CDA highlights suffering of 250 Palestinian minors in Israeli jails

Ramallah, The Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs (CDA) announced that 250 Palestinian minors, under the age of 18, are held in Israeli jails and are subject to all forms of oppression, torture and degrading treatment.

In the occasion of the Palestinian Child Day, Israeli occupation forces have arrested about 10,000 Palestinian children since the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in September 2000, many of them have passed the age of 18 and remain in captivity, the CDA said in a statement issued on Thursday.

The statement urged the international community and child care organizations to urgently intervene to end the detainees’ suffering in the prisons of Ofer, Megido and Damon, as well as some other detention centers, where they suffer repressive practices.

The commission also highlighted the brutal way they are taken from their homes late at night to transfer them to interrogation and detention centers, keeping them without food, beating them severely, hurling insults and defaming them, coupled with other inhumane acts.

Since the beginning of the popular Intifada in October 2015, the number of Palestinian children in the prisons of the occupation has risen to the highest level since February 2009, and reached more than 400 children in some months, the CDA pointed out.

Source: Jordan News Agency