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Israel detains 2 Palestinian children in Jerusalem

A Palestinian child is being arrested by Israeli security forces [Saeed Qaq/Apaimages]
Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian child [Saeed Qaq/Apaimages]

On Friday evening the Israeli occupation arrested two Palestinian children from the occupied Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan, Safa News Agency reported.

Local sources identified the children as Mohamed Haimouni, 15, and Mohamed Abu-Qalbain, 13, from the Ras Al-Amud suburb of Silwan.

Last month, Israeli occupation courts ordered Palestinian minors held in Ofer Prison to pay a total of 54,000 shekels ($15,500) in fines.

According to a report issued by the PLO’s Commission of Prisoners and Freed Prisoners, the Israeli occupation moved 38 Palestinian minors to Ofer in December, bringing the total number of minors held in the prison to 82.

As of December 2019, statistics show that there are currently over 5,000 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails.

READ: 200 Palestinian children arrested by Israel forces in Jerusalem neighbourhood 

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