Palestinian prisoner numbers reach record high

The number of Palestinians in Israeli jails topped 6,000 people at the end of January 2016, with at least 10% of them in ‘administrative detention’. There are constant hunger strikes by prisoner fighting for better conditions or their freedom. These increasing arrests have to be seen in light of the continuing Occupation of Palestinian lands, with more land stolen in recent days. In addition, the Israeli military continues to target civilians, producing an ever increasing number of wounded and dead.