malaakOn 21 January, 14-year-old Palestinian girl Malaak al-Khatib was sentenced to 2 months in Israeli prison. Malaak has been imprisoned since 31 December 2014, and her detention repeatedly extended during that time, on accusations of “throwing stones” at Israeli occupation soldiers at the settler bypass road closed to Palestinians near her school. Her detention has been extended 3 times since her original arrest. She is one of around 500-700 Palestinian children are detained and arrested by the Israeli occupation forces each year. If children are charged at all, it is usually with “throwing stones.”