A report issued by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society in the southern West Bank city of Hebron indicated on Wednesday that in January the Israeli forces kidnapped at least 60 Palestinians including 11 children under the age of 18.In a press statement issued by the Society, they said that among those kidnapped were 21 high school and university students and 9 that were ill or suffering from a serious medical condition, and in need of surgery. Among the prisoners who are suffering from a serious medical condition are Munir al Zeer, Issam al Shorof and Waleed Sabarna.

In January, ex-prisoners Mahmoud and Mohammad Sabarna from Beit Ummar village near Hebron, were killed by Israeli settlers from the settlement of Kfar Etzion south of Bethlehem allegedly for attempting to infiltrate the settlement and stab settlers. Both were released from Israeli jail ten days before they were killed.

The statement also indicated that during the abduction campaign, soldiers assaulted the prisoners, confiscated and stole property in their homes.

The statement says that 19 have been transferred to Askalan detention center for interrogation, another 5 were transferred to the Russian Compound in Jerusalem also for interrogation and a further 13 are being held under administrative terms.