3,874 Palestinians were arrested in 2013, reported the ministry of prisoners in the West Bank. The Palestinians arrested included all social sectors, women, men, children, elders, parliamentarians and others.

An average of 323 Palestinians were arrested each month and 11 each day, an arrest rate one percent higher than 2012, and 17% higher than 2011.

3,799 Palestinians were arrested from the West Bank and 75 from the Gaza Strip. Palestinians arrested from Gaza included fishers whose boats were attacked at sea by Israeli gunships and people attempting to accompany patients for treatment through Erez crossing. As of December 2013, 4996 Palestinian political prisoners were held in Israeli jails, as reported by Addameer.