Days of Palestine, West Bank –The Israeli occupation is keeping more than 200 Palestinian minors inside its jails, a Palestinian NGO said Sunday.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said in a statement that “most of the Palestinian minors are detained in Ofer, Megiddo and Ha-Sharon prisons in the north of occupied Palestine.”
Two of the minor Palestinians prisoners are females aged 16 and 17. They are being detained in the Israeli Ha-Sharon Prison, the statement said.
According to the PPS, arrest campaigns against Palestinian minors increased after mid-2014, particularly after recent tension in Jerusalem, where hundreds of children have been arrested for various periods of time.
“The Israeli occupation arrests at least two Palestinian children in Jerusalem every day,” the NGO said.
Al-Khalil came in the second place among Palestinian provinces in terms of the number of detained minors after East Jerusalem.
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“At least 70 Palestinian children have been detained in Al-Khalil since the beginning of 2015,” the statement said.
In 2014, Head of PLO Authority of Prisoners’ Affairs Abdul-Nasser Farawna said that the Israeli occupation arrested 1,266 Palestinian children, below the age of 15, in the West Bank and Jerusalem.