Arrests, imprisonment and torture
To read the relevant Articles in international humanitarian
law applying to
arrests, prisoners rights and
torture click on the blue links.
to 1988 more than
600,000 Palestinians have been held in Israeli jail for periods ranging
from one week to life.
During the first intifada
(1987-1994), Israel arrested some 175,000 Palestinians.
According to the Israeli
Human Rights Organization B’tselem, 2,755 Palestinians were by 3
2002 detained or imprisoned by IDF and 1,306 were detained or imprisoned by Israeli Prisons Service (does not
include Palestinians held by Israel Police Force).
According to B’Tselem some
85% of Palestinian detainees have been tortured during interrogation.
[Last updated 4 October 2002]