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MCW Progress Report - April 2015

[16 April 2015] - In March 2013, UNICEF published a report which found that: “The ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized throughout the process.” In response to this finding the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it would “study the conclusions and work to implement them through on-going cooperation with UNICEF”.

Testimony: F.M.J.
On 23 March 2014, a 14-year-old youth from Beit Ummar is verbally summonsed at 2.00 a.m. by Israeli soldiers and told to appear for interrogation the following day.
Rome Statute enters into force in Palestine
[April 2015] - Following Palestine’s accession on 2 January 2015, the Rome Statute entered into force for Palestine on 1 April 2015.
Israeli soldiers filmed waking Palestinian children in middle of the night for questioning
[March 2015] -Footage showing terrified Palestinian children being woken up by armed Israeli soldiers for questioning in the dead of the night has emerged.