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Israeli soldiers beat Palestinian child in Ramallah

A 12-year-old Palestinian boy was assaulted by Israeli occupying forces on yesterday evening during a raid in the occupied Ramallah neighbourhood of Umm Ash-Sharayet.

Footage obtained by the Palestinian Information Centre shows Israeli occupation forces punching and kicking the child, before he is dragged into a military vehicle.

The identity of the child and his current location are as yet unknown.

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Israel regularly abducts and abuses Palestinian children. A report released by the Palestinian Ministry of Information in June estimated that occupying forces have injured more than 13,000 children and arrested more than 12,000 others since 2000. Of the children who have been detained, 95 per cent were tortured whilst in custody.

Israel currently holds some 400 children in its prisons, according to the Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs.

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