Palestinian boy shows an Israeli soldier a portrait of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with writing below it in English which reads ‘You are a terrorist’ during a protest in the West Bank village of Maasarah on September 30, 2011 in support of thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, who are on a hunger strike.
Israel stops Palestinian children on the grounds that they threw stones against its glorious army and locks them in prisons with Israeli adult common criminals. Children are exposed to sexual assault and racist violence on an ongoing basis, these treatments being considered part of their sentence. Similarly, children experience violence during interrogations and physical torture, sexual and psychological abuse usually reserved for adults. In addition, these children are deprived of their rights to education, personal hygiene and a healthy & adequate diet. These children are most often arrested during night raids at their homes and are then bound and immobilized in postures unbearable as Israeli soldiers searched the house, destroying everything they find and brutalize other family members for hours in the presence of the child prisoner. Then, the child prisoners are detained in secret locations whose parents have no knowledge, for days and even weeks, in violation of all international conventions and regulations that guarantee the rights of political prisoners adults and minors. neverdancewiththedevil