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Over 3000 Palestinians Detained by Israel Amid Escalating Tensions

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Mazhar Abbas
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Over 3000 Palestinians Detained by Israel Amid Escalating Tensions

In a significant development, the Palestinian Prisoner's Club has reported the detention of more than 3000 Palestinians by Israel since October 7th. This announcement underscores the escalating tensions in the region and raises further concerns about the treatment of Palestinians.

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The Detention and Exchange of Prisoners

In a recent display of diplomatic negotiation, Hamas released 24 hostages held captive in Gaza for weeks, while Israel reciprocated by freeing 39 Palestinians from imprisonment. This exchange marked the initial phase of a swap under a four-day ceasefire agreement. The deal includes the release of 50 hostages by Gaza militants in exchange for 150 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel.

On the first day of this ceasefire deal, thousands of Palestinians assembled at an Israeli checkpoint north of Jerusalem, adjacent to the infamous Ofer military prison, holding onto hope for the return of their imprisoned loved ones. As part of the agreement, 39 Palestinian women and children detained on various charges were set free.

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The Ceasefire and Its Implications

The ceasefire deal, mediated by Qatar, brought temporary relief to the families of Palestinian detainees. However, it also came with a tinge of sadness, knowing that the conflict would likely resume in Gaza once the four-day truce ended. The accord further saw the release of 13 Israeli hostages in exchange for the safe return of 13 Israelis held hostage in the Gaza Strip since last month's Hamas attacks.

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As the temporary truce enters its second day, there is hope for more hostage releases. On Friday, 24 hostages were freed in exchange for 39 Palestinians detained in Israel. Meanwhile, thousands are expected to partake in pro-Palestinian protests in London.

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Persistent Human Rights Concerns

The issue of Palestinian detainees remains a persistent point of contention. Reports such as these highlight human rights concerns expressed by various organizations and the international community. As of now, approximately 8300 Palestinian prisoners are held in Israeli jails. The Palestinian Prisoner's Club urges viewers to follow a live broadcast link for updates on the situation.

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