Children . . . Detainees / أطفال . . . معتقلین
Mohammad Saba’aneh, born in 1979, is a Palestinian cartoonist in Jenin. His Web site is <www.jffra.com>. This cartoon was published in Maktoob.com on 6 May 2010; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes. According to Defence for Children International – Palestine Section (DCI-Palestine), “Each year an average of 9,000 Palestinians are prosecuted in two Israeli military courts operating in the West Bank, including 700 children,” and “[s]ince 2000, around 6,500 Palestinian children have been detained” (“Palestinian Child Prisoners: The Systematic and Institutionalised Ill-treatment and Torture of Palestinian Children by Israeli Authorities,” June 2009).