Jerusalem24 – Five Palestinian children were arrested yesterday, 10th of March by the Israeli military while picking flowers and gathering wild vegetables, near an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. The children were arrested at the request of illegal Israeli settlers from Havat Ma’on who drove them away and called the military. Their ages were between 8 and 12. The arrests were ordered and carried out by Israeli military Majors and Captains and children were taken to the police station at Kiryat Arba.
After at least three hours in a police station, the children were released. Two of the children are summoned for interrogation this Sunday. DCI-Palestine documents approximately 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested by the Israeli military every year. This is the reality and trauma Palestinian children face while living under Israel’s brutal apartheid.
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