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Rights groups: 142 women imprisoned during Israel’s Gaza offensive, including infants

Sunday 10-December-2023


Israel has imprisoned at least 142 women and girls from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said in a joint statement with the Palestinian Prisoners Society.

Some of the detainees were infants and elderly women, the joint statement said.

The women and children, arrested during Israel’s ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, are being held at the Damon and Hasharon prisons, the statement detailed.

The rights groups earlier denounced Israel’s policy of enforced disappearance of Gaza detainees.

The organizations said that testimonies collected from Palestinian prisoners who have recently been released from Israeli detention, specifically from Ofer Prison, and who were detained in sections close to where Palestinians from Gaza were held, confirmed that “the Israeli forces and prison guards are committing horrific and atrocious crimes against them, in secret.”

Israeli prison authorities earlier declared that 260 detainees from the Gaza Strip are currently held in Israeli jails.

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