Nearly 500 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces since US President Decision on Jerusalem

The total number of Palestinians detained by Israeli forces since the beginning of the protests that followed US President’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was 490, including 148 minors and 11 women, according to official Palestinian and Israeli sources, Ma’an News Agency reported. Israeli military raids into Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps are a near daily occurrence. Prisoners rights group Addameer recorded 6,198 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of October. The group has estimated that some 40 percent of Palestinian men will be detained by Israel at some point in their lives.
US President announced early December that Washington would be recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, stressing that the United States would relocate the embassy in the occupied lands from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. The move was hailed by Israel but condemned by the rest of the international community as one which undermines the peace talks.
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