Two Palestinian girls held by Israeli troops

Two Palestinian girls held by Israeli troops
The girls were reportedly detained in separate events security forces in occupied Jerusalem and Hebron under suspicion of possessing knives.
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09 February, 2016
A 13-year-old Palestinian girl was blindfolded as she was arested in Hebron [Twitter]
A Palestinian girl has been arrested in East Jerusalem's Old City, after Israeli police believed she was "acting suspiciously" on Tuesday.  

The 16-year-old was reportedly asked to open her bag for inspection before she allegedly pulled out a knife. Israeli reports say she attempted to stab the police officers present.

Although some reports suggest she was beaten, Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said that she was "quickly controlled without injuries", and taken in for questioning.

Also on Tuesday, Israeli forces detained a 13-year-old Palestinian girl as she was heading to school near the town of Beit Ummar, a little north of Hebron.

Israeli forces stopped the uniformed girl as she was passing Karmei Tzur settlement, and accused her of possessing a knife.

Last week in the same area, a 14-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Isaeli forces for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at vehicles.