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US policy shift undermines Israel's legal rationale for military courts in the West Bank

[22 November 2019] – The recent statement by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not per se inconsistent with international law” by implication rejects the application of the Fourth Geneva Convention (the Convention) to the West Bank as it is this Convention that forms the legal basis for the prohibition against the settlements. That the Convention does apply to the West Bank is a position taken by, inter alia, over 40 UN Security Council resolutions adopted between 1967 and 2016.

Newsletter - October 2019
At the end of October 2019, there were 185 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 59% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Testimony: Y.H.M.K.
On 5 November 2019, a 17-year-old minor from Aida camp was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 3:00 a.m. He reports speaking to a lawyer and being informed of his right to silence prior to interrogation. He was released without charge on 12 November.
Military Order 1818 - Discretion to order social welfare reports for remand hearings
[3 October 2019] – Following a Supreme Court petition filed in 2017, the Israeli military commander in the West Bank has issued a new military order.