GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian MP Jamal al-Khudari, Chief of the Popular Committee against the Siege asked the international, Islamic, Arab, and Palestinian human rights institutions to support Palestinian minors detained in Israeli jails.
Khudari said that the youngest captive in the world is Ali Alqam who is only 11 years old followed by detainees Ahmad Manasra and Muawiya Alqam who are both 13 years old. All of the three children are from Occupied Jerusalem and have been detained for two months. They are going to stand trial on Wednesday.
In a press statement on Tuesday, Khudari revealed that the Palestinian minors are held under inhuman and very harsh detention conditions lacking minimum extent of the international standards of children rights as well as prisoners’ rights.
The Israeli Occupation Authority is detaining the child, Ali Alqam, despite being shot with three bullets in his pelvis, abdomen and hand. His family was allowed to visit him just for once and for 20 minutes only in the presence of Israeli police.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society reported that the number of Palestinian minors held in Israeli jails has mounted to 270 juveniles distributed in three sections in Ofer jail.