Tags: detention

UK silence on Israel’s detention of Palestinian children

Some UK politicians have had it with Israel’s disregard for the rights of children. 6 yrs after a report on “Israel’s widespread and systematic ill-treatment” of Palestinian children, next to nothing has improved. But the UK voted against an Israeli accountability resolution at the UN Human Rights Council last March.

Leahy Law would cut aid to Israel, but no one wants to enforce it

Killing of Palestinians is not new. It has been going on for decades, unabated, uncriticized, and bankrolled by the US. The Leahy Laws enable us to withhold aid to countries that commit human such rights abuses, but in spite of overwhelming proof of abuse by Israel, our politicians refuse to cut off military support.

Israeli Occupation Forces Detain 1319 Palestinians during the months of January and February

Addameer Prisoner Support reports that over 1,300 Palestinians were arrested in the first two months of 2018; 274 of these were children, bringing the total number of Palestinians in Israeli jails to 6,500; 350 of these were children. Among the most pressing issues in the Israeli prison system are torture and strip searches.

Year In Review: Worst Abuses Against Palestinian Children

Defense for Children International – Palestine’s 2017 report: Israeli forces caused 14 child deaths & at least 961 child injuries, used excessive force, there was little to no accountability, an average of over 300 Palestinian children were in the prison system each month, 75% are abused, many face solitary confinement… In the US some positive legislation has been introduced…

Eyewitness descriptions of Israeli military court proceedings: “Great injustice”

Two young Palestinian men, Abdul-Khaliq Burnat and  Mohammed Tamimi, had their day in (Israeli military) court last weekend. They have much in common: they both come from prominent nonviolent activist families, both are victims – along with their families and entire towns – of collective punishment, and it looks like neither young man will be going home anytime soon.