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Newsletter - October 2020

At the end of Septembert 2020, there were 157 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 73% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: Evidence update: blindfolds; a child's testimony; and a soldier's video testimony.

Evidence update: blindfolds
In 2013 UNICEF issued a report on the treatment of Palestinian children held in Israeli military detention and concluded that their ill-treatment was “widespread, systematic and institutionalized.”
Evidence update: hand ties
In 2010, lawyers for the State informed the Supreme Court that new regulations relating to the use of hand ties had been introduced preventing pain and injury.
Testimony: I.K.M.S.
On 1 August 2020, a 17-year-old minor from Yabad was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 6:00 p.m. He reports initially being questioned by soldiers without first being informed of his legal rights. He later spoke to a lawyer prior to his formal interrogation.