The Israeli occupation forces last night arrested a Palestinian girl as she returned to her home in the occupied West Bank from the UAE.
Local sources told the Palestinian Information Centre’s reporter that the Israeli forces stopped Mariam Abu Obeid, a resident of the West Bank city of Jenin, at Al-Karama crossing and detained her.
Abu Obeid, who was on her way back home following medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates, was arrested for no apparent reason.
The Israeli army carries out frequent arrest campaigns across the West Bank – including occupied East Jerusalem – on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians. It also regularly detains Palestinians after trips abroad in an effort to gather intelligence information.
According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians – including numerous women and children – are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.