RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Official data showed that the arrests carried out by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in 2013 mainly targeted Palestinian children and youths.
Department of Statistics in Ramallah, in a report on Friday, showed that 75% of the detainees in 2013 were children under the age of 18 and young people between 18 and 30 years old.
The report said that the IOF arrested 3,874 Palestinians since the start of this year, including 1,975 young people (51% of the number of detainees) and 931 children from different areas in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.
According to the report, the IOF detains Palestinian children under extremely difficult conditions, after breaking into their homes, terrorizing and attacking them.
The child prisoners held in the Israeli jails suffer from the most heinous forms of physical and psychological torture; they are deprived of eating and sleeping and are exposed to electric shocks…
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