Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Israeli forces detain child, 8, in occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli forces on Tuesday detained an 8-year-old Palestinian in occupied East Jerusalem, witnesses told Ma'an.

Witnesses said Israeli forces detained the child, who was about to enter a market near the Flowers Gate of the Old City, and took him to a nearby Israeli police station.

An Israeli police spokesperson could not be contacted, and the reason for the detention is unknown.

Since the start of October, Israeli forces have detained at least 2,044 Palestinians, 345 of which have been children, according to documentation by human rights group Addameer. more


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