Israeli forces have killed seven Palestinians and detained 375 others in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in April, a Palestinian NGO said today.
“Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians and arrested 375 in April,” the Ahrar Centre for Prisoner Studies and Human Rights said in a statement.
The NGO said that 113 Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces in East Jerusalem, 86 in Hebron, 54 in Nablus, 40 in Bethlehem and 29 in Ramallah.
According to the statement, Israeli forces also detained 26 Palestinians in Jenin, 11 in Qalqiliya, four in Tulkarem and one in Salfit.
The NGO said that Israeli forces also detained 11 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, including ten while trying to cross the border into Israel.
According to the statement, 55 children and 19 women were among those detained by Israeli forces in April.
Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem to arrest local Palestinians on claims of being “wanted” by Israeli security agencies.
Over 6,500 Palestinians are currently languishing in prisons throughout Israel, according to official Palestinian figures.