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Israel arrested 505 Palestinians minors in 2016

Palestinians take part in a protest to show solidarity with Palestinian children who have been arrested and held by Israeli forces [Mahfouz Abu Turk/Apaimages]
Palestinians take part in a protest to show solidarity with Palestinian children who have been arrested and held by Israeli forces [Mahfouz Abu Turk/Apaimages]

Israeli occupation forces arrested and held 505 Palestinian children in prison during 2016, a report issued by the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Former Prisoners issued yesterday revealed.

According to the report, most of these children were investigated, tortured and faced abuse.

The report showed that ten of these children were put under administrative detention and 205 were put under house arrest for various periods after they were released.

It also showed that 23 of them were arrested while on the street, 33 were arrested at checkpoints and the others were arrested while in their homes during night detention campaigns.

Among these children, the report said, 29 were arrested after they had been shot.

During the last month of 2016, the report said, Israeli courts imposed fines of 60,000 shekels ($15,545) on Palestinian children.

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