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‘Israel’ detains five Palestinian children ages 7 to 11 while picking flowers

Hebron (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces yesterday detained five Palestinian children between the ages of 7 and 11, including three brothers, while they were picking wild vegetables in Masafer Yatta area in the south of the occupied West Bank.

The five children were first chased away by Israeli settlers from the land near the settlement Havat Maon where they were picking wild vegetables that is used as meals in the Palestinian kitchen before calling the forces who detained the five children.

The children were taken to a police station in the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, like adults, face arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment under an Israeli military detention system that denies them basic rights.

Since 2000, Israeli military authorities have detained, interrogated, prosecuted, and imprisoned approximately 13,000 Palestinian children, according to estimates by Defense for Children-Palestine (DCIP).

‘Israel’ prosecutes between 500 and 700 Palestinian children in military courts each year, according to estimates by DCIP.

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