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Ahed Tamimi is one of hundreds of children imprisoned in Israel

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Incarcerated Palestinian children weather abuses often worse than many adults in U.S. prison systems. In reports conducted  between 2012 and 2015, around 75 percent of children surveyed experienced violence after their arrest, and almost all were denied access to legal counsel and had no parents with them during their interrogation. With a conviction rate  of nearly 100 percent, Israel guarantees that any child’s rebuttal to the occupation will almost assuredly be met with detainment in a violent and unsafe environment. Fighting for Ahed Tamimi’s justice is a move for all of Palestine’s wrongfully incarcerated children.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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