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13-year-old among 34 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Feb. 27, 2019 12:24 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 27, 2019 3:11 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 34 Palestinians, including a minor and a former prisoner, across the occupied West Bank on predawn Wednesday.

Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. They were identified as Subhi Abu Zeineh, Ayoub Ayman Lafi, 53, and Ayed Abada al-Shuwahin, 27.

In East Jerusalem, in the Jerusalem district, 23 Palestinians were detained from various neighborhoods, however, they were not identified.

In the central West Bank district of Jericho, two Palestinians were detained. PPS identified them as Iyad Muhammad Zabidat and his brother Mourad.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, another three Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces. They were identified as Member of Fatah's revolutionary council, Zakariya al-Zubeidi, lawyer of the Prisoners and Former Prisoners' Affairs Committee Tareq Barghouth, and Hamza Rasem Barghouthi.

In Beitillu village, also in the same district, a 13-year-old Palestinian was detained and identified as Mahmoud Shaher Bazar. PPS said that he was released shortly afterwards.

In the northern West Bank district of Jenin, three Palestinians were detained. PPS identified them as former prisoner, Khaled Khalil Kamil, Muhanad Beni Ghara, and Amar Tarkman.

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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