Arrests, detentions and kidnappings

La Administrative detention (AD) is a procedure that allows Israeli occupation forces to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial. Currently, more than 9,000 Palestinians are in Israeli prisons, 200 of whom are minors. 70 are female prisoners, 18 are members of the Palestinian Legislative Council and 561 are serving life sentences 8. Palestinian human rights organisations have reported numerous cases of torture, solitary confinement and medical negligence. Recently, the United Nations 9 reported that Palestinian women and girls in detention have also been subjected to multiple forms of sexual assault, such as being stripped naked and searched by male Israeli army officers. At least two female Palestinian detainees were reportedly raped while others were reportedly threatened with rape and sexual violence.
As of 6 February 2024, and according to the documentation of JLAC, the Israeli occupying authorities are withholding the bodies of 205 Palestinian residents of the West Bank, including 26 children, two women and 17 prisoners or detainees; indefinitely depriving them of dignified burial.7