'Endless Trip to Hell': Israel Jails Hundreds of Palestinian Boys a Year. These Are Their Testimonies

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Israeli forces detain Palestinian Fevzi El-Junidi, 14, following clashes in the West Bank city Hebron, December 2017.
Israeli forces detain Palestinian Fevzi El-Junidi, 14, following clashes in the West Bank city Hebron, December 2017.Credit: Wisam Hashlamoun / Anadolu Agency
Netta Ahituv
Netta Ahituv
Netta Ahituv
Netta Ahituv

It was a gloomy, typically chilly late-February afternoon in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, between Bethlehem and Hebron. The weather didn’t deter the children of the Abu-Ayyash family from playing and frolicking outside. One of them, in a Spiderman costume, acted the part by jumping lithely from place to place. Suddenly they noticed a group of Israeli soldiers trudging along the dirt trail across the way. Instantly their expressions turned from joy to dread, and they rushed into the house. It’s not the first time they reacted like that, says their father. In fact, it’s become a pattern ever since 10-year-old Omar was arrested by troops this past December.

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