Children are targeted by the Israeli government

Minor detainees give testimonies on torture, humiliation and maltreatment.

The lawyers of Commission of Detainees Affairs revealed testimonies of many children detainees who were subjected to torture, humiliation and maltreatment since the first moments of arrest and during interrogation.

Lawyers of the commission, Hiba Masalha and Luay Okkeh, submitted many of these testimonies during their visit to minors' sections in Megiddo and Ofer prisons.

Abdallah Odeh: kidney pains without treatment.

The 17-year- old detainee, Abdallah Samir Mahmood Odeh, from Huwara\ Nablus was arrested in 6/9/2016. He's imprisoned in Megiddo prison. He said that he has kidney pains, and couldn't sleep at night. They only give him painkillers.

He added that he was arrested from the border of Jordan, while he was travelling to Jordan to receive medical treatment. When he gave his passport to the Israeli employer to stamp it, she asked him to wait. He waited for 6 hours.

At 10:00 pm, an officer arrived, took him inside a room and asked him some personal questions. Then, the officer told him that he's under arrest. Police officers arrived, handcuffed him and blindfolded him, and took him to a close military camp.

He spent the night handcuffed till next day. He asked for water but they refused to give him. They also refused to let him go to the toilet.

They transferred him form the military camp to Huwara prison. Again, they refused to give him water or food. In the afternoon, he was transferred to Megiddo prison. During his existence at Huwara prison he has severe pains all over his body. A doctor came and checked on him without giving him any medication.

Mohammad Abu Alrob: arbitrary beating.

The 17-year-old detainee, Mohammad Salah Nayef Abo Alrob, from Noor Shams camp\ Tulkarem was arrested in 22/9/2016 and got imprisoned in Megiddo prison. He said that he got arrested from Altaybah city. He was walking in the neighborhood then he saw 4 police officers. They attacked him and took his cell phone, stroke him and handcuffed him. After that, they seated him in the police car and took him to a police station at Altaybah city. Inside the interrogation room, they turned on the air conditioner at low temperature in order to disturb him. They hit him on all parts of his body and did not allow him to call his family.

They took him to Petah Tikva Police Station after two hours. He remained there till the next day, and then transferred to Al Jalamah detention camp. They put him in a solitary confinement for nine days. He got interrogated many times for long hours. After the termination of interrogation, they transferred him to the minors' section at Megiddo prison.

Rafe' Qaddumi: intensive beating in the interrogation room.

The 17- year-old detainee, Rafe' Mohammad Yosif Qaddumi, from Kufr Qaddum\ Qaliqilia was arrested in 25/10/2016 at 8:00 am. He was going with his family to pick olives, and got stopped by a soldier. The soldier asked him about his name and ID and then told him that he's under arrest. He told the family to go to their land and then called for the military jeep. Rafe' remained sitting on the ground for hour and a half, then the jeep came. They handcuffed and blindfolded him and then pushed him inside the jeep. They took him to the headquarters of the Intelligence, where they interrogated him for two hours, and then transferred him to the minors' section at Megiddo prison.

Adam Darweesh: kidnaped by the settlers.

The 14-year-old detainee, Adam Mohammad Dawood Darweesh, from Aida camp\ Bethlehem was arrested in 10/1/2016 at 5:00 pm. A group of settlers entered the camp and pretended of being tourists. Suddenly, they attacked him and hit him. He tried to escape but failed. He said that they attacked him and tried to suffocate him so he could not breathe. He got blindfolded and handcuffed, and then transferred to Al Qubba military camp. He remained there till 12: am without receiving any food or water.

Ezz Al Deen Badwan: Kidnaped by settlers.

The 16-year-old detainee, Ezz Al Deen Mohammad Badwan, from Aida camp\ Bethlehem was arrested in 10/1/2016 at 5:00 pm. A group of settlers entered the camp and pretended of being tourists. Suddenly, they attacked him and hit him. They transferred him to Al Qubba military camp, where he remained till 12:00 am without receiving any food, so he stayed hungry for a long time. He got blindfolded and handcuffed, and then transferred to Atarot center where he remained till the next day. They interrogated him on throwing stones, but he did not confess.