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Israeli forces detain 5 minors from Tuqu

Jan. 19, 2019 2:14 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 20, 2019 10:02 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained five Palestinian minors, during clashes in the village of Tuqu, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, on Friday evening.

Head of the Tuqu Municipality, Taysir Abu Mifreh, said that clashes erupted between locals and Israeli soldiers deployed at the entrance of the village.

Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas bombs to suppress protesters before arresting five minors.

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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