According to Press TV, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said in a statement that 15 of the arrests were made after Israeli forces broke into dozens of homes in the cities of Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarem, Qalqilya and al-Khalil.
The statement further noted that Zionist forces also detained a 15-year-old Palestinian girl, identified as Hadiya Ereinat, after she allegedly stabbed an Israeli policeman in the eastern West Bank town of al-Auja.
The Israeli public radio reported that the police officer was lightly wounded in the incident.
Meanwhile, Palestinian officials say Israeli forces have closed down the entrances to two villages on the way to Nablus after two Zionist soldiers were injured in an alleged stabbing attack on a guard post at the Har Bracha settlement, located in the northern West Bank, on Wednesday evening. Israeli army forces are reportedly carrying out a manhunt in the area in search of the two Palestinians.
16 Palestinian children assassinated by Israelis since January
Defense for Children International (DCI), an international movement for children's rights, also said on Thursday that Israeli military forces have shot and martyred at least 16 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip since the beginning of the current year amid ongoing tensions in the Palestinian territories.
DCI had said in a February report that at least 49 Palestinian children had lost their lives ever since the current uprising against the Israeli regime sparked off in October last year.