"My bro, do you know that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Israeli settlers have killed 1337 Palestinian children since the Aqsa intifada in late September 2000 until late 2010? Its an alarming figure but the international community seems to ignore it. What have the children done to them?"
The figure was released by the Ahrar Research Center on Friday. The study said the children were killed in direct murder crimes or during shelling, random firing, confrontations, and targeting residential areas.
The biggest number of children killed was in Gaza (977) followed by Nablus (92) then Jenin (77).
The study also said that the IOF detained around 3300 Palestinian children in 2010 and around 11000 in the past three years, including 103 girls.
Fuad Al-Khafsh, director of the Ahrar center, held the Israeli occupation authority fully responsible for crimes committed against those Palestinian minors. He asked human rights groups and all concerned institutions to prosecute IOF leaders and Israeli security apparatuses for such crimes.
In a related development, IOF soldiers stormed Zabuba village west of Jenin on Friday night and took away a 16-year-old boy from his home.
Witnesses reported that the soldiers broke into several homes and questioned their owners after searching them.
Such a brutality on Palestinian children happens everyday in Gaza and other occupied territories. Why are the Israeli kidnapping or killing them? To avoid them from growing up to join intifadah!