Israeli forces ‘detain 10-year-old Palestinian boy’ in Silwan

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained a 10-year-old Palestinian boy in the Silwan neighborhood on Monday evening, a local information center said.

Majdi Abbasi of the Wadi Hilweh information center told Ma’an that Israeli forces in the Ein al-Luza area of the neighborhood detained 10-year-old Rashid Abu Sarah, took off his shirt, blindfolded him, and took him away in a military jeep.

Israeli forces also fired stun grenades in the neighborhood, Abbasi said.

He did not have further information about the boy’s arrest.

An Israeli police spokesman told Ma’an he was not familiar with the incident.

Over the past decade, Israeli forces have arrested, interrogated and prosecuted around 7,000 children between 12 and 17, mostly boys, according to a 2013 report by the UN Children’s Fund.

The rate of child arrests is equivalent to “an average of two children each day,” the UNICEF report says.

thanks to: Maan News Agency

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