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04 August 2018 - 22:34
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Rasa - Over 300 Palestinian children (under 16) are being kept in hard conditions in the Israeli jails, Arab media reported on Saturday.
Israeli soldier captured a Palestinian kid

RNA - The Arabic-language al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper wrote that boys are kept in Awfar jail in Western Ramallah and Majdou prison North of the occupied territories and girls are being imprisoned in Hasharoun jail North of the occupied territories.

 

Israel has detained 651 children in the first half of 2018, most of them freed after temporary arrests.

 

Israel has issued heavy judicial sentences against 20 Palestinian children in the past 3 years, including Ahmed al-Manaserah who was sentenced to 9.5 years in prison.

 

According to Fars News Agancy, Israeli treatment of Palestinians in military detention has become a major area of concern for the international community. More than 200 Palestinians have lost their lives in Israeli prisons since 1967 as a result of torture, lack of medical care and gunshot wounds, Palestinian human rights organizations announced in late February, as seven were shot, 72 were tortured to death and 59 lost their lives due to lack of medical care.

 

The statement highlighted that Palestinians in Israeli prisons were being subjected to inhumane treatment, including physical and psychological torture. Some 60 percent of the prisoners have suffered "brutal physical assaults."

 

The statement also urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to launch a special committee to probe Palestinian deaths in Israeli prisons. According to Palestinian statistics, some 6,400 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli prisons, including roughly 500 in administrative detention.

 

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