Detention figures
End of May 2017:

Security Prisoners

Adults: 5,689
Children: 331
Total: 6,020

Percentage held in Israel:
 
Adults: 81%
Children: 74% 


Criminal Prisoners

Adults: 1,656
Children: 17
Total: 1,673


Grand total

Adults: 7,345
Children: 348
Total: 7,693

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Newsletter - July 2017

At the end of May 2017, there were 331 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 74% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: percentage of children arrested at night remains largely unchanged in 5 years; summonses in lieu of night arrests currently used in 4 percent of cases; on average Palestinian children arrested by the military in the West Bank live within 1.02 kilometers of a settlement; overwhelming majority of children continue to be interrogated without prior access to a lawyer; a former soldier describes the military's tactic of intimidation; and MCW's Annual Report (2016/17).

Newsletter - June 2017

At the end of May 2017, there were 331 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 74% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Newsletter - May 2017

The Israeli Prison Service ceased providing updated prison statistics in August 2016 in accordance with a longstanding Freedom of Information application.

Newsletter - April 2017

The Israeli Prison Service ceased providing updated prison statistics in August 2016 in accordance with a longstanding Freedom of Information application.

Newsletter - March 2017

The Israeli Prison Service ceased providing updated prison statistics in August 2016 in accordance with a longstanding Freedom of Information application.

Newsletter - February 2017

At the end of August 2016, there were 319 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 50% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Newsletter - January 2017

At the end of August 2016, there were 319 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 50% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Newsletter - December 2016

At the end of August 2016, there were 319 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 50% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Newsletter - November 2016

At the end of August 2016, there were 319 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 50% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Newsletter - October 2016

At the end of April 2016, there were 414 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 48% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.


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