Dozens protest arrests of east Jerusalem children near schools

February 8, 2015 19:48

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the capital’s City Hall in Safra Square Sunday morning to protest the arrests and detentions  of Arab children by police stationed near east Jerusalem schools.

According to Free Jerusalem and members of A-Tur’s PTA, which organized the demonstration, police routinely apprehend children suspected of illegal activity, disrupting the schools’ learning environment. 

“We came to ask the police and soldiers to not come near our schools,” said PTA member Khadr Abosibitan in a statement. “We do not want problems, we have a clear request: that police and soldiers leave our schools alone!”

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