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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 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 (ICC) within 12 months of the alleged offence. Up to 32,000 Palestinian children have been transferred without consequences.

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.

No rules, no order

[18 October 2023] – It has been observed that for 75 years Palestinians and Israelis have been caught up in a fatal embrace of violence and injustice replaying over and over in a bitter loop. It is in just such situations that the "rules based order" is supposed to apply, without fear or favour.

Evidence update: Threats to extract confessions

[31 August 2023] - Ten years ago UNICEF reported on the extensive use of threats to extract confessions from children held in Israeli military detention. In the absence of accountability, the practice has increased significantly during the intervening decade. This update considers the latest evidence relating to this issue.

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