Israel Has Arrested Over 50 Thousand Children Since 1967

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Above Photo: On October 13th 2017, 16 children and 2 adults were ambushed and arrested in Hebron by the Israeli soldiers. They were detained in a cage at checkpoint 56,  cable-tied,  kicked, and hit, then transferred to an Israeli police station where they were subjected to further physical and psychological violence. All were eventually released without charge, after threats were made to their families. (From Christian Peacemaker Teams)

More than 50,000 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank have been detained by Israel since 1967, according to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs. 

reposted from The New Arab

[Editor’s note: Defense for Children International – Palestine reports

Since 1967, Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been living under Israeli military law and prosecuted in military courts.

In the West Bank, there are two separate legal systems operating in the same territory. The sole factor in determining which laws apply to a person is his or her nationality and ethnicity.

Israel is the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children.

“Around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year.

The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. No Israeli child comes into contact with the military court system.]

Israel has arrested more than 50,000 Palestinian children since it began its occupation of the West Bank more than 50 years ago, new research has revealed.

According to data released by the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, more than 50,000 arrest cases among Palestinian minors were documented in the occupied West Bank since 1967, including 16,655 cases of child arrests since the Second Intifada which broke out in 2000.

Head of research in the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Abdel Nasser Farawneh released the figures whilst speaking in the two-day fifth European conference on Palestinian prisoners.

The conference took place in Brussels on Saturday and addresses Israel’s systematic use of prisons as a part of its brutal occupation of Palestine.

Farawneh added arrests of children are part of Israel’s methodical policy to diminish any chance Palestinian children may have of living a normal childhood.

Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967. More than 600,000 Israelis live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

All Israeli settlements across the occupied West Bank are classed as illegal under international law, particularly Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which asserts that “the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies”.

Israeli forces and settlers routinely attack Palestinians in the occupied territories, demolishing their homes, poisoning their livestock and vandalising their properties.

  • voza0db

    They were/are a THREAT to the great state of IsRaEl!

  • jwreitter

    BDS, Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel until the Zionists stop stealing land and killing their neighbors. This is not a radical, crazy idea. It worked in South Africa. Now Israel aparthied should be dealt with in the same way.

  • jwreitter



    I have a Jewish friend that thinks all Palestinians are dirt. Seriously. I have broken off any connection with her, but it saddens me that a Jew, with a great liberal tradition- think Spinoza, or Maimonides, (or Marx, for that matter), could turn around and do the same thing that was done to them in the 30s. On the other hand look around and see the rising fascism everywhere- this is not simply an Israeli phenomenon. The oppression of “the other” cannot stand, but what is it going to take, really? education? steady pressure? The overthrow of capitalism? Violence?

  • squanto pilgrim

    and none of those arrested were doing anything illegal, just a few stabbings or bombings of Zionist Jews which is not a crime anywhere but the Zionist entity. Where is Hitler when he is needed?

  • squanto pilgrim

    BDS is great

  • squanto pilgrim
  • voza0db

    You miss the point! It worked in South Africa because it was Whites screwing Blacks!

    Is the case of IsRaEl forget it… BDS is a total failure. Since 2005 it didn’t CHANGE anything.

    Better to try something else!

    I was thinking about trying to convince the dumb degenerated uman herd to not visit IsRaEl…

    But then I saw who were the biggest tourists…

    and the idea died!

    A nice big bang would solve it…

  • voza0db

    “great” for what?

  • voza0db

    … what is it going to take, really?“, only a brand new specie. We’ve passed the point of no return when it comes to Degeneration.

    So just sit back, relax and enjoy the Uman Animal shit show… Everyday a brand new and awesome show is delivered.