Israeli Forces Kidnapped 280 Palestinians in February

PNN/ Bethlehem/

According to a report by Hussam Association of Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Israeli occupation forces have kidnapped about 285 Palestinians, 30 of which are kids under the age of 18, only during the last month of February 2015.

The report showed that a majority of the Palestinians kidnapped, especially women and children, were detained for hours or days before their release.

Hebron ranked first regarding the number of youths kidnapped, with the number of 72 , followed by Jerusalem, 56, and Ramallah 32.

In Nablus the number hit 30, 27 in Jenin, 22 in Bethlehem, 9 in Qalqilya, 7 in Tulkarem, 6 in Jericho, 6 in Tubas and 3 in Salfit.

In Gaza, 15 people were kidnapped, 9 of them took place near the border siege of Gaza, against merchants and patients that were transferred through the Erez crossing checkpoint, in addition to 3 fishermen that were arrested while on their boats in the sea, and were released after.

According to Al Hourani center for documentation and studies monthly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, about 350 Palestinians were kidnapped including 3 women and 14 year old Malak Al-Khatib in January.

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