Report by Mona Kandil, PressTV, 29 March 2015
The unjust and terrifying treatment of Palestinian children by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank has been escalating lately. Recent videos have emerged exposing masked Israeli soldiers storming several Palestinian homes in al-Khalil at midnight, to interrogate minors as suspects for throwing stones at Israeli army.
In the recent particular attack, the Israeli soldiers only searched through the apartments’ contents and identified and photographed the minors who live there. No one was arrested. However, when children were detained in the past, they were tied and blindfolded. And of course, the journey of torture started from the moment the underage were arrested, during interrogation process and after they were held behind bars.
Every year, almost 700 Palestinian children are being put on trial in Israeli military courts and thousands others continue to face ill-treatment by the Israeli military.
Palestinian human rights organizations say the Israeli military insist on mistreating children in occupied territories, as if they are potential criminals. This is why Palestinians demand that such incidents are internationally questioned and Israeli soldiers are prosecuted.