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Report: ‘Israel’ detained 430 Palestinians, including 52 children, 11 women in May
Report: ‘Israel’ detained 430 Palestinians, including 52 children, 11 women in May
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Gaza, ALRAY - Israeli occupation forces detained at least 430 Palestinians, including 52 women and 11 children, during the month of May, Palestine Centre for Prisoners Studies has said.


The center pointed out in a statement on Sunday that the Israeli occupation forces stormed and ransacked hundreds of homes and carried out detention raids, which targeted whole Palestinian families in some areas.


It indicated that the occupation forces detained 7 brothers at once from the family of Abu Fannar in southern Hebron’s town of Yatta, while detained 5 brothers belonging to al-Asmar family in Jenin camp.


The center explained that occupied Jerusalem was on top of the cities in the number of the detainees, where the Israeli occupation forces detained 165, including women, children and elderly people and issued deportation orders and house arrests against others.


In addition, the center said that the Israeli occupation forces detained 6 people from the Gaza Strip during May, including two fishermen.


Director of the Palestine Centre for Prisoners Studies Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli occupation forces targeted children and women through detention, house arrest, deportation and harassment.


He added that the center monitored the detention of 52 minors, 4 of them are under the age of 12; the youngest of them is the 10-year-old child Omar al-Natsha, who was detained following the storming of his father’s house in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan town.


Al-Ashqar indicated that 5 of the children have been put under administrative detention without a charge or trial.


He also indicated that the Israeli court issued a prison sentence for 15 years against 14-year-old child Mohammed Abu Qutaish from the Annata town and fined 258 thousand shekels.


Moreover, Al-Ashqar said that by the death of the detainee Khader Adnan who went on hunger strike for 86 consecutive days in rejection to his administrative detention, the number of Palestinian detainees who died inside Israeli prisons rose to 237.

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