Palestinian families whose relatives are being held in Israeli jails protest in the West Bank city of Hebron, April 15, 2015. AFP/HAZEM BADER
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Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offenses" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, the parliament said Wednesday.Violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel since October has killed at least 218 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese, according to an AFP count.Israeli authorities claim that most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks. Manasra, a 14-year-old Palestinian, was convicted in May of the attempted murder of two Israelis in a knife attack last October.
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