Four minors among eight Palestinians arrested in Jerusalem


Published: 2018-01-11 11:15

Last Updated: 2018-01-11 11:59

Israeli Police Abusing Detained Children. (HRW Archive)
Israeli Police Abusing Detained Children. (HRW Archive)
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Eight Palestinians arrested on Thursday morning, including four minors in raids across Occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli police also detained the director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) in Jerusalem, Nasser Qous and the advisor to the Palestinian Authority’s Jerusalem Governor, Nasser Ajaj.

In Al-Issawiya neighbourhood, undercover forces arrested three Palestinians, one of them was identified 16-year-old Rashid Darwish, who was arrested after being beaten up by the Israeli forces.

Earlier on Wednesday, police detained Qusai Radaydeh, 13-year-old, Mohammad Jumaa and 16-years-old, Mohammad Qawasmeh, from the Mounts of Olives neighbourhood.

Additionally, two other Palestinians were detained from the Jenin district, two more from Nablus and one from Qalqilya.

The Israeli government used detention as a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely without charging them or allowing them to stand trial.

At the end of November 2017, there were 313 Palestinian minors held in Israeli prisons as security detainees and prisoners, including 2 administrative detainees.

Another 9 Palestinian minors were held in Israel Prison Service facilities for being in Israel illegally. The IPS considers these minors, both detainees and prisoners, criminal offenders.