[Ppnews] Israel Army Kidnapped 28 Palestinian Children In The first Half Of May, Dozens Injured

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Fri May 17 10:54:20 EDT 2013

  Army Kidnapped 28 Children In The first Half Of May, Dozens Injured

author Friday May 17, 2013 03:03author by Saed Bannoura

293 Palestinian Children Kidnapped In The First Quarter Of 2013

    According to reports by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights
    (PCHR), based in Gaza, and the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in
    Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers continued their
    aggression against the Palestinian children, kidnaped 28 children,
    dozens of children have been injured by Israeli soldiers and
    settlers in the first half of this month.

On May 2, the army invaded Hares village, near the central West Bank 
city of Salfit, and kidnapped Ali Shamlawi, 16, Mahmoud Sultan, 15, and 
Ayoub Kleib, 18.

On May 3, the army invaded Azzoun, east of the northern West Bank city 
of Qalqilia, and kidnapped Abdul-Rahman Radwan, 16, and Yahia Adwan, 17, 
after violently attacking and beating them.

On May 5, the army invaded Aboud village, near the central West Bank 
city of Ramallah, and kidnapped one teenager, identified as Jihad Dar 
Saleh, 18, before taking him to the Ofer detention center, west of the 

On May 6, the army invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and 
kidnapped Ehab Thawabta, 16.
On May 7, the army invaded the Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, 
and kidnapped Saleh and Srour, 18.

On the same day, the army invaded Yatta town, near the southern West 
Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped Ahmad Morr, 16, and Suleiman Morr, 17.

In Jerusalem, the army kidnapped three children between the ages of 
seven and eight, during a nonviolent procession.

On May 8, the army and the police kidnapped Abdul-Rahim Barbar, 15, from 
Ras Al-Amoud, in occupied East Jerusalem, as he was heading to school.

On May 9, soldiers invaded Borqeen village, west of the northern West 
Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped four children between the ages of 16-18.

The soldiers also invaded Abu Dis, in Jerusalem, and kidnapped Mahmoud 
Jaffal, 15, and Mohammad Jaffal, 14.

The army further kidnapped Asef Mahmoud, 18, Qusai Moqada, 18, Lutfi Abu 
Laila, 18, and Naseem Shqier, in the Az-Zawiya village, near Salfit.

On May 10, the Israeli Police kidnapped Mohammad Al-'Awra, 15, in 
Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem.

On May 14, the army kidnapped Said Sabarna, 18, and Hakam Al-Allami, 16, 
from Beit Ummar town, near Hebron.

On May 15, the army kidnapped Mousa Halaiqa, 13, in Beit Einoun village, 
east of Hebron.

Children injured By Israeli fire:

May 2, two children identified as Ghassan Ikhlayyil, 17, and 'Ala 
Ikhlayyil, 17, were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets fired by the 
army in Beit Za'ta area, in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.

May 3, Israeli soldiers attacked and injured several children in Nabi 
Saleh village, near Ramallah, during the weekly protest against the Wall 
and Settlements.

May 11, seven children, between the ages of 10 and 13, have been injured 
after being attacked by Israeli soldiers in At-Tour neighborhood, in 
occupied East Jerusalem.

May 14, Hanin Bassem Al-Ja'bary, 7, was injured after a settler rammed 
her with his vehicle close to the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the Old City of 
Hebron. The settler fled the scene.

One the same day, dozens of school students have been treated for the 
effects of teargas inhalation in Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.

May 15, dozens of children have been injured after being violently 
attacked by Israeli soldiers in different parts of the West Bank as the 
Palestinians marked the Nakba anniversary when the Israeli armed forces 
and militias occupied the historic land of Palestine in 1948.

Statistic about detained children:

Palestinian Researcher, specialized in detainees' affairs, former 
detainee, Abdul-Nasser Farawna, stated that the Israeli army kidnapped 
nearly 9500 Palestinian children since the beginning of the Al-Aqsa 
Intifada in late September 2000, until May 7 2013.

Farawna said that statistics reveal that Israel kidnaps approximately 
760 children a year, and added that there are currently 243 Palestinian 
children under the age of 18, including 42 children under the age of 16, 
who are still imprisoned by Israel.

Farawna further stated that the army kidnapped 881 children in 2012, a 
%26 increase of the number of arrests targeting children in 2011.

The researcher said that this year witnessed a sharp increase and 
escalation in the Israeli violations against Palestinian children, as 
the Israeli army and the police kidnapped 293 Palestinian children in 
the first quarter of 2013.

He said that the number shows a %9.3 increase in the arrests targeting 
the children when compared to the same timeframe of last year, and a 
%34.4 increase of the same timeframe of 2011.

Two months ago, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) reported that 
the Israeli army is subjecting the detained Palestinian children to 
widespread and systematic abuse in direct violation of International Law.

The UNICEF <http://unicef.org.uk> said that approximately 700 
Palestinian children, between the ages of 12 and 17, are kidnapped, 
detained and interrogated by the Israeli army, the Police and security 
agents in the West Bank every year, Reuters said.

It further stated that the detained children are subject to cruel, 
inhuman and degrading treatment, and are punished in direct violation of 
the Convention on the Right of the Child, and the Convention against 

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