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Israeli Occupation Forces Detain Disabled Palestinian Near Hebron

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HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained a disabled Palestinian youth from al-Arrub refugee camp near Hebron on Monday, a prisoners committee said.The Palestinian prisoners’ affairs committee identified the detainee as Yahiya Muhammad al-Huwar, 19, adding that he suffers from speech and hearing disabilities and faces regular health difficulties.Hussein al-Sheikh, a committee lawyer who visited al-Huwar on Monday at the Etzion detention center, said the young man had been detained from his home around 2 a.m. on Monday, handcuffed, and taken to Etzion.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that al-Huwar was suspected of “illegal activity,” but did not have any further details available.Al-Huwar is one of around 6,000 Palestinians currently being held in Israeli jails, where rights groups and Palestinian factions say that the Israeli prison service regularly fails to provide for the basic needs of prisoner’s with health problems.

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