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Monday, June 6, 2011

Israel detained 370 in May, including 5 women, 40 under age 15, 2 lawmakers & 20 international peace activisits

Ma’an – The Ministry of Prisoners Affairs in Gaza released a report Sunday, tallying a total of 370 detentions carried out by Israeli forces targeting Palestinians during the month of May.

According to the report, among those detained were 40 under the age of 15, five women, two lawmakers, and 20 international peace activists.

The detentions were carried out during 540 invasions and raids on Palestinians ares, the report said. In 2009, the UN cataloged an average of 103 arrest and raid operations per week in the West Bank.