74 Children Among 150 Jerusalemites Detained In January

Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Al-Quds, 23 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/2 February 2016 (MINA) – Almost 150 Palestinians were arrested in occupied Jerusalem over last month including 74 children, a Palestinian rights group revealed.

The Jerusalem Prisoners’ Families Committee affirmed that Israeli police arrested during Junuary 159 Jerusalemites including 74 minors, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Nine children of the reported detained minors are under the age of 12, the committee pointed out. 52 detainees were arrested from their homes, while the other arrests were carried out during clashes with Israeli forces.

Over the past month, Israeli forces also arrested the Jerusalemite member of Palestinian Legislative Council Sheikh Mohamed Abu Tir, 65.

Head of the committee Amjed Abu Assab told Anatolia News Agency that Jerusalemite children are subjected to all kinds of violence at the hands of Israeli police forces.

There are currently around 7000 Palestinian prisoners in 22 Israeli jails and detention centers, including 39 women and 430 children.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)