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UN Radio Arabic Unit

Rise in arrests of young Palestinians

The number of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli authorities has doubled in the past four years, according to an advocate from the region.

Khaled Quzmar, General Director of Defense for Children International-Palestine, says 440 young people have been detained, some as young as 12-years-old.

Mr Quzmar was at the UN to participate in a briefing aimed at raising awareness about Palestinian children who have been arrested for non-violent and violent acts of resistance.