Israel HR group raps Tel Aviv’s cruelty


PressTV –  Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:37AM

An Israeli robotic arm with a rifle attached to it injures a Palestinian kid in the occupied Palestinian lands. (File photo)
An Israeli human rights group has criticized the Tel Aviv regime forces for their unjust treatment of arrested Palestinian children.

The Israeli non-governmental human rights organization, B’Tselem, said in a report that out of 835 Palestinian minors indicted for hurling stones, only one was acquitted, Ynet reported on Monday.

The B’Tselem’s Monday report included severe criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinian minors that are brought to trial.

The Israeli military apprehends Palestinian children and youths on a frequent basis, imprisoning them in Israeli jails.

Indictments against 835 Palestinian minors for rock throwing were filed between 2005 and 2010, according to B’Tselem.

Some 93 percent of the Palestinian children convicted of hurling stones, including 19 kids under the age of 14, were sentenced to prison terms.

B’Tselem has also called for “the provisions of martial law to match the provisions of juvenile law without delay.”

Israeli violence remains an almost daily occurrence in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Tel Aviv regime launched an all-out military offensive on the Gaza Strip three days before the turn of 2009. The ensuing three-week war killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, most of whom were civilians including many women and children.



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