90% of detained Palestinian minors tortured in Israeli jails

[ 19/04/2011 – 05:04 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Palestine branch of the international movement for the defense of children said in a statement on Tuesday that 90% of Palestinian minors detained in Israel were tortured one way or another.

It said the Israeli occupation forces rounded up 1000 Palestinians less than 18 years old during 2010 mostly in Jerusalem and areas adjacent to the separation wall.

It said that by the end of 2010 around 213 of those minors were still in custody and the number increased to 226 by March 2011.

The legal coordinator of the movement lawyer Iyad Misk said that 700 Palestinian minors from the West Bank face trials each year at the hands of the Israeli occupation authority after detention and interrogation.

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