Year-end report: Israeli occupation arrests over 5,500 Palestinians in 2019Samidoun 30 Dec — The following report was issued on 30 December 2019 by Palestinian prisoners’ institutions and associations… In 2019, Israeli occupation forces arrested over 5,500 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territories; among them were 889 children and at least 128 women. The Palestinian prisoners’ and human rights institutions, Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, indicate that the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in occupation prisons to the current date is approximately 5000, including 40 women, approximately 200 child detainees and 450 Palestinians held in administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. The following report aims to shed light on the reality of prisoners in the occupation prisons as well as the most prominent repressive acts exercised against them by the occupation authorities in 2019. Torture is an ongoing policy of the occupation against Palestinian prisoners During 2019, Israeli occupation forces continued to use torture as a tool of revenge and co...