Sunday, March 20, 2011

Silwan committee: Detained children gone through behavioral changes

[ 19/03/2011 - 08:13 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- According to a study by the Silwan defense committee, children from Jerusalem's Silwan district have undergone marked behavioral changes after being detained in Israeli prisons.
The restrictions placed on them could have negative long-term effects, Silwan committee member Fakhri Abu Diab said in a press statement Friday.
He said dozens of children have been dealt with harshly in Israeli prisons and during investigations.
He pointed out several cases of hysteria, mental disorders, nightmares, fear of darkness, speech impediments and aggressive chills, illnesses not present prior to their detention.
He said families and teachers have noticed major behavioral changes after they were released from Israeli prisons.
Abu Diab called on children's rights groups to act urgently to protect Jerusalem's children and help treat those affected by the Israeli policy targeting.