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Israel arrests 483 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces attempt to grab Palestinian children as they walk past [file photo]

Israeli occupation forces have arrested 483 Palestinian children since the start of 2017, the Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Committee announced yesterday.

Quds Press reported the official Palestinian rights groups saying that the Israeli occupation locked up a number of these children in Ofer Military Prison under administrative detention.

The lawyer of the rights group Louai Al-Mansi said “40 Palestinian children were arrested in October”; eight of them were tortured.

Al-Mansi said that one child was arrested after he was shot and wounded by Israeli occupation forces.

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The children range in age from 13-17 years old, he explained.

Fines of 78,000 shekels ($21,430) had been levied on them.

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