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"Endless Trip to Hell": Israel Jails Hundreds of Palestinian Boys a Year. These Are Their Testimonies

[Haaretz: 16 March 2019] - They’re seized in the dead of night, blindfolded and cuffed, abused and manipulated to confess to crimes they didn't commit. Every year Israel arrests almost 1,000 Palestinian youngsters, some of them not yet 13." It was a gloomy, typically chilly late-February afternoon in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, between Bethlehem and Hebron. The weather didn’t deter the children of the Abu-Ayyash family from playing and frolicking outside. One of them, in a Spiderman costume, acted the part by jumping lithely from place to place."

Humiliation that Affects Everyone

[Haaretz: 20 March 2019] - The traumas that Palestinian teenagers and children experience in Israeli jails can cause lifelong scars, for them and their communities alike.

Sick Palestinian Teen Kept in Detention Because Israeli Official Failed to Write Report

[Haaretz: 12 February 2019] - A Civil Administration social worker says she didn't have time to write a detention report, as ordered by a military court, in a case that exemplifies discrimination between Palestinian and Israeli minors.

In Three Years, Israeli Military Courts Have Fined Palestinians $16 million

[Haaretz: 15 January 2019] - The army details how many Palestinians are tried in military court and for what, but does not give the criteria for the scale of its fines or their breakdown

Severe Punishment for Palestinians, but It's Not the Same Stone When Jews Throw It

[Haaretz: 7 January 2019] - A stone thrown by a Palestinian was endowed with magical powers by Israeli lawmakers, but then Jews also joined the ranks of stone-throwers — and nobody would even dream of sentencing them to 20 years in prison

Israel Advances Bill to Reduce Prison Overcrowding that Excludes Security Prisoners

[Haaretz: 29 October 2018] - The approved version excludes security prisoners – those who were convicted in military courts in the territories or for security offenses. The bill now goes to the Knesset for its second and third readings.

Trump ambassador blocks scrutiny of Israel

[Politico: 16 June 2018] - Donald Trump’s envoy to Jerusalem rejects criticism of Israel’s policies and resisted an effort to apply stricter human rights tests to U.S. military aid for the country.

The Return of Lt. Col. Hirsch to a West Bank Military Court

[Haaretz: 24 January 2018] - The former head of the military prosecution in Judea and Samaria was in court last week, handing out leaflets containing his thoughts on detained Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi

Two-thirds of Palestinian Minors Testify to Abuse in Israeli Detention

[Haaretz: 21 December 2017] - The incidence of reported physical violence against child detainees has risen since a 2013 UNICEF report on the matter. About two-thirds of the 70 Palestinian minors who testified about their arrest reported violence.

Israeli Occupation's Brutal Routine: Nightly Raids, Boys Cuffed for Hours and Seized Jewelry

[Haaretz: 2 November 2017] - There's never a dull night in the village of Beit Ummar, where the Israeli army is a regular visitor. It's the last street at the southern edge of the West Bank town of Beit Ummar.


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