The youngest Palestinian child detainees

The youngest Palestinian child prisoners are:

- Shadi Farrah and his friend Ahmed Zaatari, both 12 when caught in December. Palestinians say they "snuck over" the East Jerusalem security wall just to "hang out" and "have a look around." Israel says they were caught at a light railway station carrying knives. They have both been charged with planning an attack and possession of knives.

- Cousins Muawiya and Ali Alqam, 14 and 12, were 13 and 11 when they stabbed and moderately injured an Israeli security guard inside a Jerusalem light railway in November, according to security cameras, witnesses and hospital officials.

Muawiya said it was revenge in the name of a cousin who was shot dead during an attack near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, according to his lawyer, who reportedly has reached a plea bargain under which Muawiya would serve a sentence of six and a half years. The plea bargain is expected to be officially announced in July. Ali was being held at a juvenile rehabilitation centre.

- Ahmed Manasra, now 14, was 13 when he and a 15-year-old cousin - according to security cameras, witnesses and hospital officials - stabbed and seriously injured two Israelis in an East Jerusalem settlement in October. Manasra was convicted of two counts of attempted murder in May, and is awaiting a sentence. His cousin was shot dead during the knife attack.

The youngest Palestinian girl ever held by Israel, Dima al-Wawi, was released in April after 75 days in detention.

Last update: Wed, 22/06/2016 - 12:03

More from World

Top NATO officer: 150 Turkish officers recalled, retired after coup

About 150 Turkish officers, some responsible for training others, were recalled or retired from NATO high command in...

Erdogan says era of trade in local currencies set to begin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed up his ambitions for the lira Wednesday, saying the era of local...

West demands a ceasefire in Aleppo as Russia seeks rebel surrender

Six Western powers demanded Wednesday an "immediate ceasefire" to bring aid into rebel-held Aleppo, warning "a...

Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

Time magazine named US president-elect Donald Trump as the 2016 Person of the Year, a pick that its editor called a...

Plane carrying at least 48 people crashes in northern Pakistan

A commercial aircraft carrying at least 48 people crashed in northern Pakistan on Wednesday after it took off for...