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UN Report: Israeli Abuse Of Palestinian Children In Prison is Systematic

SOURCE: HUFFINGTON POST The ill-treatment of Palestinian minors held within the Israeli military detention system is “widespread, systematic and institutionalised,” according to a report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund. UNICEF’s 22-page report examines the Israeli military court system for holding Palestinian children and found evidence of practices it said were “cruel, inhuman and […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

14-Year-Old Sentenced to Four Months in Prison for “Throwing Stones”

SOURCE:  ALKARAMA On 3 August 2015, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding the case of Amer Bajawi, a Palestinian teenager arrested on 23 May 2015 and sentenced to four months of imprisonment by a military court for “throwing stones.” The case of Amer fits into […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

Journalism Student & Folk Dancer, Lina Khattab, Sentenced to Six Months

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER On February 17, 2015, journalism student and folk dancer, Lina Khattab, was sentenced to six months in HaSharon Prison and a 6000 Shekel fine. Khattab, 17 years of age, also received a three-year suspended sentence for what the Israeli Military Court called “participating in a protest in solidarity with […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

Palestine’s youngest political prisoner welcomed back to Ramallah

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR Amongst a host of events to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, families of political prisoners gathered outside the Ramallah offices of the International Red Cross to welcome 15 year old Khaled al-Sheikh back from prison. Khaled al-Sheikh was the youngest Palestinian locked up in the Israeli prison system following his arrest from […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

Since March 2013, Five Boys in Prison From Town of Hares

SOURCE:  HUFFINGTON POST Since March 15, 2013, five Palestinian boys from Hares have been held in detention for alleged attempted murder by way of stone throwing. The Hares Boys are a symbol of oppressed youth under occupation rule. The events surrounding the arrests and subsequent trials held in Israel instead of the West Bank are […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children