The Israeli army arrested 14-year-old Mohammad Atef Hamdan Taha and his brother Mahmoud, 13, in the old city of Hebron on Monday.The boys’ parents told the Palestine News Network that Israeli Occupation Forces detained their two children near the Ibrahimi mosque at Abu al-Rish checkpoint and took them to an unknown location.

According to a report by the Save the Children Foundation and the East Jerusalem YMCA Rehabilitation Program, the Israeli military arrests 700 Palestinian children every year. There are currently an estimated 280 Palestinian children in Israeli military prisons.

Since the year 2000, the Alternative Information Center (AIC) estimates that about 8000 children have been arrested in contravention of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), to which Israel is a signatory.