“B’tselem” report: “Caution: Children Ahead – The Illegal Behavior of the Police toward Minors in Silwan Suspected of Stone Throwing“, December 2010
This report reviews the arrests and detention of minors in Silwan over a year (1 November 2009 to 31 October 2010) and examines the manner in which the law-enforcement authorities carry out their obligations under the Youth Law.
The report shows that, over the past year, at least 81 Palestinian minors from Silwan, East Jerusalem, have been arrested or detained for questioning on suspicion of stone throwing. Many were arrested at night, some were questioned without a parent present, and many said the arrest was violent. These methods breach Israel’s Youth Law and other laws it applies to East Jerusalem.
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