At the end of February, there were 423 Palestinian children in the custody of the Israeli authorities - including seven girls and six children held without charge or trial in administrative detention.
This figure represents a 37.8% increase over the corresponding period in 2008. - MORE
CHILDREN OF PALESTINIAN PRISONERS
In 2007, BĺTselem reported that "[a]lmost 9,000 Palestinians are being held in prisons inside Israel, in violation of international humanitarian law. In hundreds of cases, Israel forbids adult relatives to visit, so it is left to children under 16 to maintain the family contact."
ETHNIC CLEANSING IN SLOW MOTION
Health-wise, the situation is no better. 10% of Palestinian children now have stunted growth, reports The Lancet medical journal. "The trend for stunting among children is increasing, and the concern is about the long-term effects." There has been no decline in death rates of children and expectant women. - Link
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