Over 6,000 Palestinian prisoners now in Israeli jails, 830 arrested since June 12

raidsOver 830 Palestinians from the West Bank, Jerusalem and Occupied Palestine ’48 have been imprisoned in mass arrests and raids since June 12, reported the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society on Monday, after 56 were arrested overnight in the West Bank. There are now over 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, noted researcher Abdel Nasser Ferwana.

This came amid ongoing attacks from occupation forces, who bombed Gaza in a series of airstrikes, killing nine people: Ibrahim al-Bal’aawy, 24; Abdul-Rahman al-Zamili, 22; Mustafa Abu Morr, 22; his twin brother Khaled Abu Morr, 22; Yousef Sharaf Ghannam, 22; Joma’a Abu Shallouf, 24; Ibrahim Abdeen; Mazen al-Jedya, 33; and Marwan Salim, 23.

An Israeli colonist ran over three Palestinian workers with his car near Haifa on July 6, killing two instantly: Zahi Abu Hamed of Qalqilya and Anwar al-Satel of Yafa.

Occupation attacks and invasions in Palestinian cities continued; 20 Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets in al-Arroub refugee camp and several were injured early on July 7 when soldiers invaded their homes. Several Palestinians were shot in Tulkarem and al-Khalil with live ammunition in occupation forces’ violent raids.

Mufid al-Hajj, lawyer for the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, said that the detention of Karim Abu Khdeir, Fathi al-Shawish, and Ammar Abu Hussein was extended for a second time to July 9.

The detention of two minors, Mahmoud Abu Khdeir and Muhammad Abu Nea, was extended until July 8.

Meanwhile, Israeli authorities extended the detention of Ahmad Salhab, Nasser Abu Subeih, Khaled Abu Snineh, Alaa Abu Laban, and Shafe Salhab for a third time until July 9.

Mahmoud Abu Rmeileh was sentenced to house arrest for 10 days, prevented from entering the Shufat neighborhood for 30 days, and fined 5000 shekels ($1,461).