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Newsletter - June 2021

At the end of March 2021, there were 141 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 65% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: UK lawyers' report - 9 years on; Israeli army says it will stop "intel mapping" of Palestinian homes; a child's testimony and a soldier's video testimony.

UK lawyers' report - 9-years on
[15 June 2021] - This month marks 9 years since a delegation of UK lawyers reviewed the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law and published their recommendations. The Foreign Office funded report found undisputed evidence that the system violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Geneva IV.
Israeli Army Will Stop Nightly Raids on Palestinian Homes for 'Intel Mapping'
[Haaretz: 16 June 2021] - Human rights groups have criticized these raids for years, which involve Israeli soldiers entering the homes of Palestinians who are not suspected of any offenses
Senior figures attack 'obstruction' of ICC's Palestine investigation
[Guardian: 31 May 2021] - More than 50 former foreign ministers and prime ministers have signed an open letter condemning political interference in efforts by the international criminal court to investigate alleged war crimes in Palestine.