Report: Israel arrested 95,000 Palestinian minors since 1967

UN report shows number of Palestinian minors detained by Israel as 95,000 since imposition of martial law in 1967

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

According to a United Nations humanitarian study, around 95,000 under-aged Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli authorities with no legal mandate or proper trial since 1967.

The report says that since the imposing of martial law by Israel in 1967, the occupied West Bank has witnessed an average of five children imprisoned or detained per day, according to information provided by the Israeli military and the UN.

UNICEF previously disseminated similar information , in which it was stated that "the ill-treatment of children, who come in contact with the military detention system, appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised."

The report included over 300 pages of legitimate proof regarding the ill-treatment of Palestinian children held captive in Israeli prisons.

Over half of the detained Palestinian children had shown obvious evidence of torture, and 200 of the tortured detainees were in fact minors.

The report details were published by the rights group Military Court Watch (MCW) to the ‘UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.’

The Palestinian officials having joined the International Criminal Court earlier this year, recently announced that they will be filing lawsuits against Israel for their continuous war crimes against the Palestinian people; especially regarding the war launched on Gaza in the summer of 2014.

The 2014 war on Gaza saw over 2,100 Palestinians killed, most of whom were civilians, as well as the death of 67 Israeli soldiers and six Israeli civilians. 16,245 homes were destroyed due to the war that continued for 50 days before  a cease-fire put an end to it last August .

Last year's Israeli-Palestinian peace talks failed to reach its objective after the Palestinian side declared a coalition government with the Gaza-based Hamas authorities following Israel’s failure to stop illegal settlement building on illegally occupied Palestinian land.

TRTWorld and agencies