Israel arrested 60 Palestinian children in April

Israel arrested 60 Palestinian children and five women in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem during April, a rights group said yesterday.

According to Quds Press, the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies said in a statement that Israel had arrested a total of 400 Palestinians, including lawmaker Ahmed Attoun.

The statement said that seven among the 400 were from the Gaza Strip, including two women. They were arrested at the Erez border crossing while on their way to hospital in the occupied West Bank.

Regarding the five men from Gaza, the group noted that two were fishermen who were arrested while fishing in the sea, and three were detained after Israel claimed they had infiltrated Israeli territory.

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Israel arrested 60 Palestinian children in April