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Minors among 21 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Feb. 11, 2019 1:55 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 11, 2019 4:01 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 21 Palestinians, including minors, during predawn raids throughout the occupied West Bank on Monday.

Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said Israeli forces detained five Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. They were identified as Mahdi Abed al-Jawad Badr, 36, Rami Issa Ashour, 35, Wahid Samir Adi, 16, Yasser Muhammad al-Rajoub, and Bader Muhammad al-Huwamda.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, four Palestinians were detained. PPS identified them as Ibrahim Hassan Ajaj, 14, Ahmad Ali Issa, 18, Kareem Muhammad Daadou, 14, and Ibrahim Hani Samoun, 27.

In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Mahmoud Abed al-Latif, 27.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, another three Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Zhed Matar al-Rimawi, 33, Mahmoud Thalji al-Khatib, 20, and Taim Awad al-Hajj, 20.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, two Palestinians were detained. PPS identified them as Ramzi Hamad Eweis and Ziyad Kamal Eweis.

In the northern West Bank district of Jenin, three Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces. They were identified as Ahmad Ghazi Ighbariye, Mahmoud Ali al-Saadi, Abdullah Said Ighbariye.

In the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, PPS confirmed that another three were detained. They were identified as Asid Muhammad Kaabiya, 25, Khaled Mutei Harshe, and Omran Ayman Harshe.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,450 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, including 215 minors, 43 of whom under 16 years old.

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