According to a report by Hussam Association of Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Israeli occupation forces have kidnapped some 285 Palestinians, 30 of whom are children under the age of 18, during February 2015 alone.The report, according to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), showed that a majority of the Palestinians kidnapped, especially women and children, were detained for hours or days before their release.
Hebron ranked first regarding the number of youth kidnapped, with the number of 72 , followed by Jerusalem, 56, and Ramallah 32.
In Nablus the number reached 30, in Jenin 27, in Bethlehem 22, 9 in Qalqilya, 7 in Tulkarem, 6 in Jericho, 6 in Tubas and 3 in Salfit.
In the Gaza Strip, 15 people were kidnapped; 9 of the abductions took place near the border siege of Gaza, against merchants and patients who were being transferred through the Erez crossing checkpoint, in addition to 3 fishermen who were arrested while on their boats in the sea, and were released after.
According to Al Hourani Center for Documentation and Studies’ monthly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, about 350 Palestinians were kidnapped including 3 women and 14 year old Malak Al-Khatib in January.