Israel Mistreating Palestinian Children in Custody

6 Mar

Isreal’s mistreatment of the Palestinians . How has Israel got away with it for so long? Well, the people of the world have the truth hidden from them by a very biased media. Check this out and learn the truth, then spread it widely http://preview.tinyurl.com/ctxd8pg

World News Curator

A new report from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) claims that the mistreatment of Palestinian children in Israeli custody is “widespread, systematic and institutionalised.”

The report, which was made public on Wednesday, estimates that 700 children aged 12-17 are arrested by Israeli security forces each year in the occupied West Bank. The children, mostly young boys arrested or throwing stones, are detained and interrogated by the military, police and other security agents.

UNICEF claims that it has identified many “examples of practices that amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention against Torture”. This mistreatment begins with the arrest, which is often carried out by heavily armed soldiers in the middle of the night, and continues right through to sentencing.

“The pattern of ill-treatment includes … the practice of blindfolding children and tying their hands…

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