Two injured Palestinian children in Israeli custody

Two injured Palestinian children in Israeli custody
Two Palestinian children suffering from bullet wounds remain in Israeli custody as minors continue to be at the forefront of clashes with the Israeli military.
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23 February, 2016
Palestinian children continue to face the brunt of Israeli forces [Getty]
Israeli authorities are holding two Palestinian children after they sustained bullet wounds from Israeli forces outside Ramallah.

One 14-year-old, Ayham Bassem Sabah is believed to be in stable condition after being shot in his left foot and undergoing surgery.

A second Palestinian minor, Omar Samir, 14, is being held after he sustained bullet wounds in his back and right chest.

Samir is conscious but is unable to move his feet, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Association.

The children sustained their injuries in clashes with Israeli forces and were arrested on Thursday.

Over 170 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and settlers since a wave of unrest spread across the occupied Palestinian territory in October.

The unrest has especially affected young Palestinians who have been on the front line of clashes with Israeli forces.

On Sunday, 15-year-old Diab Abu-al-Rub was killed near Nablus after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier.

Also in Nablus on Sunday, a 17-year-old girl, Luba al-Samri, was arrested at an Israeli check point with a knife.

Around 6,000 Palestinian minors have been detained by Israeli forces between 2010 and 2015, according to official Palestinian statistics.