The Israeli regime has arrested nearly 15,000 Palestinian women since 1967, a report by a Palestinian organization said ahead of International Women’s Day which is marked on March 8.

The Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs says there are 56 women and girls held by the Israeli regime at the moment, adding that 16 of them are minors, 18 married, 11 sick, and one held under administrative detention.

The Palestinian women are held in Sharon and Damon prisons, the report said.

“Shireen Al-Issawi, sister of former hunger striker and present prisoner Samer Issawi, suffers from dizziness. She has been banned from receiving books to continue a course she started before her arrest,” the report added.

6,500 Palestinians are being held in Israeli prisons as of January, prisoners’ rights group Addameer said, adding that the number includes 353 women and children.

According to a statement released by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies, Israeli forces detained 420 Palestinians, including 70 minors and 22 females, in February.

The center said that 12 people, including five fishermen whose boats were destroyed by Israeli forces, were detained from the besieged Gaza Strip.

Two of the fishermen were detained at the Beit Hanoun crossing and five were detained because they allegedly attempted to cross the border fence between the besieged enclave and Israel.