“Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian
territories in 1967, over 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by
Israel. This forms approximately 20% of the total Palestinian
population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).”
Source: Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Addameer Monthly Detention Report. As of September 1, 2013, there were 5,007 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 137 administrative detainees, 12 women, and 180 children.
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