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Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians

According to Palestinian officials, there are 5,500 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, including 500 administrative detainees and 230 children.

Israeli soldiers have detained 11 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

According to a written statement issued by the Israeli army, 11 Palestinians were detained on charges of “taking part in terrorist acts”. Raids were conducted on various parts of the West Bank.

The statement also said that the Palestinians in question were referred to the detention centre in the region.

The Israeli forces, which frequently raid houses in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, have been detaining Palestinians with various claims.

Some of the Palestinians, including women and children, are held in detention centres for days. Detentions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem have become commonplace.

According to the official sources of Palestine, there are 5,500 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, including nearly 500 administrative detainees and 230 children.

With the practice of ‘administrative detention’, Israel can detain Palestinians for 1 to 6 months depending on intelligence.

If the detainee is found to be “a threat to Israel’s security”, the military judge can extend his detention period up to 5 years without even a criminal charge.

TUNA AYBURC
Emailtuna@thelondonpost.co.uk

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