Arrests of Jerusalemites by the Israelis have expanded over the past year, according to the Palestinian Center for Prisoners Studies, which captured 2,000 prisoners, including 360 young men and 82 women.

The director of the center, Riyad Al-Ashqar, stated that the percentage of Jerusalemite prisoners has identified about 42% of the number of prisoners who were arrested everywhere in the regions during 2020, and it reached 4,700 cases. Detention and affected people. And all groups of Jerusalemites who were not excluded from them are women, children, elders, actors, Islamic initiatives and a general category.
He pointed out that the Israeli occupation is using the arrest strategy against Jerusalemites as a means of comprehensive pressure to obstruct the defense of the Holy City and not face the increasing incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Many elderly people were arrested, most notably Abd al-Rahim Barbar (long ago) from Ras al-Amud, and Ali Ajaj al-Qadim (70 years old) from the Old City.

Al-Ashqar pointed out that the town of Issawiya was the largest of the areas of captivity, as the number of arrests reached (620), equivalent to 33% of the prisoners of Jerusalem, followed by the Al-Aqsa Mosque area (380) arrests. . From the Old City of Jerusalem, the cases reached (280) arrest cases and the town of Silwan, and the prisoners were added to (260) imprisonment cases, and from Shuafat (110) cases, and from al-Tur. (130) Imprisonment.

The report indicated that the month of January 2020 witnessed the largest number of arrests in Jerusalem, as the number reached about 245 cases, and the lowest in April, which gathered 90 detainees.

Al-Ashqar added that many clerics have been arrested in Jerusalem, including the head of the Supreme Islamic Committee for Preaching from Sheikh Al-Aqsa Ikrimah Sabri, and Sheikh Najeh Bikirat, Deputy Director General of Endowments and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Governor governor. Adnan Ghaith, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Fadi Al-Haddami, Director of Asir Club Nasser Qus, and Director of Sheikh Al-Aqsa Omar Al-Kiswani.

These large-scale arrests also included the deputies of the city of Jerusalem, namely Sheikh Muhammad Abu Tir (68 years), who was deported from Jerusalem for a very long time and spent more than 35 years in the occupation prisons, and MP Ahmed. on him. (55 years) spent more than 13 years in the prisons of the occupation. They were sentenced to four months in prison.

The report stated that the occupation authorities arrested the former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Khaled Ibrahim Abu Arafa (59 years), after his arrest for questioning in Ofer prison, and an official request was issued against him for a period of four months.
Al-Ashqar pointed out that the Israeli occupation increased its pressure on Al-Maqdasiyyat, as the number of detention cases among women reached 82, including 10 minors.

The Jerusalem writer, Rania Hatem, was arrested after storming her house in the town of Al-Tur and handed her over after the summons.

While Damoun Prison separated the Jerusalemite detainees, Fadwa Hamada and Jihan Hashima, in the cells of Al Jalameh prison, in harsh and turbulent conditions.
Al-Ashqar pointed out that the arrest cases between minors from Jerusalem amounted to (360) children, including (41) children under the age of fourteen, the eldest of whom is Moaz Uwiwi. (10 years) in the town of Issawiya.

Among the detainees, 3 young men from Abu Dis town were wounded by live bullets 20 days before their capture.