Rise in arrests of young Palestinians

Khaled Quzmar, General Director of Defense for Children International-Palestine. Photo: UN Radio Arabic Unit

The number of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli authorities has doubled in the past four years, according to an advocate from the region.

Khaled Quzmar, General Director of Defense for Children International-Palestine, says 440 young people have been detained, some as young as 12-years-old.

Mr Quzmar was at the UN to participate in a briefing aimed at raising awareness about Palestinian children who have been arrested for non-violent and violent acts of resistance.

This includes taking part in demonstrations or writing graffiti, to throwing stones or trying to stab Israeli forces or civilians.

Mr Quzmar talks to Dianne Penn about the rise in Palestinian child arrests.

Duration: 2'58"

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