The number of Palestinian child detainees in Israeli prisons is about 160 children
On Thursday, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) beat a Palestinian child and his mother in the city of Hebron, in the south of the occupied West Bank.
According to eyewitnesses, the Palestinian Official Agency reported that the Israeli occupation soldiers beat the child Muhannad Ammar Misk, adding that the attack took place in the Zahid area of Hebron city, where they were about to arrest him, while his mother and two other citizens tried to protect him from arrest, but the soldiers also beat them.
The occupation holds children in detention centres that lack the minimum standards of humanity, and deprives them of their right to education and medical treatment, in addition to denying entry of clothing, personal items, and cultural books.
The prison administration treats them like adult prisoners and storms their rooms and workshops, gassing, beating, handcuffing them, as well as imposing penalties on them by sending them to isolation cells and withdrawal of personal items.
The number of Palestinian child detainees in Israeli prisons is about 160 children, out of 4,650 detainees, according to Palestinian institutions concerned with prisoners’ affairs.