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Minors among 14 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Feb. 28, 2019 1:26 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 28, 2019 3:53 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 14 Palestinians, including minors, across the occupied West Bank, on predawn Thursday.

According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained six Palestinians in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. They were identified as Bahjat Dar Badr, 15, Balal Ali Dar Badr, 15, Ahmad Amer Zahran, Muhammad Kamal Zahran, Amer Jamil Atta, and Majdi Mashour Fararjeh.

In the central West Bank district of Jericho, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Hamza Khaled Awad.

In the northern West Bank district of Qalqiliya, PPS said that another Palestinian was detained and identified as Othman Abu Labda, 22.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, five Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Aqba Fayez Shuli, Muhammad Imad Suwalma, 24, Khalil Zeidan, Yousef Muhammad Ramadan, 17, and Abed al-Rahman Muhammad Ishtayeh, 31.

At the Allenby Bridge border crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jordan, one Palestinian was detained by Israeli forces. He was identified by PPS as Abdullah Hussam Abdullah, 19, a resident from the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem.

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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