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Center: 3 Palestinians killed, 308 detained during Feb.
Center: 3 Palestinians killed, 308 detained during Feb.
Israeli soldiers scuffle with a Palestinian protester in the center of the West Bank city of Hebron, on Feb. 21, 2014 during a demonstration.HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images
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Gaza, ALRAY - A Palestinian monitoring group said three Palestinians were killed and 308 detained by the Israeli occupation during February.

Ahrar Center for Prisoners’ Studies said Saturday in a statement that two of the deaths were from the occupied West Bank, and one from the Gaza Strip.

Moataz Weshha, 25, from Birzeit, was assassinated on Feb 27 in a home raid, and Ibrahim Mansour, 26, from Gaza, shot dead on Feb 14 in a border shooting, and Jehad al-Tawil, 47, died on Feb 25 of injuries he suffered while in Be’r al-Saba’ prison.

As for detentions, 73 Palestinians were arrested from Hebron, the highest number amongst the West Bank cities and districts, according the report.

While east Jerusalem saw the arrest of 56 Palestinians. It is followed by Nablus with 50, including Director of Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights Fares Abu Hasan, lawyers Mohamed al-Abed and Osama Maqboul,  and journalist Ahmed al-Beitawi.

In the Gaza Strip, the center spotted 11 cases of detention, including three fishermen, one patient at crossing, and seven others allegedly for trying to go over the border line.

Among those arrested were four Palestinian females: Reem Hamarsha from Jenin, Rasmiyeh Balawna from Tulkarm , Nirmeen Salem from Nablus, and Ahlam Isa from Qalqilya.

Most of the West Bank detainees were held at checkpoints, home raids, and through undercover Israeli soldiers cracking down on Palestinian protesters.

There violations came as Amnesty International issued Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank report which describes mounting bloodshed and human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) as a result of the Israeli forces’ use of unnecessary, arbitrary and brutal force against Palestinians since January 2011.

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