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Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinian children in al-Bireh raid

March 10, 2019 11:48 A.M. (Updated: March 11, 2019 12:55 P.M.)
(Muhammad Anwar Abu Muslem, aged 8)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinian children while playing in front of their homes, east of al-Bireh City, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. on Saturday evening.

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli forces raided al-Bireh City, firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas bombs, targeting Palestinian youths.
During the raid, Israeli forces found the two children playing in front of their homes and assaulted them.

Sources added that following the assault, Israeli forces detained the two children and took them to the illegal Israeli settlement of Psegot, that is built on lands belonging to residents of al-Bireh City.

The two children were identified as Muhammad Anwar Abu Muslem, 8, and Mahmoud Bassam Abu Muslem, 11.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,440 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, including 209 minors, 46 of whom under 16 years old.
Mahmoud Bassam Abu Muslem, aged 11
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