Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 8

Israel puts 65 Palestinian kids under house arrest

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Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Israeli occupation has put 65 Palestinian children under house arrest, 12 others in administrative detention since start 2016.

Head of PLO’s Committee for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Issa Qaraqe said Israeli occupation authorities expelled 18 Palestinian children from their hometowns during the first half of the year.

Qaraqe described these acts as “violations against the rights of children,” and considered them “an Israeli defiance to the international community and UN resolutions.”

In some cases, Israel placed Palestinian minors under house arrest instead of putting them in prison so that their houses are subject to sudden raids to check whether these children are complying with the rulings.

On Wednesday, an Israeli court sentenced a 14-year-old Palestinian boy to 100 days in prison and NIS2,400 fine.