Israeli forces arrest 9-year-old Palestinian in West Bank


Published: 2017-11-24 13:19

Last Updated: 2017-11-24 13:50

Israeli forces arresting 9-year-old Muhammad Daana. (Twitter)
Israeli forces arresting 9-year-old Muhammad Daana. (Twitter)
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At least three Palestinians, including a nine-year-old boy, were arrested by Israeli forces during raids in the Hebron district in the southern West Bank.

Prisoner’s rights group Addameer released a statement on their Facebook page regarding Daana’s detention, saying “a 9-year-old is not a terrorist; he poses no threat to the heavily armed soldier; he is but a prisoner in an elaborate system of control, which has been used to suppress a people's' legitimate struggle for self-determination and dignity.”

Israeli police also detained four Palestinians from East Jerusalem on Friday night, according to Palestinian news agency WAFA. Another three Palestinians were reportedly arrested after Israeli forces broke into their homes at al-Sa'diyya neighborhood in the Old City of Jerusalem.

They also detained a 13-year-old Palestinian minor during a raid in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

According to United Nations documentation, Israeli forces conducted 166 search and arrest operations across the West Bank between October 24 and November 26.

Meanwhile, Addameer recorded 6,198 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of October, 280 of which were children. The group has estimated that some 40 percent of Palestinian men will be detained by Israel at some point in their lives.