Palestinian Ministry of Detainees and Ex-detainees said that Israeli forces have arrested 10,000 Palestinians since the outbreak of second Intifada in September 2000.
On the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the second Intifada, also known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada, the ministry said in a report that Israel is holding 250 children in prisons and detention camps.
The Al-Aqsa Intifada broke out in September 28, 2000, following a visit by former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The ministry said that 90 percent of the children were arrested from their homes during arrest campaigns that the Israeli army usually carries after midnight. The ministry added that the majority of them were forced to sign confessions written in Hebrew.
According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and prisoner advocacy groups, there are currently thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, many of whom have been rounded up…
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