Despite the ceasefire, Israel continues to arrest Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
According to the agreement between the Palestinian Resistance and Israel, a four-day ceasefire in Gaza began last Friday and was supposed to end last Monday. Before the expiry of this period, it was announced that the ceasefire would be extended for two more days.
Under the terms of the agreement, Israel released 150 Palestinian prisoners in the first 4 days of the ceasefire. Among them 117 children and 33 women.
At the same time, Palestinian Resistance released 69 hostages. Among them, 51 are Israelis, and 18 are citizens of other countries.
The non-governmental organization Palestine Prisoners Society represents Palestinians imprisoned by Israel. According to the organization, Israel arrested at least 133 Palestinians from East Jerusalem and the West Bank in the first four days of the ceasefire.
Society spokesperson Amani Saranneh told Al-Jazeera that arrests of Palestinians will not stop as long as the Israeli occupation continues. The world must understand this. Because it is a central policy of the occupiers against the Palestinians. This is a strategy to prevent any Palestinian resistance.
Amani also said that Israel has not been arresting Palestinians since October 7. Arresting Palestinians is a daily routine in Israel. They expected more Palestinians to be arrested in the first four days of the ceasefire.
Israeli Occupation Force started indiscriminate bombardment by blocking Gaza from October 7. They are also conducting ground operations in Gaza.
Israeli attacks in the besieged Gaza Strip have killed about 15,000 Palestinians, most of them civilians. More than 6,000 Palestinians were among them were children.
The ceasefire came into effect after 51 days of continuous Israeli attacks on Gaza. The ceasefire was brokered by Qatar, Egypt, and the United States.
Under the terms of the cease-fire, Israel will not attack Gaza. In addition, the Palestinian Resistance and Israel will exchange hostages.