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In first, Israeli military court throws out Palestinian boy's interrogation

[February 2017] - Judge disqualifies youth’s statements – in which he denied culpability – because police denied him access to attorney.

West Bank Military Court Verdicts Now Admissible in Israel

[Haaretz: 17 January 2017] - Knesset passes bill despite objection from attorney general. Opposition argues that law is de-facto annexation of West Bank, where Israeli law doesn't apply.

Is the IDF Conducting a Kneecapping Campaign in the West Bank?

[Haaretz: 27 August 2016] - The number of Palestinians being wounded by live fire is on the increase. "The event held in honor of the wounded resident started almost on time."

Dutch MPs call for halt to service dog exports to Israel

[NRC: 27 October 2015] - MPs from a number of opposition parties in the Netherlands have asked the cabinet to stop selling dogs to the Israeli army. the NRC reported that dogs sent to the Israeli army are used against Palestinians.

Shin Bet won't be forced to record footage of interrogations

[Haaretz: 24 September 2015] - A government panel agrees with the Shin Bet security service that the agency should not be required to record footage of its interrogations, contrary to recommendations by committee in 2013.

UN eyes keeping Israel off armed violations list - sources

[Reuters: 28 May 2015] - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is leaning toward not including Israel on an annual list of states responsible for violating children's rights in armed conflicts, despite proposals to include it, U.N. diplomatic sources said.

Palestinian boy is free from jail, but not from nightmares

[Haaretz: 9 April 2015] - These days, 16-year-old Hamzeh spends most of his time at home, silent, eyes fixed on the floor. Occasionally he gazes through a window at the street; sometimes he goes to his brother’s small store, down the street, to help out.

Israeli soldiers filmed waking Palestinian children in middle of the night for questioning

[The Independent: 28 March 2015] - Footage showing terrified Palestinian children being woken up by armed Israeli soldiers for questioning in the dead of the night has emerged. Boys as young as nine are shown being questioned and photographed.

Israel applies its penal code across the West Bank

[Hareetz: 28 March 2015] - Central Command chief Nitzan Alon signed an order applying Israel's penal code to Palestinians in the West Bank, hours before he left office earlier this week. The new order’s significance is mainly declarative.

UN officials accused of bowing to Israeli pressure over children's rights list

[The Guardian - 17 March 2015] - Senior UN officials in Jerusalem have been accused of caving in to Israeli pressure to abandon moves to include the state’s armed forces on a UN list of serious violators of children’s rights.


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