Israel detains Palestinian civilian for crossing border February 11, 2019 at 2:13 am | Published in: Israel , Middle East , News , Palestine Israeli occupation forces [Wisam Hashlamoun/Apaimages] February 11, 2019 at 2:13 am The Israeli army arrested a Palestinian civilian on Sunday for crossing border with the Gaza Strip by swimming, local media reported, Anadolu reports.
The Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth said the unarmed Palestinian was taken in for questioning, without providing further information.
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The Israeli authorities, for their part, have yet to comment on the reported incident.
According to official statistics, the number of Palestinian detainees languishing behind bars reached 6,000, including 270 children and 52 women.
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