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Rufus Polson
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posted 12 February 2004 01:46 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Arbitrarily incarcerating and torturing kids


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At any given time there are probably hundreds of Palestinian children in detention, with some 350 in detention at the beginning of 2003. In 2002 one-fifth were between 13-14, the rest between 15-17. The military and police tend to target children between 12-17, but have arrested children as young as nine.

Children are arrested "at checkpoints, on the street, or at their homes by heavily armed Israeli soldiers in the middle of the night. The soldiers take them to detention centres in Israeli settlements or military camps… the children are interrogated. This almost always involves some form of torture or abuse, including sleep and food deprivation, threatening language, beatings with heavy batons, being punched and kicked, as well as being tied in painful and contorted positions for long periods of time…"


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Briguy
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posted 12 February 2004 01:59 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
C'mon, Rufus, let's not put words in other's mouths, especially not in the first post of a thread.

This sort of treatment (of children) is part and parcel of the formula which feeds violent reaction in the territories. Essentially, these arrests and abuses keep the cycle of violent reactions and re-reactions flowing.


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Rufus Polson
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posted 12 February 2004 03:01 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh, very well. I'll edit it. To be polite.
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