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2016 ‘Deadliest Year’ For West Bank Children in Decade

Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and al-Quds in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defense for Children International (DCI) said.

The organization’s chapter in the occupied Palestinian territories recorded the killings of 32 Palestinian children (under 18), making 2016 “the deadliest year of the past decade” for them, the group said in a recent report.

Many of those killings happened during Israeli military raids on Palestinian towns in the occupied West Bank, confrontations with the Israeli army or during unarmed protests.