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Newsletter - August 2018

At the end of June 2018, there were 273 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 54% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: evidence update based on 33 testimonies collected from children detained in 2018; the Netherlands responds to the unlawful transfer and detention question; a 15-year-old boy describes the night the military delivered a summons at 2 a.m.; a soldier describes how the took over a Palestinian home and damaged it; and an eyewitness account of the military courts from an Australian MP.

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.
Testimony: I.K.I.R.
On 30 May 2018, a 15-year-old boy from Bil’in is arrested by Israeli soldiers at 2:30 a.m. He reports not being informed of his right to silence or his right to consult with a lawyer prior to interrogation.