Ramallah (OIC-UNA) - Israeli forces on Tuesday detained a 16-year-old Palestinian girl during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank.
Ahed al-Tamimi was taken into custody after Israeli forces raided her home in Nabi Saleh village in the northern West Bank, her father said.
"A large Israeli force raided our house at dawn and arrested Ahed while she was sleeping in her bed," Basem al-Tamimi told Anadolu Agency.
"Israeli forces have beaten everyone at the house before searching it and confiscating all computers and cameras," he said.
"My daughter was handcuffed and taken into an unknown destination," Basem said.
The Israeli army said in a statement the Palestinian girl was arrested for participating in "violent riots" in her village.
"She was arrested on suspicion of attacking Israeli soldiers during the riots," it said.
In 2012, Ahed was awarded the "Hanzala Courage Award" by Basaksehir Municipality in Istanbul for challenging Israeli soldiers, who had arrested her brother.
Source: International Islamic News Agency