Kort Nytt

How Israel takes its Revenge on Boys who throw Stones

Kilde: The Independent, 26. august 2011

?The boy, small and frail, is struggling to stay awake. His head lolls to the side, at one point slumping on to his chest. ?Lift up your head! Lift it up!? shouts one of his interrogators, slapping him. But the boy by now is past caring, for he has been awake for at least 12 hours, since he was separated at gunpoint from his parents at two that morning.?

?In most cases, children as young as 12 are hauled from their beds at night, handcuffed and blindfolded, deprived of sleep and food, subject to lengthy interrogations, then forced to sign a confession in Hebrew, a language few of them read.?

700.000. The estimated number of Palestinian children detained and prosecuted in Israeli military courts since 2000, shows a report by Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI).

?But the children are left traumatised, prone to nightmares and bed-wetting. Most have to miss a year of school, or even drop out.?

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