As the school year in the occupied Palestinian territories begins, more than 300 Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli occupation did not go to their schools, today.

Director of Palestinian Prisoners Centre for Studies Raafat Hamadaouna said, on Monday, that the Israeli occupation “deprives the Palestinian children from their simple rights –going to school.”

Hamadouna said that the number is higher than 300, but, due to the lack of official statistics because of Israeli restrictions, he did not give an exact number.

The director of the NGO said that there are also three girls among the Palestinian children inside the Israeli occupation jails.

In addition to preventing Palestinian children from their right to be educated, the Israeli occupation prevents more than 1,200 patient Palestinian prisoners from proper treatment, including 400 suffering from chronic diseases.

According to Days of Palestine, rights groups estimate the number of Palestinians inside the Israeli occupation jails to be some 6,500, including more than 400 under administrative detention, without charge or trial, 60 women and eight MPs.