המוקד להגנת הפרט
4,406 "Security" Inmates are Held in Prisons inside Israel



4406 "Security" Inmates are Held in Prisons inside Israel

As of November 2021 Israel holds 4,406 Palestinian "security" inmates, consisting of 2,493 sentenced prisoners, 1,431 remand detainees, 482 administrative detainees held without trial.

While imprisonment inherently restricts a person's liberty, prisoners and detainees retain all their fundamental rights. The conditions of "security" inmates differ from "regular" inmates. Israel's treatment of security inmates violates their rights to equality, dignity, family life, education, and more, in contravention of international law.

The overwhelming majority of security inmates are Palestinians from the Occupied Territories. Holding prisoners and detainees from the OPT inside Israel constitutes a blatant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, prohibiting the transfer of prisoners and detainees outside the occupied territory, and also violates basic human rights enshrined, inter alia, in Israeli law.

The data was provided by the Israel Prison Service (IPS), and includes all "security inmates" in prisons under the IPS jurisdiction, including the Ofer Prison, situated in the West Bank. Note: Prior to 2018, this data included a handful of Jewish "security" prisoners, such as Yigal Amir.
As of November 2021 Israel holds 4,406 Palestinian "security" inmates, consisting of 2,493 sentenced prisoners, 1,431 remand detainees, 482 administrative detainees held without trial.

While imprisonment inherently restricts a person's liberty, prisoners and detainees retain all their fundamental rights. The conditions of "security" inmates differ from "regular" inmates. Israel's treatment of security inmates violates their rights to equality, dignity, family life, education, and more, in contravention of international law.

The overwhelming majority of security inmates are Palestinians from the Occupied Territories. Holding prisoners and detainees from the OPT inside Israel constitutes a blatant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, prohibiting the transfer of prisoners and detainees outside the occupied territory, and also violates basic human rights enshrined, inter alia, in Israeli law.

The data was provided by the Israel Prison Service (IPS), and includes all "security inmates" in prisons under the IPS jurisdiction, including the Ofer Prison, situated in the West Bank. Note: Prior to 2018, this data included a handful of Jewish "security" prisoners, such as Yigal Amir.
print
share
May 2008 November 2021
May 2008
November 2021
0
2,000
4,000
6,000
8,000
5/08
6/08
7/08
8/08
9/08
10/08
11/08
12/08
1/09
2/09
3/09
4/09
5/09
6/09
7/09
8/09
9/09
10/09
11/09
12/09
1/10
2/10
3/10
5/10
6/10
7/10
8/10
9/10
10/10
11/10
12/10
1/11
2/11
3/11
4/11
5/11
6/11
7/11
8/11
9/11
10/11
11/11
12/11
1/12
2/12
3/12
4/12
6/12
7/12
8/12
9/12
10/12
11/12
12/12
1/13
2/13
3/13
4/13
5/13
6/13
7/13
8/13
9/13
10/13
11/13
12/13
1/14
2/14
3/14
4/14
5/14
6/14
7/14
8/14
9/14
10/14
11/14
12/14
1/15
2/15
3/15
4/15
5/15
6/15
7/15
8/15
9/15
10/15
11/15
12/15
1/16
2/16
3/16
4/16
5/16
6/16
7/16
8/16
9/16
10/16
11/16
12/16
1/17
2/17
3/17
4/17
5/17
6/17
7/17
8/17
9/17
10/17
11/17
12/17
1/18
2/18
3/18
4/18
5/18
6/18
7/18
8/18
9/18
10/18
11/18
12/18
1/19
2/19
3/19
4/19
5/19
6/19
7/19
8/19
9/19
10/19
11/19
12/19
1/20
2/20
3/20
4/20
5/20
6/20
7/20
8/20
9/20
10/20
11/20
12/20
1/21
2/21
3/21
4/21
8/21
9/21
10/21
11/21