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Newsletter - September 2018

At the end of August 2018, there were 239 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 58% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: Comparative Graph - Issues of Concern - evidence update; EU responds to the question of the forcible transfer of children; military issues vague warning to West Bank village; a child describes the day he was arrested at Qalandiya checkpoint; and a soldier describes the day a unit of over 30 soldiers took over a Palestinian home in order to sleep.

The EU responds to the question of the forcible transfer of children
[1 November 2018] – On 7 December 2015 and 1 February 2018, Military Court Watch (MCW) wrote to the Embassy of the European Union in Tel Aviv concerning Israel’s policy of transferring Palestinian child detainees from the West Bank to prisons located inside Israel.
The Netherlands responds to the unlawful transfer and detention question
[26 September 2018] – On 7 December 2015, Military Court Watch (MCW) wrote to the Embassy of the Netherlands in Tel Aviv concerning the legal obligations imposed on the Netherlands.
Testimony: A.K.A.M.
On 26 August 2018, a 15-year-old youth is arrested after he attended Binyamin Police Station in response to a summons delivered at 2:00 a.m. He is released on 13 September 2018 after his father paid NIS 3,000.