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MCW Annual Report (August 2021)

This report considers developments relating to the arrest and detention of children by the Israeli military in the West Bank in 2020 and 2021. In addition to reviewing relevant legal and procedural changes the report considers the findings from 102 testimonies obtained from children detained during 2020. The report also considers the forcible transfer and unlawful detention of children outside the West Bank.

Yesh Din - A Life Exposed: Military invasions of Palestinian homes in the West Bank (November 2020)

This report by Yesh Din, Breaking the Silence and Physicians for Human Rights considers the impact of Israeli military night raids on Palestinian homes in the West Bank. Almost every night, armed Israeli soldiers raid homes, wake women, men and children, and carry out different actions inside the homes of Palestinian residents. According to UN figures, these invasions occur more than 200 times each month.

Hamoked - Under Cover of Darkness: Night Arrests of Palestinian Minors by Israeli Security Forces in the West Bank (October 2020)

This report considers the continued practice of arresting Palestinian children in the middle of the night. Hundreds of times a year, Israeli troops invade Palestinian homes in the West Bank in the middle of the night, sow fear and panic among household members – children and adults alike – and take a teenager from the family into custody. The arrests are a violent affair.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michale Lynk (July 2020)

This report includes sections on: settlements; arbitrary detention; violations by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority; and the International Criminal Court. In regards to the detention, the Special Rapporteur, Michael Lynk, referred to “recurrent reports of practices that may amount to ill-treatment and torture, including with regards to children continued to be of serious concern.”

MCW Annual Report (June 2020)

This report considers developments relating to the arrest and detention of children by the Israeli military in the West Bank in 2019 and 2020. In addition to reviewing relevant legal and procedural changes the report considers the findings from 100 testimonies obtained from children detained during 2019. The report also considers the forcible transfer and unlawful detention of children outside the West Bank.

US State Department: Human Rights Report (March 2020)

The report covers violations in 2019 and considers the treatment of children in military detention. The report notes that Israel continues to apply two legal systems in the West Bank and child detainees are forcibly transferred violating the Fourth Geneva Convention. The report cites findings from 500 testimonies confirming the widespread use of blindfolds, ties, abuse and threats, as well as the denial of basic legal rights.

MCW Annual Report (June 2019)

This report considers developments relating to the arrest and detention of children by the Israeli military in the West Bank in 2018 and 2019. In addition to reviewing relevant legal and procedural changes the report considers the findings from 101 testimonies obtained from children detained during 2018. The report also considers the forcible transfer and unlawful detention of children outside the West Bank.

US State Department: Human Rights Report (March 2019)

The report covers violations in 2018 and considers the treatment of children in military detention. The report notes that Israel continues to apply two legal systems in the West Bank and child detainees are forcibly transferred violating the Fourth Geneva Convention. The report cites findings from 400 testimonies confirming the widespread use of blindfolds, ties, abuse and threats, as well as the denial of basic legal rights.

Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC - Report on Preliminary Examination Activities (December 2018)

This report summarises the preliminary examination activities conducted by the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC between 1 December 2017 and 30 November 2018. During the reporting period, the Office has reached an advanced stage of its assessment of statutory criteria for a determination whether there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine pursuant to article 53(1).

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk (June 2018)

This report includes a section on the detention of Palestinian children. The Special Rapporteur noted that the issues raised in UNICEF's 2013 report which concluded that ill-treatment is "widespread, systematic and institutionalised" continue to be concerns in 2018, and include: physical and verbal abuse; painful restraints; coerced confessions; a lack of access to lawyers and family members; and the consistent use of night arrests.


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