The Palestinian Popular (Folk) Committees issued on Tuesday a press release appealing the release of a Palestinian mother and her newly born child imprisoned at Hasharon Israeli detention facility.The Committees stated that detainee Fatima Al Ziq, 40, from Al Shujaeyya neighborhood in Gaza City, gave birth to her infant Yousef 40 days ago. Al Ziq was kidnapped by the Israeli army more than eight months ago.

The infant is currently needs urgent medical attention.

Azmi Shiokhy, Secretary-general of the Committees, stated that  another detained child, Ghada Abu Omar, 19 months, the daughter of detainee Khawla Zeitwai, also needs medical attention.

There are nearly 110 female detainees, and nearly 300 underage detainees currently imprisoned by Israel.

Al Shiokhy voiced an appeal to the International Community, the Red Cross and several human rights groups to intervene and ensure the release of the detained women and children.