On the 28th of January 2016, five teenage boys from Hares were officially sentenced to 15 years imprisonment following an accident in which a settler’s car was involved. The only evidence to convict these 16-year old boys was confessions written…
A teen injured by a live fire in Kafr Qaddoum On Friday November 6, after midday prayers an 18 year old was shot in the thigh with live ammunition by an Israeli sniper on during the weekly protest . The…
Black chronicles of Palestine, October 2015 Day in day out the news is of the murder and injury of unarmed Palestinians, many of them children, on the streets of the occupied Palestinian towns and villages. A monstrous scenario has been developed…
“All three times the Israeli soldiers raided our home, it was on a Wednesday. Now my children, my husband and I get no sleep on Wednesday nights. We are up all night waiting for them to come back.”
“My son is sick. Within one year, they arrested him three times. During one arrest, they shackled him as he shook and cried…. he was terrified.”
Situated along the main Hebron-Jerusalem road, across the street from a University, sits the heavily fenced and concrete blockaded main entrance to Al Arroub Palestinian refugee camp. Taysir, a 39 year old former prisoner of the Israeli goverment and resident…
“They dragged him into the bitter cold with no jacket, no socks and no shoes. I rushed outside and forced a jacket over him and socks and shoes on his feet. That is when I first noticed that my nephew had also been arrested.”
“Two years of my son’s life went by and instead of him dreaming like any other child, instead of dreaming of a future, he is dreaming of getting out of prison.”
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On the first day of the year 2015 Israeli occupation beat and kidnapped an 18-year-old from Nablus city in broad daylight. The teen had been giving out red roses to Palestinian drivers at Huwara checkpoint.
Harassment and arrests by the army is just a part of the issues residents of Qarawat have to deal with day in day out.
Currently Israel keeps around 200 Palestinian children in its occupation prisons. Many of them are from ‘Azzun.
Hundreds of Palestinians are being kidnapped and incarcerated every week in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank.
1 June was International Children’s Day. It was also the 444th day the five Hares Boys – all under 18 – have spent in prison.