Month Of May: Israel Imposes $20,000 In Fines On 48 Palestinian Child Detainees

Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian child

Israeli forces, including soldiers disguised as Palestinians, violently arrest a Palestinian child in occupied Jerusalem on October 24, 2014.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), on Sunday, said that Israeli courts have imposed fines on imprisoned Palestinian children in the realm of 88,000 Shekels ($22,000), during the month of May alone.

Lawyer for PPS, Abdul-Fattah Doula, said that 48 Palestinian children have been detained during May, and that their sentences ranged between 3 and 30 months.

At the moment, there are about 500 Palestinian children in Israeli jails, according to the Palestinian News Network (PNN).

183 of them are reportedly being held in Ofer prison, 81 in Megiddo, 50 are on house arrest, in addition to  confinement in Israeli detention centers.

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