Israel is currently holding 400 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons and detention centers, 119 of them are from Jerusalem.
Farehan Farrah, mother of prisoner Shadi Farrah, 12 years old: “I’m addressing all mothers all over the world, if they would put themselves in my shoes for a moment, or for a night, where her child is away from her, taken away, by force and unjustly. How would a mother feel? My child, who every morning before going to school, gives me a hug, that moment, I would not trade it for the world. My child is the most precious thing that is mine. Home and land belong to God.”
The film, Precarious Childhood: Arrests of Jerusalemite Children addresses the process of arrest, interrogation, and the policy of house arrest and their effects on children. It provides accounts of children who were arrested in order to highlight a larger policy of persecution and targeting of Palestinian children in Jerusalem.
The video has been produced for الضمير لرعاية الأسير Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association by ODEH FILMS