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Rudd seeks action on torture allegations involving Palestinian children

[The Australian: 17 December 2011] - AUSTRALIA will raise concerns with Israel about its juvenile military court system, which has been accused of jailing and torturing Palestinian children as young as 12.

Nearly 100% of all military court cases in the West Bank end in conviction

[Haaretz: 29 November 2011] - Virtually all – 99.74 percent, to be exact – of cases heard by the military courts in the territories end in a conviction, according to data in the military courts’ annual report, which has been obtained by Haaretz.

Stone cold justice

[The Australian: 26 November 2011] - You hear them before you see them. The first clue that a new group of children is approaching is a shuffle of shoes and a clinking of handcuffs and shackles. The door to the courtroom bursts open.

How Israel takes its revenge on boys who throw stones

[The Independent: 26 August 2011] - The boy, small and frail, is struggling to stay awake. His head lolls to the side, at one point slumping on to his chest. "Lift up your head! Lift it up!" shouts one of his interrogators, slapping him.

In the West Bank, there is no justice, even for children

[+972 Magazine: 19 July 2011] - Hundreds of Palestinian minors were arrested for weeks and even months by Israel in the last five years. Those children – including 34 of them under the age of 14 – were tried in military courts. Only one was acquitted.

B'Tselem raps Israel for jailing Palestinian children

[BBC: 18 July 2011] - An Israeli rights group has criticised the government for jailing Palestinian children, some as young as 12. Palestinian children arrested in the West Bank are usually tried in military courts.

Hundreds of Palestinian minors jailed for throwing stones, says report

[The Guardian: 18 July 2011] - Nearly all teenagers caught throwing rocks are handed prison sentences, according to human rights group B’Tselem. One out of more than 800 Palestinian children charged with throwing stones in the West Bank.

Former Israeli soldiers break the silence on military violations

[The Guardian: 16 May 2011] - Transgressions by the occupied Palestinian territories will be disclosed by a group of Israeli soldiers in an internet campaign aimed at raising public awareness of military violations.

CNN – Israel accused of mistreating kids

[CNN: 9 September 2010] - A human rights group is accusing Israel of mistreating Palestinian child detainees

The Independent – Bound, Blindfolded and Beaten – By Israeli troops

[The Independent: 9 June 2009] - Children among Palestinian detainees abused during West Bank operation, according to soldiers’ confessions. Two Israeli officers have testified that troops in the West Bank beat Palestinian civilians as young as 14.


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