GAZA, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) escalated their arrest campaigns in lines of Palestinian citizens since the start of 2012 and rounded up around 900 including children, women, lawmakers, and liberated prisoners.

The statistics report prepared by the human rights activist Abdulnasser Farwana and published on Saturday said that the figures cover the period between 1st January and 23rd March.

He said that the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails had increased to 4700 other than dozens of Arab captives mainly from Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

Farwana pointed out that the prisoners include 185 children, 27 elected MPs topped by speaker Dr. Aziz Dweik, three former ministers, nine ladies, and 320 held under administrative detention orders, without trial or charge.