Published: 2019-07-30 12:15
Last Updated: 2019-07-30 12:58
Israeli authorities issued a summons on Monday, July 29, 2019, for a three-year-old child to be brought to the Jerusalem police station for interrogation, according to International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC).
During an invasion of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh Monday night, Israeli forces stormed the home of the three-year-old Mohammad Rabi ‘Alian and handed a summons to his parents for him to appear the following day for interrogation about possible stone throwing.
Dozens of Palestinian residents of Issawiyeh accompanied the small boy to the interrogation center, holding a protest outside while he headed in to be interrogated by the Israeli police.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society called for an investigation into the incident, which they called a blatant example of the occupation’s criminality against children.
Head of the Commission, Maj. Gen. Kadri Abu Bakr, condemned the Israeli occupation authorities for summoning the three-year-old child, stressing that the occupation is committing open and clear crimes against minors.
Abu Bakr added that Palestinian childhood is in grave and constant danger in light of the silence of the international community towards Israeli violations of international law and the global convention on children's’ rights.
He stressed that the Israeli occupation authorities have stepped up their targeting of East Jerusalem during the last few years. It was noted that there is an organized campaign against Jerusalemites in particular, and the arrests of Jerusalemites have escalated.