BRUSSEL, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation forces have arrested 50,000 Palestinian children since 1967, including 16,655 arrested after the outbreak of the Second Intifada in 2000.
This was voiced by Abdul-Naser Farwana, the head of the research and documentation unit at the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, on Sunday during a presentation for a conference in Brussels on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Farwana said that Israel is pursuing a systematic arrest policy against Palestinian children with the aim of destroying their life and future.
He pointed out that the annual child arrest rate from 2000 to 2012 was about 700, while from 2011 to 2018 it increased to 1250.
Farwana called on all those concerned to exert more efforts to support the Palestinian prisoners and expose the violations and crimes committed against child detainees.