IOF Arrest 1000 Palestinian Children

Al-Quds, 23 Dzulhijjah 1437/25 September 2016 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested since the beginning of 2016 more than 1000 Palestinian minors aged between 11 and 18, a rights group revealed.

The Palestinian committee for prisoners’ affairs affirmed in a statement issued Saturday afternoon that detained Palestinian minors are subjected to inhuman treatment at the hands of Israeli jailers,The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported, Sunday (25/9).

The detained minors’ number has increased by 80% in comparison with 2015, the committee added.

The statement pointed out that some of the detained minors were held under administrative detention according to which they are detained without charge or trial.

Some others were subjected to high prison sentences with heavy fines, according to the statement.

Since the start of the year, 70 Jerusalemite children were placed under house arrest.

The committee underlined that Israeli jailers systematically practice torture against the detained minors.  (T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)