15
Prisoners before Oslo 30
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Organizations

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Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association

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