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900 testimonies confirm UNICEF's finding of widespread abuse

[2 November 2021] – In October MCW collected its 900th testimony from a child detained by the Israeli military in the West Bank. This body of evidence collected between 2013 and 2021 tends to confirm UNICEF's 2013 conclusion that ill-treatment appears to be "widespread, systematic and institutionalised" throughout the system.

Israeli High Court confirms only Palestinian homes can be entered without a warrant

[6 October 2021] – On 1 September 2021, Israel's High Court handed down a decision in a petition seeking to limit the military's power to enter Palestinian homes. In dismissing the petition the Court noted that the claim of illegal discrimination due to the application of two sets of laws in the West Bank "was beyond the scope of the petition".

UK government rejects ICC jurisdiction

[20 September 2021] - UK government confirms that it does not accept the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction over the Israeli/Palestinian conflict while maintaining that "the UK is a strong supporter of the ICC". While the UK maintains that the Fourth Geneva Convention applies it actively blocks accountability for violations.

MCW Annual Report - August 2021

[1 September 2021] - MCW has released a report that 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 developments the report reviews the findings from 102 testimonies.

Evidence Update: Physical abuse

[17 July 2021] – In 2013 UNICEF issued a report after reviewing the treatment of Palestinian children held in Israeli military detention and concluded that “the ill-treatment of children who come in contact with [Israel’s] military detention system appears to be widespread."


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