Israeli Incarceration Figures Reveal Eruption in Arrest Rates, Legal Proceedings Over 17 Years

From 1998 to 2015, annual arrests rose from 38,000 to 62,000, while remands in police custody until end of legal proceedings soared from 6,000 to 20,000, says public defender’s report.

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Strip searches of suspects by police are on the rise, according to the Public Defender’s Office annual report, as is legal action brought against people for minor crimes or offenses committed due to poverty...