Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Journalist, Child

05 May
9:33 PM

Israeli forces arrested Palestinian journalist Majdoleen Hassouna, age 26, at al-Karama crossing, between the West Bank and Jordan, upon her return from Lebanon Monday afternoon.Majdoleen Hassouna, from Beit Umareen village, near Nablus, works as a project officer at the Euromid Observer for Human Rights-West Bank, reports Al Ray.

She was on leave to take part in a Beirut workshop entitled ‘the Arab International Forum to Support the Organization of Prisoners of Freedom”.

Local media said that Israeli forces seized Hassouna’s travel luggage and proceeded to interrogate her.

The Euromid Observer expressed its concern about the detention of Hassoun, demanding her immediate release.

Furthermore, in a related vein, Al Ray reports that Israeli forces arrested Osama Saleam, 10, after storming the al-Azzun town, near the occupied West Bank city of Qalqilya, according to witnesses.

In addition, the military closed the western entrance to al-Azzun town, with its eastern gate, preventing Palestinian citizens from crossing through.

Each year, around 500-700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12, are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military detention system, with the majority of Palestinian child detainees being held on charges of throwing stones.

(See related link: Special Report: “800,000 Palestinians Imprisoned By Israel Since 1967”)

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