Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Undercover police expel minors arrested at scene of alleged stone throwing

[ 31/10/2010 - 03:52 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- An undercover Israeli security unit assaulted and arrested a group of children at the scene of an alleged rock throwing incident and turned them in for questioning, locals reported.
The sources said despite being under 14 years of age, courts set NIS 2,000-3,000 bail bonds on a number of the children and they were placed on house arrest outside of their homes in Jerusalem’s Arab Silwan neighborhood.
Some of the children were sent to Al-Khalil and Shi’fat without regard for their scholastic obligations.
Commenting on the situation, one of the children’s guardians said Israeli police penalize children without consideration for their social or educational statuses, adding that Israel’s Jerusalem municipality does not provide cultural or recreational services to children in Silwan.
A parent of an underage arrestee said: What does the Israeli police expect from a child in Silwan when he sees how Israeli soldiers disrespect and insult his mother and spit on his father?
Undercover Israeli units have employed various methods to carry out arrests on minors. One boy Ahmed Hasouna, 13, was arrested by police pretending to harvest olives. He was then expelled to Al-Khalil where he has been serving house arrest.