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Revenue raising under occupation

[14 February 2019] - Israeli military courts are fining Palestinians in the West Bank nearly USD $6 million each year, according to information provided under a Freedom of Information (FOI) application (2015-2017). This represents an increase in fines of nearly 42% compared with 2011. According to the FOI application in 2017 there were 10,454 indictments in the military courts with fines totaling USD $5.6 million, or an average fine of USD $535 per case (NIS 2,000).

Australia: further correspondence regarding the forcible transfer of children

[23 January 2019] - On 18 December 2018, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade responded to correspondence regarding the unlawful transfer and detention of children. DFAT stated that "the Australian Government has continued to take steps to address forcible transfers."

The Netherlands: further correspondence regarding the forcible transfer of children

[22 January 2019] - On 18 December 2018, the Embassy of the Netherlands responded to correspondence regarding the unlawful transfer and detention of children. The Embassy stated that "the Netherlands shares your concerns regarding the treatment of Palestinian minors".

92 Australian MPs urge UNICEF to fulfil its reporting commitments on child detention

[21 January 2019] - 92 Australian Federal and State politicians have recently written to UNICEF’s Special Representative in Jerusalem urging the UN agency not to abandon an earlier commitment to publish periodic updates to its 2013 report - Children in Israeli Military Detention - the Report found widespread abuse.

The EU responds to the question of the forcible transfer of children

[1 November 2018] – In 2015 and 2018, 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. In September 2018 the Embassy responded stating that the issue "is regularly addressed".


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