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357 Palestinians Were Killed in 2021, Including 90-Year-Old Man

357 Palestinians Were Killed in 2021, Including 90-Year-Old Man

Sunday, 2 January, 2022 - 08:15
A Palestinian woman cries while Israeli vehicles demolish her house in Hebron in the West Bank on December 28 (AFP)

Israeli forces have killed 357 Palestinians in 2021, according to recent official figures. The National Assembly for Martyrs of Palestine Families issued a report showing that around 19 percent of those killed were women, which is the highest figure in the history of the Israeli regime's crimes and acts of violation after its occupation of Palestinian land in 1948.

The report said 22 percent of those martyred were children, a total of 79 victims.

The eldest victim is Amin Mohammed Hamad Al-Qulaq (90 years), from Gaza, who was killed during the war on Gaza in May.

Secretary-general of the National Assembly for Martyrs of Palestine Families Mohammed Sbeihat said that the soldiers are receiving instructions from the political and military leaderships to kill unarmed Palestinians regardless of their gender or age.

The Israeli army killed 357 Palestinians, including 100 in the West Bank and 257 in Gaza. Among the victims, 286 were killed in May during the Israeli aggression on Gaza, according to the report.

In the same context, a group of Palestinian institutions said Friday, that the Israeli army arrested nearly 8,000 Palestinians in 2021, including more than 1,300 minors and 184 women.

The institutions include the Commission of Detainees Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner Society, ADDAMEER (Arabic for conscience) Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Wadi Hilweh Information Center.

In their joint report, they revealed that the number of prisoners and detainees in the prisons of the occupation, until the end of December 2021, amounted to about 4,600 prisoners, including 34 female prisoners and a minor girl.

The number of children and minor detainees was about 160, and the number of administrative detainees was about 500, while the number of detainees from the Palestinian Legislative Council was almost 9.

Moreover, the number of sick prisoners reached nearly 600, four of whom had cancer, and at least 14 prisoners had tumors of varying degrees, including Fouad Al-Shobaki (81 years), who is the oldest prisoner.

The report stated that the number of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment reached 547.

The Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) further revealed that the occupation continues to keep hold of 10 journalists in its prisons. A total of 384 Israeli violations against journalists working in the occupied Palestinian Territory were registered in 2021.

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