Detention Extended for Youngest Palestinian Prisoner

Many Palestinian children are serving time in Israeli jails. (Photo: via Alalam, file)

The detention of 12-year-old Muhammad Ismail Hushiyeh has been extended by Israeli courts for a year, according to the head of the Jerusalem Committee for Families of Prisoners, Amjad Abu Asab.

Hushiyeh, the youngest Palestinian prisoner to be held by Israeli authorities was detained in late January for alleged involvement in a stabbing against an Israeli settler after Israeli forces reported he was in possession of a knife.

Abu Asab told Ma’an that Hushiyeh will be detained in a juvenile facility in the town of Ablin in northern Israel.

There are currently ten Palestinian children from Jerusalem under the age of 14 being held in Israeli juvenile facilities, according to Abu Asab.

Addameer, the prisoners’ rights group has reported that there are currently 438 Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons.

(MA’AN, PC)

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