Tagged: Children

Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children Op-Eds & Analysis
Azadeh Shahshahani, The Nation

Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children

Today, to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, about 1,000 prisoners have begun a hunger strike in protest against decades of arbitrary arrest and inhumane treatment. Approximately 6,300 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 300 children.

about 1 week ago
Israeli Army ‘Among World’s Child Rights Violators’ News Roundup
Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera English

Israeli Army ‘Among World’s Child Rights Violators’

Flanked by his mother and aunt, Ahmed Mahmoud strolled up the narrow street that leads to the main road in Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem. It was mid-afternoon in early December 2016, and the 15-year-old had recently earned...

about 3 weeks ago
Inside Gaza’s ‘Recycled Library’ News Roundup
Ali Dolah, Al-Monitor

Inside Gaza’s ‘Recycled Library’

In an era where social media is the name of the game, people are no longer reading books in the Gaza Strip. But some young girls who believe that reading is an intrinsic part of education have provided a glimmer of hope...

on March 20, 2017
Palestinian Amputee, 14, Recalls Detention by Israeli Forces: ‘I Wasn’t Afraid of Being Hit’ News Roundup
Gideon Levy and Alex Levac, Haaretz

Palestinian Amputee, 14, Recalls Detention by Israeli Forces: ‘I Wasn’t Afraid of Being Hit’

He’s no longer a boy. It’s hard to believe he’s just 14. Not by his appearance, not by his speech, certainly not by what he’s undergone in the past two years. He tells his story in a dry, businesslike manner...

on March 17, 2017
No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives News Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives

Atta Sabah had little hope for justice after an Israeli soldier shot him while he was attempting to retrieve his book bag from a field behind his school. “I’m not expecting anything to happen to [the soldier who shot me],”...

on March 13, 2017
2016 ‘Deadliest Year’ for West Bank Children in Decade News Roundup
Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera

2016 ‘Deadliest Year’ for West Bank Children in Decade

Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defence for Children International (DCI) has said. The organisation's chapter in the occupied...

on January 4, 2017
15-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi Denied Visa by State Dept for US Speaking Tour News Roundup
Kate, Mondoweiss

15-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi Denied Visa by State Dept for US Speaking Tour

Ahed Tamimi was slated to be part of the No Child Behind Bars/Living Resistance speaking tour that is to tour the US beginning on January 15, 2017, but according to an email sent out yesterday by the Friends of Sabeel North America...

on December 21, 2016
Teacher With Down Syndrome Breaks Stereotypes for Gaza’s Mentally Disabled Students News Roundup
Mohammed Asad, Mondoweiss

Teacher With Down Syndrome Breaks Stereotypes for Gaza’s Mentally Disabled Students

Hiba Anis Mustafa Shurafa guides students in her Gaza classroom, instructing them on the art of how to hold a pen and keep a steady hand when writing out letters. She understands the task is challenging because, like her students, Shurafa has Down syndrome.

on November 30, 2016
Israeli Court Sentences 14 Year-Old Palestinian to 12 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Court Sentences 14 Year-Old Palestinian to 12 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder

Israel's Jerusalem district court sentenced a 14-year-old Palestinian, Ahmad Manasra, to 12 years in prison on Monday. Manasra was convicted of attempted murder for carrying out a stabbing attack on Oct. 12, 2015 that left two Israelis seriously injured.

on November 7, 2016
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