A 13 year old Palestinian girl has been detained during a visit to her father in a Israeli prison in the Negev Israeli detention camp. The girl, Samah Majdi Musallam, was visiting her father who is serving a 13 year statement.

Israeli guards at the prison accused her of trying to pass contraband to her father. The girl will be tried at a court in Beersheba in Southern Israel.

The PA Minister for Detainees, discussing the incident, has said that often family visits to Palestinian prisoners become opportunities for punishment and humiliation practices by Israeli soldiers and prison guards.