The Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights has documented the detention of 60 Palestinians, including pilgrims, students, residents, academics and businessmen.

At the same time, the Observatory demanded their immediate release unless charged with an offense.

The Geneva-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement that it had documented the testimony of 11 Palestinian families whose children have been arrested or forcibly disappeared in recent months in Saudi Arabia.

PCHR estimated that the number of Palestinians held in Saudi prisons exceeds 60.

“The Saudi authorities isolated the detainees from the outside world without specific indictments or presented to the competent authority (the Public Prosecution), at a time not allowed to contact their relatives or communicate with their lawyers,” he said

“The campaign of arrests targeting Palestinians is only one of the events in a long series of violations that add to the kingdom’s alarming human rights record,” Celine Yassar, Communication and Information Officer at the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory confirmed.