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Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinian minors from mosque

Jan. 11, 2019 4:32 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 12, 2019 11:30 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinian minors from Beituniya mosque on Friday afternoon in the Ramallah district, in the central occupied West Bank.

Local sources confirmed that a large number of Israeli forces raided the Beituniya village and detained two Palestinians minors while present in a local mosque.

Sources identified the two detainees as Bassam Owaysa, 15, and Muhammad Abu al-Arayes.

The two minors were transferred to the Ofer detention center for interrogation.

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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