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Minors among 16 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Jan. 10, 2019 1:28 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 10, 2019 3:07 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 16 Palestinians, including minors, across the occupied West Bank on predawn Thursday.

According to Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained six Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. They were identified as Ismail Fawaz al-Qawasme, Muhammad Radwan al-Hashlamon, Ismail Shaher Riyan al-Sharawne, Muhammad Yahya Abu Jahisha, Hassan Mahmoud Abu Zanid, and Ahmad Bassam al-Zeir.

In the Abu Dis village, in the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Abdullah Harbi Fahed Hussein.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, Israeli forces detained two Palestinian minors. They were identified as Ayoub Ehsan Muhammad Nisser, 14, and Asaad Ahmad al-Haji Attaya, 17.

In the northern West Bank district of Qalqiliya, three Palestinians were detained. PPS identified them as Abed al-Kareem Yasser Hussein, Hamza Mustafa Shteiwi, 15, and Abed al-Rahman Daoud Shteiwi, 16.

In addition, Yousef Daoud Shteiwi, 14, the younger brother of Hamza and Abed Shteiwi, was summoned for interrogation by the Israeli army to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kadummim in the Qalqiliya district.

In the northern West Bank district of Jenin, four former Palestinian prisoners were detained. PPS identified them as Nidal Amin Hazem, Yahya Bassam al-Saadi, Munadel Nafiaat, and Bahaa Muhammad Abu Tabikh.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,500 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 230 are child prisoners and 41 are under the age of 16 years.

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