7 Palestinians killed, 350 detained in October: NGO

Ahrar Center for Prisoners and Human Rights Studies said the seven dead victims included four teenagers less than 15 years of age

7 Palestinians killed, 350 detained in October: NGO

World Bulletin/News Desk

Seven Palestinians were killed and 350 others, including three journalists and an ex-female prisoner, detained by Israel during October, a Palestinian NGO said Saturday.

Ahrar Center for Prisoners and Human Rights Studies said the seven dead victims included four teenagers less than 15 years of age.

The center added in its monthly report about Israeli violations in the Palestinian territories that the detained Palestinians included 15 teenagers less than 18 years of age.

The Israeli army, the report said, detained ex-female prisoner Ihsan Dababseh, 28, who is a resident of the village of Nuba in Hebron, as well as nine other women from Jerusalem.

It said the nine women were released by the Israeli army later.

It added that the largest number of detainees came from Jerusalem, noting that some of the detainees were released later, whereas the second largest number of detainees came from Hebron.

In the Gaza Strip, the report said, Israel detained eight Palestinians, including six fishermen, who were working off the coast of Gaza, and two others as they tried to cross from the Palestinian territory into Israel.

"Israel does everything it wants in the cities of the occupied West Bank," Ahrar center director Fouad Khuffash said. "These cities are raided every night by Israeli troops who detain Palestinian civilians," he added.

He noted that the figures mentioned in the report were only about cases that were documented by his center, whereas there might be other cases that went unnoticed.

"Jerusalem and Hebron are the top cities in terms of the number of detainees throughout the past months, especially after three Jewish teens went missing in Hebron in June," Kuffash said.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are currently detained in Israeli jails, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Club, another NGO.

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