Al-Quds, 13 Dhulqa’dah 1436/28 August 2015 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) deprived 60 Jerusalemite children from returning to school this year, Jerusalemite Prisoners’ Families Committee said Thursday.
About 60 Jerusalemite school students, held in Megiddo, Hasharon, Ofek, and al-Maskoubiya detention centers, are deprived from returning to school as the new school year begins in Palestine, the committee clarified, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Hundreds of Jerusalemite children were detained since the beginning of the year as part of the Israeli unfair measures against Jerusalemites, according to the statement. For the majority, their crime is resisting occupation’s practices.
Most of the detainees were then released under tough conditions including house arrest, an Israeli measure that deprives dozens of children from their right for education provided by all international laws and conventions dealing with children’s rights, the statement reads.
The Palestinian center for prisoners, for its part, said that 280 Palestinian minors are currently locked up in Israeli jails amid very difficult detention conditions. The minors, according to the center, are subjected to physical and psychological torture during their arrest and interrogation.
Israeli torture methods include tying up detainees in painful positions for hours or days, depriving from sleep, strip search, isolation, and severe beating.(T/P008/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)