Israel Arrested 16.500 Palestinian Children Since 2000

Gaza, MINA – A new study revealed that about 16,500 Palestinian children have been arrested by the Israeli occupation since the outbreak of the Second Intifada on 28 September 2000, Palinfo reported.

The 26-page study was prepared by the Palestinian ex-prisoner and researcher at the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission Abdul-Naser Farwana about the Palestinian children arrested by the Israeli occupation.

Farwana said that during the past decade (2000-2010) at least 700 cases of arrest were documented annually, while the number has jumped to 1,250 in the last eight years.

Farwana added that all facts and statistics have confirmed that there is a systematic arrest policy targeting Palestinian children, and that the numbers of child detainees have increased steadily since 2000 and significantly since 2011.

The numbers even rose higher during al-Quds Intifada which erupted in October 2015, the Palestinian researcher noted.(T/R04/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)