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Newsletter - October/November 2018

At the end of October 2018, there were 220 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 60% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: statement of the Prosecutor of the ICC regarding the situation in Palestine; EU responds to the question of the forcible transfer of children; Bill to reduce prison overcrowding excludes security prisoners; and a child's testimony.

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.
Testimony: O.I.H.R.
On 24 October 2018, the family of a 14-year-old boy from Al Arrub refugee camp is given a summons at 3:00 a.m. In accordance with the summons the boy goes to Etzion settlement for interrogation. The boy reports being threatened with a gun.
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.