Israel’s Imprisonment of Palestinian Children

According to PSC,

Israel is the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes children in military courts – between 500 and 700 each year. Since 2012, Israel has held an average of 204 Palestinian children in custody each month, according to data provided by the Israel Prison Service. Ill-treatment in the Israeli military detention system remains “widespread, systematic, and institutionalised throughout the process,” according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, Children in Israeli Military Detention Observations and Recommendation.

According to International Law, a child is defined as a human
under the age of 18 years. Under Israeli military detention,
Palestinian children as young as 12 are routinely:
Taken from their homes at gunpoint in night-time raids by
Blindfolded, bound and shackled.
Interrogated without a lawyer or relative being present
and with no audio-visual recording.
Put into solitary confinement.
Forced to sign confessions (often in Hebrew – a language
they do not understand.

I have written to Sandy Martin in regard to this abhorrent matter.

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