Children’s Day: 250 Palestinian Children in Israel Jails

Gaza, MINA – At least 250 Palestinian children under the age of 18 are entered in Israeli jails and subjected to all forms of oppression, torture and degrading treatment.

In order to mark Palestinian Children’s Day, Palestinian Detainees Committee said in a special report on Thursday, Israeli forces have arrested almost 10,000 Palestinian children since the Second Intifada in September 2000.

As quoted from Middle East Monitor (MEMO) the report said that Israeli forces have subjected and detained children with brutal treatment including arresting them from their homes late at night, interrogating them without a lawyer, food or drink and subjecting them physical and psychological maltreatment.

“Since the uprising of October 2015, the number of Palestinian children in Israeli jails has significantly increased, reaching more than 400 children in some months; the highest numbers since February 2009,” it said.

The committee said over the past four years Israel has adopted a number of laws targeting Palestinian children including issuing long jail terms for minor offenses.

They called on the international community and all human and children’s rights groups to intervene and end the suffering of Palestinian child detainees. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)