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Palestinian Woman Detained By Israeli Occupation While Visiting Jailed Brother

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RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained a Palestinian woman while she was visiting her brother in Israel’s Megiddo prison Monday, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society told Ma’an.

The society said that Maysaa Walid Mahajneh, 22, was visiting her brother Farid Mahajneh when she was detained by Israeli forces.Mahajneh is from al-Taybeh village in Jenin and is the mother of three girls.An Israeli prisons spokeswoman confirmed the arrest.She said that a Palestinian woman had been detained after a mobile phone was found in her bag, which police allege she was trying to “bring to her brother.”She could not confirm whether the woman was still being held, and an Israeli police spokesman said he was not aware of the arrest.There are approximately 6,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisoners, including more than 20 female Palestinians, according to prisoners’ rights group Addameer.

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