Israeli regime forces kill dozens of  Palestinian kids each year

Israeli regime forces kill dozens of Palestinian kids each year

 A children rights group said in July that Israeli forces had killed over two dozen Palestinian kids since the beginning of 2018. Defense for Children International says the kids were killed while they posed no threat to the Israeli soldiers during protest rallies. 

The then United Nations rights chief had called on Israel to release the some 440 Palestinian children it is holding in so-called administrative detention.

"Israel should immediately charge, or release, all of them," said Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, while noting that the Tel Aviv regime's administrative detention system is a "fundamental human rights violation."

 He added that based on international law the detention of minors should only be carried as a last resort.

"And whether for children or for adults, detention without trial, on evidence that is often kept secret, under often indefinitely renewable administrative detention orders, contravenes Israel's obligations under international law, and must come to an end," he added, while addressing a meeting focused on the recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip.    

 In additon, Israeli forces routinely kill Palestinian children for sport in order to terrorize the population in the occupied territories and the besieged Gaza Strip, says an activist.

“Child killing has become so routine” that the Israelis massacre Palestinian kids for sport, Mick Napier with the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign earlier said

According to the commentator, Palestine is the only place where the Israeli forces are “killing children for sport” to “terrorize” the population.  

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held at Israeli jails. Hundreds of the inmates have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of administrative detention.

Some Palestinian prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years.

Palestinian inmates regularly stage hunger strikes in protest at the administrative detention policy and their harsh prison conditions in Israeli jails.

Zeid also slammed what he referred to as Israel's arbitrary detention and arrest of human rights activists and Israel's increased assaults against Palestinians.    

Nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the “Great March of Return” began in the Gaza Strip on March 30.

A total of 14,811 Palestinians have also sustained injuries, of whom 366 are reportedly in critical condition.

The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.

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