A Palestinian family called on the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) and human rights organizations to immediately intervene to help free their son from Israeli detention.

The father of the detainee child, Muneeb Abd al-Ghani, said that Israeli Forces arrested his son, Mou’taz, 16, of Saida town, north of Tulkarem on April 4, and detained him at Salem Israeli detention.

He added that Mo’taz is subjected to investigation, pointing out that lawyers could not visit him and the matter caused a state of panic among the family for his unknown fate.

Abd al-Ghani called on the parties to work for protecting children and particularly to release Mo’taz, the schoolboy.  Mou’taz is one of 400 Palestinian children currently being held by Israel, according to a report on Monday.