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Israeli occupation detained 35 Palestinian children in May, finds rights group

05 June, 20

Israeli occupation forces have arrested 320 Palestinians, including 35 children, 11 women, a girl and five journalists, over the past month, Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies reported.

In a press statement, the advocacy group stressed that the Israeli occupation military had intensified its arrests against Palestinians in May compared to March and April.  

The Israeli navy forces detained two Palestinian fishermen while fishing off Gaza’s coast.

Palestinian journalist Mohammed Abu Daqqa, a cancer-stricken patient from Khanyounis in southern Gaza, was arrested by Israeli occupation forces at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing on his way back from a medical trip in Jordan.

Last month, the Israeli occupation army detained a number of Palestinian national and Islamic figures, including Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, the preacher of the al-Aqsa Mosque, who was later released after interrogation and on condition that he is banned from entering the Muslim holy compound, the Palestinian NGO group added.   

Israeli occupation troops also detained Bilal al-Natsha, secretary general of the Popular Congress Party, Adnan Ghaith, the Jerusalem mayor, Nasser Quos, the director of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, Mustafa Abu Zahra, a member of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, and Zakaria Dawoud, who is held in administrative detention.

Over the last month, the Israeli occupation military launched large-scale arrest campaigns on the West Bank town of Yabod, south-west of Jenin, in which nearly 52 Palestinians were detained, including children, women, and elderly people.

In a bid to dissuade them from doing their job and exposing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, Israeli occupation forces detained five journalists and six young men after opening fire at them. 

The Gaza-based rights organisation documented the arrest of 11 Palestinian women, including 16-year-old Eman Abu Baker and her mother Suhila and 17-year-old Aya Mohaisen.

Israeli occupation troops detained 35 Palestinian minors, including Khalid Abu Rebhi, 13, who was arrested along with his brother Moutasem, 18, and Salem Jawabra, 14.

Last month saw two Palestinian administrative detainees going on an open-ended hunger strike to protest their administrative detention, one of them suspended his strike after four days whereas the other one is still on since 11 May.