Israel Detained 57 Palestinian Minors in May

Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs have reported that Israeli courts have imposed fines on dozens of Palestinian minors detained in Ofer prison worth a cumulative sum of 10,740 dollars during the month of May alone.­­ 57 Palestinians under the age of 18 were detained in May and transferred to Ofer, making an average fine of $188 per prisoner, a significant sum given the high levels of unemployment and poverty in the occupied Palestinian territory, where the official monthly minimum wage is about 410 dollars.
 
The committee said that 23 of the minors were detained during house raids, 30 were detained off the street, two at Israeli military checkpoints, and two others after being summoned for interrogation. territory, where the official monthly minimum wage is about 410 dollars.
 
The committee accused Israel of “stealing Palestinian money” by imposing excessive fines on prisoners, claiming that the fines were used to finance the Israeli military and incarceration systems levied against Palestinians.
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