Israeli forces abduct 1,266 Palestinian children in 2014

The file photo shows a Palestinian child arrested by the security forces of the Israeli regime.

A new report says Israel abducted 1,266 children in the occupied Palestinian territories in 2014.

According to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), 1,266 Palestinian children under the age of 15 were abducted by Israeli forces throughout 2014.

“The targeting of children by Israel, especially in occupied Jerusalem [al-Quds], is rising significantly,” said Abdel-Nasser Farawna, the head of the PLO’s authority for prisoners’ affairs.

“The children testified that they had been subjected to various forms of torture and deprived of their basic rights,” added the Palestinian official.

Farawna stated that 200 of the abducted Palestinian children still remain in Israeli jails, urging the international community to pressure the occupying regime to release the imprisoned children and protect them from torture.

The Israeli regime is under fire for its violent treatment of Palestinian children in blatant violation of international laws. Tel Aviv has frequently arrested Palestinian children without giving a reason for the detention.

According to reports, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners are held in Israeli prisons for a long time without trial while they are not even provided with their basic needs, including visiting family members.

Palestinian human rights groups say the number of Palestinians in Israeli administrative detention has reached the highest level since 2008.

Administrative detention is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time.

By Press TV


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