Israel Arrests Two Palestinian Children in Hebron

July 24, 2012 7:02 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian children on Tuesday in the West Bank city of Hebron according to a statement the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club made to WAFA news.15-year-old Basel Mataryeh was arrested by a large number of Israeli soldiers after they raided his home in Hebron. He was detained on the pretext of throwing rocks at the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Saqer Sweity, 13, was also arrested after a raid on his family’s home in Beit Awa, a village south of Hebron. The PPC told WAFA that the soldiers held his father at gunpoint, ransacked the house, and terrorized the family before taking Sweity away.

The PPC called on Israel to release the children immediately and hold them responsible for their lives and their safety.

Another Palestinian was arrested in al-Tabaqa area, southwest of Hebron, and during his arrest, soldiers beat his brother. The brother was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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