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Israel has killed 1 Palestinian teen every 3 days in past 13 years
Friday July 4, 2014 11:11 AM, Agencies

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013 - an equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years.

The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel's occupation has now reached 6,000, according to a report by

"The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1," said a spokesman, "but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis."

Noting that 2012 saw an unprecedented rise in the number of children arrested by Israeli forces, the report pointed out that 9,000 Palestinians under 18 years old have been arrested since the end of September 2000.

Almost half of the Palestinian population is under 18.

Over two hundred and fifty Palestinian minors are being held in prison by Israel; 47 of them are children under 16 years of age.

The statistics are significant as Israeli forces are engaged in unprecedented aggression against the Palestinians ever since the dead bodies of three of its teenagers were found outside Hebron in West Bank.

A day after the funeral of these teens, Mohammed Abu Khdair, a 17-year-old from the city's Shuafat neighbourhood was abducted and murdered in east Jerusalem. According to the witnesses, Khdair was abducted around 3.45 a.m. and thrown into a car by two or three men as he was walking to the mosque.

Following the incident, the Arab-dominated East Jerusalem witnessed largest clashes in years with nearly a dozen people injured.

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