Saturday, November 22, 2008

1000 Palestinian kids in Israeli jails

Press TV reports:

Nearly one thousand Palestinian children are imprisoned by the Israeli regime, a spokesman of Palestinian prisoners' affairs ministry says.

The spokesman said Israeli forces have detained at least eight thousands of Palestinian children since the start of the second Palestinian intifada (uprising) in 2000.

About one thousand of them are still in Israeli detention facilities, he added.

Marking World Children's Day, hundreds of Palestinians children on Thursday rallied in the Gaza Strip to protest the Israeli atrocities against children and the continued blockade on the region.

Demonstrators called on Israel to release all detainees.

According to the Palestinian figures, 800,000 Palestinian children suffer from poverty.

Israeli prisons incarcerate at least 11,500 Palestinians, including women and children, under harsh conditions.