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7 Palestinian children imprisoned for throwing stones

An Israeli court sentenced seven Palestinian minors to jail terms ranging from one to three years yesterday for throwing stones.

The boys, aged between 14 and 17, were given the sentences for throwing stones at Israeli cars, Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer said in a statement.

According to Addameer, at least 406 Palestinian children are in Israeli prisons, with a quarter of them under 16 years old. It added that the majority of the 700 children prosecuted annually are charged with stone throwing.

Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that the boys were originally arrested in June 2015.

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