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Detention Update

[31 January 2024] - In late January, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) released detention data for the final quarter of 2023. As at the end of December 2023, the IPS data indicates there were 8,308 Palestinian men, women and children being held as "security prisoners" - an increase of 72 percent compared to the end of September. The data also shows that the Palestinian child detainees released as part of the prisoner exchange deal in November, were replaced with a fresh supply of child detainees by December - continuing the cycle of incarceration for the civilian population living under a never-ending military occupation.

Newsletter: January 2024
At the end of December 2023, there were 137 Palestinian children held as "security prisoners" in Israeli prisons. 49% of children were unlawfully transferred to Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and Rome Statute of the ICC.
The unlawful transfer of Ukrainian and Palestinian children
[12 December 2023] - Children are being unlawfully transferred from both occupied Ukraine and the occupied West Bank. In the case of Ukrainian children, arrest warrants were issued by the International Criminal Court within 12 months of the alleged offence.
Torture, ill-treatment and transfer (2013-2023)
[29 November 2023] - This report reviews 1,100 testimonies from children detained by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank between 2013-2023. The evidence establishes widespread and systematic torture and/or ill treatment of children and their mass unlawful transfer out of occupied territory.