|MCW Annual Report (June 2018)|
This report considers developments relating to the arrest and detention of children by the Israeli military in the West Bank in 2017 and 2018. In addition to reviewing relevant legal and procedural changes the report considers the findings from 114 testimonies obtained from children detained during 2017. The report also considers the forcible transfer and unlawful detention of children outside the West Bank.
|UN Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict (May 2018)|
This report highlights global trends on the impact of armed conflict on children in 20 locations, including Israel/Palestine. In 2017 a large number of children continued to be arrested and detained by Israeli forces. The UN obtained affidavits from 162 Palestinian boys (12 -17 years) who had been detained by Israeli forces, in which they stated that they had been subjected to ill- treatment and breaches of due process.
|Hamoked - Childhood in Chains (April 2018)|
This report reviews the findings from 29 affidavits taken from children arrested by the Israeli military in the West Bank in 2017. The affidavits focus on the children's arrest, the hours between the arrests and their interrogation, and the interrogations themselves. The affidavits portray a grim picture: following their arrest in the middle of the night, the minors are taken, alone, on an exhausting night-time journey.
|US State Department - Human Rights report (April 2018)|
This report covers human rights during 2017. After referring to UNICEF's 2013 finding that ill-treatment of children in Israeli military detention appears to be "widespread, systematic and institutionalised", the State Department referred to recent reports indicating that this conclusion is still valid. For the first time the State Department has deleted references to "Occupied Territories" in relation to Palestinian territory.
|B'Tselem - Minors in Jeopardy (March 2018)|
This report reviews the standard practice applied to the arrest of Palestinian children in the West Bank by the Israeli military and considers the impact of changes to the system with the stated purpose of improvement. The report concludes that the changes Israel has made have had no more than a negligible impact on minors' rights and have more to do with appearances that substantive change on the ground.
|Breaking the Silence - Why I Broke the Silence (January 2018)|
Soldiers, from the Second Intifada up until 2017, share their testimonies in a new booklet: "Why I broke the silence. What all of these soldiers have in common, despite serving at different times, in different units, and across different parts of the Occupied Territories, is the drive to fight against silence. Their shared commitment to expose the violent daily conduct of the occupation.
|Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC - Report on Preliminary Examinations Activities (December 2017)|
This report summarises the preliminary examination activities conducted by the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC between 1 October 2016 and 30 November 2017. During the reporting period the Office continued its preliminary examinations into the situations in 10 locations including Palestine. According to the Prosecutor "The Office has made significant progress in its assessment of the relevant factual and legal matters."
|UN Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict (August 2017)|
This report highlights global trends regarding the impact of armed conflict on children in 20 locations, including Israel and Palestine. In 2016 there was an increase in the number of Palestinian children arrested and detained by Israeli forces and prosecuted by juvenile military courts in the West Bank. The UN documented a total of 185 incidents of ill-treatment of children by Israeli forces during arrests and detention.
|MCW Annual Report (June 2017)|
This report considers developments relating to the detention of children by the Israeli military in the West Bank in 2016/17. In addition to reviewing relevant legal and procedural changes the report considers the findings from 127 testimonies obtained from children detained during 2016. The report also considers: unlawful transfer of prisoners; dual legal systems; and the link between detention and settlements.