Israel collected $16,000 fines from child prisoners in October

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The Prisoners and Ex-prisoner affairs committee on Sunday reported  that the total of fines imposed on the child prisoners held in the Ofer detention camp during the month of October reached approximately 62,000 shekels (over 16,000 USD).

The number of children sentenced during that month was 27, and prison terms ranged from 45 days and up to 22 months.

During the past month, 26 minors were transferred to the “Cubs” section of Ofer Detention Center, 18 were arrested from houses, 2 while on roads, 3 at military checkpoints, 2 were arrested after the summons, and 1 was arrested for not owning a permit to enter Jerusalem.

Of those arrested in October, two were arrested after being shot and 8 others were beaten and abused during their arrest and taken to Israeli interrogation centers.

In a related context, PCHR’s report documented the Israeli soldiers’ aggression on a young man and a young man who were recently arrested and beaten by Israeli soldiers during their arrest. They included Salah Salah Shakarna, 16, from Nahalin, Bethlehem District, 24, from Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem.