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Newsletter - December 2017

At the end of November 2017, there were 313 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 51% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: In 2017, 61% of child detainees were unlawfully transferred and detained outside the West Bank; 21,000 Palestinian detainees have been unlawfully transferred since the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC initiated a Preliminary Examination; no military liaison officer appointed on child detention after 12 months; and two-thirds of Palestinian minors testify to abuse in detention.

Testimony: M.S.A.S.
On 21 October 2017, a 16-year-old youth from Tuqu is arrested by Israeli soldiers at 2:30 a.m. and accused of throwing stones. He reports that he was not informed of his right to silence or his right to consult with a lawyer prior to interrogation.
Two-thirds of Palestinian Minors Testify to Abuse in Israeli Detention
[Haaretz: 21 December 2017] - The incidence of reported physical violence against child detainees has risen since a 2013 UNICEF report on the matter.
Testimony: H.K.H.A.
On 22 October 2017, a 17-year-old youth from Tuqu is arrested by Israeli soldiers at 1:30 a.m. and accused of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails. He reports being interrogated without being informed of his legal rights.