Israel detains 14-year-old Palestinian in E. Jerusalem

23 other Palestinians rounded up in overnight raids across Israeli-occupied West Bank

Israel detains 14-year-old Palestinian in E. Jerusalem

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli police at dawn Thursday entered a Palestinian hospital in East Jerusalem where they detained an injured 14-year-old Palestinian child, according to an Israeli police statement.

“During the night, a 14-year-old boy attempted to throw a Molotov cocktail in East Jerusalem,” the statement read.

“During the attempt, the Molotov cocktail went off in his hand, causing his injury,” it added.

According to the police, Israeli forces detained the boy from East Jerusalem’s Al-Makassed Hospital, later taking him to an Israeli hospital for treatment. 

Roughly 6,400 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli prisons, including dozens of women and scores of children, according to Palestinian figures. 

About 450 of these are being held under what Israel calls "administrative detention" where they face neither trial nor charge.

 

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