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Briefing Note - October 2017

This Briefing Note reviews developments in the Israeli military detention system for children and covers the period up to October 2017. Issues included in this Note are: detention data; current evidence of issues of concern; recent case examples; new developments including the 4th anniversary of the UNICEF report; unlawful detention inside Israel; unlawful discrimination; a link between child detention and the settlements; and recommendations.

Newsletter - September 2017
The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) continues to experience difficulties in providing accurate and timely information regarding the number of Palestinian children in its detention facilities.
Testimony: I.J.S.J.
On 18 August 2017, a 16-year-old youth from Kafr Qaddum is detained by Israeli soldiers at 5:30 p.m. on his way to the shops during weekly protests. He is accused of throwing stones and setting fire to tyres but is released without charge 4 hours later.
Comparative Graph - Evidence Update
[7 October 2017] - As part of MCW's monitoring programme, 13 issues of concern relating to the treatment of children in detention are tracked by reference to recent evidence. Recent evidence suggests the situation remains static however there has been an increase in access to lawyers prior to interrogation.