UNICEF warns of excessive use of force, particularly in relation to incidents where Palestinian children were shot dead.
Israeli law allows Palestinian children from the age of 12 to be put on trial
Twenty-five Palestinian children were killed in the last three months of 2015 during a wave of anti-Israeli attacks and the number detained was the highest in seven years, according to the UNICEF.
“Serious concerns arose regarding excessive use of force, particularly in relation to incidents where Palestinian children were shot dead by Israeli security forces after carrying out or being suspected of carrying out stabbing attacks,” , the UN children’s agency was quoted as saying on Saturday by the AFP news agency.
The report says more than 1,300 Palestinian children were injured during the spike in attacks, almost all in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while three Israeli children were hurt in the West Bank and…
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