Report: 350 Palestinian Child Prisoners in Israeli Jails

13-years-old Ahmad Manasra. (Photo: File)

The Palestinian Prisoners Club has published a report on the Universal Children’s Day, marked on November 20, detailing the miserable situation of Palestinian children in Israeli jails. The report revealed that as of today, 350 Palestinian children are held in Israeli jails.

The report added, “Some 2000 Palestinian children were detained by Israel since October 2015, mostly in Jerusalem, and 12 of which are females, who are still in Israeli jails.”

The violations of the rights of Palestinian children included shooting live ammunition against them, detaining them without food and water, beatings and insults, threatening and attacking them and forcing them to confess.

Last year, the report noted, has seen an increase in the number of cases of child prisoners, sentencing children to higher sentences and issuing new laws against them.

The report has called on international human rights organizations, and UN bodies, especially UNICEF, to take action to end the suffering of Palestinian child prisoners.

The plight of Palestinian children in Israeli jails has drawn more attention recently with violations against them on the increase. The case of Palestinian child prisoner Ahmed Manasrah who was arrested while bleeding on the ground has drawn a special attention. Last week, an Israeli court sentenced him to 12 years in prison.

(SAMA, PC, Social Media)

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