The number of Palestinian children imprisoned in Israel has skyrocketed from the beginning in October called ‘Intifada of Knives’. the number of children imprisoned for their relationship with security offenses arrived in late February to 437 in contrast to 170 in September, according to data from the israel prison Service.
One has been released Sunday amid a great expectacin. “ Est very happy although we talk a lot about the other prisoners who left ATRS in jail” AFIRM Abur Rashid before local and foreign media about his daughter released from prison by Israel after being accused of trying apualar to Israelis at the entrance of the settlement of Karmei Tzur judo.
The nia arrested on February 9 with a hidden knife under his T-shirt has been two and half months in jail provoking the Palestinian protest. Known under the DA initials, was the Palestinian youngest in jail israel.
His Palestinian lawyers and military Fiscala israel reached an agreement in February that included the confession of possession of knife and try to kill Israelis. The penalty was established four months of jail. Two weeks ago, Israel decided to release her before the target time to raz of the request to his parents in a letter to General Roni Numa, israel military commander in the West Bank. This territory was occupied by Israel from Jordan in the war of 67.
Among those under 18 years detained in Israel, there are 386 Palestinians, 45 Israelis Arab-six Jews. Of the 27 children under 16 years under arrest in September it has passed five months after the 103.
Several human rights associations criticize these arrests when considering “that daan rights of children and do increase the odds that do not leave the circle of terror”, according cites the newspaper “Haaretz” which highlights the participation Palestinian child as one of the main features of the more serious wave of violence in Israel and the West Bank since the Second Intifada (2000-2006)
Children behind bars
If in September a Palestinian child was behind bars, in early March, the figure elev to 12. Regarding the detention of children suspected of throwing stones or apualamientos, the NGOs israel B’Tselem claims that “the policy is based israel only imprisonment putting emphasis on the aspect of deterrence without giving the child an alternative. ”
“The question to ask is what learns about life, the world and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a child of 14 or 16 years who spends a year in jail. The only thing it does is return to a cycle of violence “protest Itamar Barak, in the words of B’Tselem collected by” Haaretz “. It also denounces the seven “administrative detention” of minors. It is a practice that allows authorities to arrest (weeks or months in function of the “danger” that supona according services Israelis security) a person without informing them of their duties or bring him to trial.
From the beginning of the ‘Intifada of Cuchillos’-which has also included attacks with firearms, outrages and a suicide bombing in a autobs- have killed around 200 Palestinians . More than two thirds of them were killed when they attacked or tried to attack a escalation that has killed 29 Israelis and five foreigners.
Israel accuses the leadership, media and Palestinian educational system of “inciting violence and terrorism against civilians and Israelis soldiers” and points to social networks as “a key effect” among minors. The Palestinians, for their part, contend that in many cases “the alleged assailants are executed by agents or Israelis citizens” and Sealan the escalation “is due to the occupation, construction in settlements, frustration to a hopeless future and aggression in Al Aqsa mosque. “