5,700 Palestinians, including 700 children, kidnapped & arrested by Israeli occupying forces so far in 2017

Tamimi boy being manhandled

A Palestinian human rights group for prisoners reports that Israel has kidnapped & arrested 5,700 Palestinians, including 700 children, since the start of 2017. Most are manhandled, many are physically assaulted, some have been released, hundreds have been placed in administrative detention & held indefinitely without charge or trial.

The incident pictured here has become iconic of Israeli violence toward Palestinian kids. In August 2015, an Israeli soldier was assaulting 11-year-old Mohammed Tamimi from the Palestinian family noted for fearless activism in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. The incident became notorious internationally because Mohammed had a broken arm when he was assaulted & his sister, mother, & others jumped on the soldier to get him off the boy.

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(Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP)