Political Prisoners in Israel/Palestine

0 Israelis are possibly being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 6,200 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 June 2016, there are 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 490 administrative detainees, 56 women, and 300 children.

Breakdown of Palestinian Prisoners

Type of Prisoner Number of Prisoners
Total Number of Political Prisoners 6200
Administrative Detainees 490
Child prisoners 300
Female prisoners 56
Palestinian Legislative Council members 12
East Jerusalem prisoners 400
1948 Territories prisoners 70
Gaza prisoners 330
Prisoners serving life sentences 458
Prisoners serving a sentence above 20 years 459
Prisoners serving more than 20 years 40
Prisoners serving more than 25 years 17
Prisoners before Oslo 30
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Organizations

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