45 children, 22 women among 405 arrests reported in February

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Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested over the past month nearly 405 Palestinians, including dozens of women and children, in the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip, Quds Center for the study of Israeli and Palestinian affairs said Wednesday.

45 Palestinian children and 22 women were among the reported arrests, the center said in its monthly report.

According to the report, the biggest number of arrests was reported in occupied Jerusalem, where 84 Palestinians were taken into custody.

Israeli forces also arrested 82 Palestinians from al-Khalil, 63 from Bethlehem, 50 from Ramallah and el-Bireh, 43 from Nablus, 25 from Qalqilia, 16 from Jenin, 9 from Tulkarem, and 6 from each of Tubas and Salfit.

During the reported period, Israeli forces arrested 11 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip including five fishermen.

The report said some 45 children including a 12-year-old child and 22 women were among the 405 detained citizens in the West Bank and Jerusalem in February.

(Source / 01.03.2017)

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