Saturday, 21 November 2015

Nearly 400 Palestinian children held in Israeli jails

A prisoners' rights group said Friday that nearly 400 Palestinian children between the ages of 11 and 17 are currently being held in Israeli jails.

The Palestinian Prisoners' Society said in a statement that 11 of those detained were being held without charge or trial under administration detention orders.

The group added that several children detained since the start of last month were hit with live Israeli fire while being detained.

Some 700 children have been detained since the beginning of October -- mainly in the Hebron and Jerusalem districts -- many of whom were released under specific conditions including bail or house arrest, the society said. more


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