Israel arrested 50,000 Palestinian children since 1967

Brussels (QNN)- Israel has arrested over 50,000 Palestinian children since 1967, revealed a new research.

Chief of studies and documentation unit in the detainees and former detainees affairs committee Abdel Naser Farwaneh said that over 50,000 arrests against Palestinian children have been documented since 1967, 16655 of which happened after the Al Aqsa uprising in 2000.

Farwaneh also said that arrests against children take place within a framework of systematic ruining of the Palestinian children’s present. Such arrests have dramatically increased since 2000, said Farwaneh.

The rate of the Israeli arrests against Palestinian children increased between 2000 and 2010 to reach 700 annual arrests, while the rate increased between 2011 and 2018 to reach 1250 annual arrests.

Throwing stones is a common charge Israel uses against Palestinian children, which is “punishable under military law by up to 20 years in prison,” Addameer notes.

Last year, Minnesota representative Betty McCollum introduced the first bill in the US Congress that would prohibit Israel from using any of the billions it receives annually in military aid for the detention, torture and abuse of Palestinian children.

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