Israel detains Palestinian girl in W. Bank

RAMALLAH (AA) – The Israeli army on Tuesday detained a young Palestinian girl in the occupied West Bank, eyewitnesses have said.

Shaimaa Emeireh was detained when the truck she was riding in crossed an Israeli security checkpoint between the Ramallah and Nablus provinces, witnesses said.

Army troops took Emeireh from the truck and handcuffed her before taking her to an undisclosed location, they added.

The Israeli authorities have yet to comment on the reported detention.

Over 7,000 Palestinians – including 20 women – are currently languishing in prisons throughout Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs.

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