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Palestinian children live life of hardship in Israeli lockup

More than 350 Palestinian children are behind Israeli bars, where human rights groups say they endure mistreatment.

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Some Palestinian children have been tried in absentia, while the majority receive what rights groups call unreasonably harsh sentences [Shatha Hammad/Al Jazeera]

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Omar al-Rimawi has not been home since he was arrested by Israeli troops more than two years ago, but his photos line the walls of the halls and rooms of his home.

Although just 16 years old now, Omar could be sentenced to life in prison stemming from his arrest on February 18, 2016.

Samir Mahmoud al-Rimawi, Omar’s 49-year-old father, and Lana, his mother, have attended more than 40 court sessions in that time.

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