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Israel arrested 520 Palestinians in January

Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian protester in the West Bank [Ayman Ameen/Apaimages]
Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian protester in the West Bank [Ayman Ameen/Apaimages]

Israeli occupation forces arrested 520 Palestinians during January, including 92 boys and 18 women and girls, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies revealed yesterday.

The organisation’s spokesman, Riyadh Al-Ashqar, said Israeli occupation forces arrested 18 Palestinians from the besieged Gaza Strip, including six fishermen, who were arrested while carrying out their jobs.

One of the Palestinians arrested, according to the report, was a disabled teenager who was named as Hisham Ghoneem, 18, from the outskirts of Bethlehem.

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    Administrative detention orders were issued by occupation forces in January

Another was Palestinian MP Omar Mahmoud Abdel-Razeq, 53, from the city of Salfit. He was questioned for hours before being released.

The youngest child to be held was 11-year-old Said Sukkar, the report said.

Ahmed Zaqzouq, 14, Mohamed Al-Hajj, 15, and Ahmed Shalaldeh, 16, were detained after being shot and wounded. Shalaldeh was shot with live ammunition in his leg.

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Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation arrested 15 women and three girls last month, noting that the three minors were sisters and they were arrested near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

One of the sisters, Razan Abu-Sall, was sentenced to 45 days in prison over claims that she had a knife.

Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli courts issued 100 administrative orders during January, including 46 new orders and 54 renewals.

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