Israeli forces have arrested 13 Palestinians, including minors, during fresh raids on several towns throughout the occupied West Bank, Press TV reports.
The Israeli Army raided Nablus, Bethlehem, Jenin, and Tubas at dawn on Wednesday, arresting Palestinians as part of a plan to avert a possible “awakening” in the occupied region.
The regime forces raided towns, broke into houses, and rummaged through furniture.
The arrested Palestinians were taken to separate detention centers. The names of the minors have not yet been disclosed.
Kaldura Faris, the Palestinian Minister of Prisoners Affairs, condemned the arbitrary arrests of the Palestinians, saying, “The Israeli government continues to humiliate the Palestinian people and fully disrespect the international parameters, international agreements, and international documents.”
“Israel everyday arrests minors and investigates them as any adult person and takes them to the same military court which is against the international ethical agreements and we condemn this kind of arresting,” he added.
According to an April 1, 2012, report published by the non-governmental Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, at least 4,610 “political” Palestinian prisoners are being held in Israeli jails.
Independent sources, however, put the number of Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails at 11,000.