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Israeli forces arrested a child in Wadi Rahel

Jerusalem24 – Local sources in the village of Wadi Rahal, south of Bethlehem, said that an Israeli military force moved into the center of the village on Tuesday evening and arrested the child 13-year-old child, Jawdat Muhammad Fawagra. The soldiers handcuffed his hands in front of the citizens and took him to an undisclosed destination.

According to the same sources, Fawagra is the second child arrested by the Israel from the same village within 24 hours, as the Israeli military had previously surrounded the village school yesterday, and arrested the child 13-year-old Muhammad Ataf Abdullah in front of the school.

A picture taken of Abdullah, showed him being handcuffed with plastic handcuffs, and surrounded by at least two soldiers, and he was crying.

Muhammad al-Zaghloul, head of the Association of Freed Prisoners in Bethlehem, told the Palestinian daily newspaper, Al-Quds, that the targeting of children by Israel is an old and new policy, and they deliberately pursue, abuse and arrest children, and in some cases execute some of them on the ground.

He said that the image of the child Abdullah confirms once again that the Israeli violations are serious and the world that calls itself free must prevent these violations.

He also stressed that Palestinian children suffer constantly because of the occupation, which deprives them of all their rights, such as the right to play, travel, treatment and education.

He added, “The occupation does not respect international standards and principles related to the protection of children, and continues to violate international agreements related to childhood, such as the right to education, health, play and movement. He added that the occupation policies target children with field executions, imprisoning them, issuing unfair sentences, exorbitant financial fines, depriving them of their right to education and safe access to their schools, in addition to closing some of them.”

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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