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From: Inside Story

Why does Israel continue to jail Palestinian children?

Israel has reportedly detained more than 900 Palestinian children in 2018.

The arrest of Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi in December 2017 sparked international outrage.

It also drew attention to the plight of hundreds of other young Palestinians locked up in Israeli prisons each year.

This week, two of the youngest Palestinian prisoners, Shadi Farrah and Ahmad al-Zatari – both aged 15 – were released after three years of detention. 

Rights groups say some of the teens behind bars are interrogated, beaten and made to confess to minor offences.

Israel denies the allegations and says every case is documented and filmed.

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Yariv Oppenheimer – political commentator and former director of Peace Now 

Yara Hawari – Palestinian activist and policy fellow at Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network

Mustafa Barghouti – Palestinian politician and general secretary at the Palestinian National Initiative