With "Palestinian Prisoners' Day" on April 17, the Association for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners, the Prisoners Club, and the Central Statistics Office provided statistics on the number of security-related prisoners sitting in Israeli jails.
According to the statistics, Israeli jails house 6,500 security-related prisoners, among them 57 women and 300 minors.
Since September 28, 2000, when the Second Intifada began, nearly 100,000 Palestinian Arabs were arrested, among them 1,500 minors and 70 Palestinian Authority officials and former officials. In addition, 27,000 administrative detention orders were issued.
All of these prisoners were involved in terror attacks, either directly murdering innocent civilians, attempting to murder innocent civilians, or aiding and abetting direct murderers, their number a testament to the unchanged desire of Palestinian Arabs to kill Israeli Jews and to their undying hope of wiping Israel off the map..
44 of the prisoners have spent more than 20 years in jail, and 29 of those were arrested before the Oslo Accords, now adimttedly a failure, were signed in 1993. Nearly 500 prisoners are under administrative arrest. Arab organizations claim 210 terrorists died during their stay in Israeli jails.
The Palestinian Authority pays a monthly salary to terrorists. This salary rises with each year the terrorists spend in jail and is in proportion to the violence of the crime. The terrorists also receive a grant from the PA upon their release from prison.
In 2014, then-Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich was given a freer hand to impose "harsh" conditions on jailed Hamas terrorists in a Security Cabinet decision. Later, it was divulged that those "harsh" conditions meant no more watching the World Cup on TV or shopping at the jail's canteen.
Terrorists once could pursue an academic degree during their terms in Israeli prisons. Although this is now against the law, academic studies have continued. In 2011, it was revealed that the terrorist prisoners' favorite course is "Genocide."