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Israeli forces detain 14-year-old girl at Bethlehem checkpoint

April 13, 2016 2:25 P.M. (Updated: April 13, 2016 5:14 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) – Israeli forces on Wednesday detained a 14-year-old Palestinian girl after having a "heated" argument with her at the main checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem in the southern occupied West Bank.

Bethlehem resident Muhammad Balboul told Ma'an Israeli forces had taken his sister, Nuran Balboul, 14, into custody while she and her aunt, Basima Balboul, were trying to cross Israel's 300 checkpoint into Jerusalem.

He said Nuran was detained following a "heated" argument with a female Israeli soldier inside the checkpoint.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed an arrest at the checkpoint, alleging that a "woman" was apprehended after she was found in possession of a knife.

However, her aunt, Basima, said it was untrue her niece had a knife when she was detained. Relatives described Nuran as bright with a strong personality and a tendency to be "sharp-tongued" with the Israeli authorities.

Her father, Ahmad Balboul, a prominent leader in Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, was shot dead along with three other Palestinian gunmen by undercover Israeli forces in March 2008.

The four were ambushed in the afternoon by undercover agents while driving in a small car only a few minutes' walk from the Bethlehem security services headquarters.
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