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Israeli forces detain Palestinian girl for alleged knife possession

March 18, 2019 11:48 A.M. (Updated: March 19, 2019 3:02 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a 17-year-old Palestinian girl near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron’s Old City, in the southern occupied West Bank, on Sunday evening.

Local sources said that the Palestinian minor, was identified as Walaa Ikram Ghaith, and was detained for allegedly having a knife in her possession.

Hebrew-language news outlets reported that Walaa allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers situated at a military checkpoint in Hebron’s Old City. However, no injuries were reported.

Sources added that Walaa was taken in for interrogation by Israeli forces.

Israeli forces have detained scores of Palestinians, many of them minors, for allegedly being in possession of knives following a spate of alleged and actual small-scale knife attacks by Palestinians that surged in the fall of 2015.

Hebron in particular grew as the epicenter of upheaval, with a number of Palestinians having been shot while being detained at military checkpoints in the area.

Eyewitnesses have also said in a number of cases that Israeli security forces planted knives on slain or imprisoned Palestinians to claim that they were acting in self-defense during a stabbing attack.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,440 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 209 are child prisoners and 46 are under the age of 16 years.

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