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Newsletter - February 2015

At the end of January 2015, there were 163 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 42% of these children were detained inside Israel in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: UNICEF update - reform without change; procedures for parents to accompany children during interrogation; Norwegian campaign on child detention; and the suspension of the pilot scheme to end night arrests.

UNICEF Update: reforms without change
[February 2015] - On 13 February 2015, UNICEF issued its second update since the publication of its report Children in Israeli Military Detention (March 2013).
Procedures for parents accompanying children during interrogation
[February 2015] - In November 2014, Israeli authorities responded to a Freedom of Information (FOI) application regarding the procedures for permitting Palestinian parents to accompany their child during interrogations.
Testimony: M.M.A.T.
On 4 February 2015, a 15-year-old boy from Dura is arrested by Israeli soldiers at 2.00 a.m. and accused of throwing stones. He is released later that day.