Palestinian minor arrested at military checkpoint in Qalqilia

QALQILIA/PNN/

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Saturday morning a Palestinian minor at a military checkpoint near Qalqilia.

The Palestinian liaison office affirmed that the 16-year-old girl Nawres Zamari was arrested when she approached Eliyahu military checkpoint.

The Israeli soldiers fired warning shots into the air before her arrest, the sources added.

The girl was then taken to an unknown detention center.

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed increased tensions ever since Israeli forces imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem in August 2015.

More than 250 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the tensions since the beginning of October 2015.