Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 16:03
Deep poverty and a poor educational system have pushed 500 to 1,000 children to work in the illegal Israeli agricultural settlements in the Jordan Valley. They work for a very low wage under harsh conditions.
No children were released from Israeli jails and detention centers as part of the recent prisoner exchange, while human rights agencies add that many Palestinian children in Israeli prisons are being tortured.
Israel’s decision to deny seven-month-old Nouralden Issa Abbassi a Jerusalem identification card — and by extension block his right to access public health services and education — has left his family anxious and concerned for the future.