Three relatives of Palestinian political detainees were arrested by Israeli soldiers on Sunday during a jail visit, the Palestinian Prisoners Society reported on Monday.
According to the report, the incident took place at Rimon military detention facility. The Prisoners Society announced that troops stormed the visitors area and arrested 26 year old Daiyala Matar, and her 15 year old brother Saeed. They were visiting their brother Mohamed who is currently serving a life sentence after being detained since 2003 by the Israeli military.
30 year old Yuosra Qaadan was also arrested by the Israeli soldiers whilst she was visiting her brother Saeed. Saeed has been detained by the Israeli military since 2003 and is currently serving a 25 year sentence.
The arrested visitors were taken to unknown locations by the Israeli troops. The Palestinian Prisoners Society also reported that the troops cancelled all visiting on Sunday for the rest of the prisoners and their families.
In related news, local sources announced that on Monday morning, Israeli forces invaded West Bank communities and arrested 21 Palestinian civilians including five children.
The five children were arrested by Israeli soldiers after they raided homes in the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Other invasions and arrests were reported in the cities of Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus and Qalqilia.