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Evidence update: solitary confinement

[31 May 2024] - Evidence relating to the systematic use of solitary confinement of Palestinian children detained by Israeli military authorities as part of their interrogation is well documented with UNICEF recommending a total prohibition of the practice. However, the evidence shows that since UNICEF made this recommendation there has been a surge in its use. In 2023/24 children spent on average 25 days in solitary confinement and in 75 percent of cases they were unlawfully transferred from the occupied West Bank to interrogation facilities inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Newsletter: May 2024
No updates to official Israeli government website for prison statistics for 5 months. At the end of December 2023, there were 137 Palestinian children held as "security prisoners" in Israeli prisons. 49% of children were unlawfully transferred to Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
State Department Human Rights Report (2023)
[25 April 2024] - This report covers violations in 2023 and considers the treatment of children in military detention. The Report is mandated by Congress and documents human rights conditions in nearly 200 countries and territories. Staff in US embassies around the world compile the information contained in the Report. As in previous years the Report considers the treatment of Palestinian children held in Israeli military detention.
UNICEF: Widespread and systematic abuse of children
[26 March 2024] - Eleven years ago, UNICEF reviewed the treatment of Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank and concluded that "ill-treatment appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised throughout the process". This update considers the latest evidence on developments.