Child arrests and beatings have always been a source of embarrassment for the Israeli Police, particularly in Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem al-Quds. There, Palestinian residents warn that child arrests are frequent and often carried out in violation of the law.
Article 40 of the convention on the rights of the child addresses Juvenile justice: it states Children who are accused of breaking the law have the right to legal help and fair treatment in a justice system that respects their rights. And while Israel is a signatory to the Convention, stories of child abuse at its hands continue to surface.
Ibrahim Husseini, Press TV, al-Quds