|UNICEF falls silent 5-years after the release of its child detention report|
[6 March 2018] - This month marks 5 years since UNICEF published the report - Children in Israeli Military Detention - which concluded that "the ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized throughout the process”.
Following the release of the report and its 38 recommendations, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it would “study the conclusions and work to implement them through on-going cooperation with UNICEF”. In accordance with this commitment the Ministry appointed the then military prosecutor in the West Bank, Lt. Col. Maurice Hirsch, as the "focal point for dialogue with UNICEF", although as a resident of an illegal West Bank settlement this appointment was highly problematic.
|No UNICEF updates for 3 years|
[26 February 2018] - This month marks 3 years since UNICEF published its last update to the 2013 report - Children in Israeli Military Detention - which concluded that "the ill-treatment of children appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised throughout the process."
|Motion in UK Parliament on the military detention of Palestinian children |
[November 2017] - That this House notes with concern that hundreds of Palestinian children continue to be arrested, detained and tried in Israeli military courts, despite the practice involving widespread and systematic violations of international law and being widely condemned. Further notes that allegations of ill-treatment