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Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - The Israeli Magistrate court in Jerusalem extended Wednesday the arrest of minor prisoner Shaddad al-A’war,17, from Silwan town for other six months.

Lawyer from Addameer organization, Moahmmed Mahmoud, said the judge of the court sentenced al-A’war for six months. He has been serving a 13-month-sentence and is supposed to be released at the beginning of next May.

A’war was arrested on May 5,2013 and sentenced for 13 months last March. He was arrested six times before and served various periods in Israeli prisons that prevented him from continuing his study.

Despite international and Israeli law, occupation forces continue to arrest children. Approximately 700 Palestinian children under the age of 18 from the West Bank are prosecuted every year through Israeli military courts.

The most common charge against children is throwing stones, which under military law is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Currently 210 Palestinian children are held in Israeli prisons.

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