In East Jerusalem, Lacking Options, Throwing Stones

Abby Zimet

Photos by Ammar Awad of Reuters of a child's arrest in East Jerusalem. More here.

Jerusalem police "systematically violate the law" several times a day
in their treatment of Palestinian kids who allegedly throw stones, a report
from an Israeli human rights group charges. The routine: wake boys as
young as 8 in the middle of the night, haul them in without their
parents using violence and handcuffs, hold them for a week, sentence
them to months of house arrest, which often means they miss school. Why
do they keep doing it? What are their options?

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