Since 1967, ‘Israel’ arrested over 53,000 Palestinian children

 Israeli occupation forces arrest 16-year-old Palestinian child, Fawzi al-Juneidi, in Hebron in December 2018

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- ‘Israel’ has arrested more than 53,000 Palestinian children since 1967, the Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said on Monday.

In a report released on the eve of Palestinian Child Day, the Commission noted ‘Israel’ deals with Palestinian children like adults.

It also stated that they are subject to the same torture, investigation and detention conditions.

The Commission noted this number includes girls and boys.

The Commission also pointed out ‘Israel’ does not respect international laws and conventions when it comes to dealing with minors.

In 2021, the Commission said ‘Israel’ arrested 1,300 Palestinian children.

Since the start of 2022, the Commission said ‘Israel’ has arrested more than 200 children.

Moreover, there are now 160 children held in Israeli prisons.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) also issued yesterday a report marking the Palestinian Child Day.

The PPS said ‘Israel’ arrested more than 9,000 Palestinian children between 2015 and March 2022.

Since 2015, it added, ‘Israel’ has arrested more than 9000 Palestinian children.

(Source / 05.04.2022)

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