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Israel arrests 160 Jerusalemites, mostly children

Jerusalem (IINA) � The Israeli police have arrested 160 Jerusalemites, mostly youths and minors, in the past five days, and expelled many activists and cadres from Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem’s Old City, said Issa Qaraqe, head of detainees’ affairs for the Palestinian Authority.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Qaraqe said the occupation authorities have enacted more laws to arrest Palestinian children, so that those who are accused of stone-throwing offences to be sentenced to two years of actual imprisonment. He noted that the rate of detention of children rose from 700 to 1,200 detainees annually.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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