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Newsletter - November 2017

At the end of June 2017, there were 318 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 74% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Also in this issue: update on evidence of reported ill-treatment; article in Haaretz newspaper on child arrests and night raids in the West Bank town of Beit Ummar; Bill introduced in US Congress seeking to prevent US funding for Israel's detention of Palestinian children; a child's testimony - legal rights continue to be ignored; and a soldier's testimony - the army's weekly routine in the West Bank is placed on hold during a visit by a US Secretary of State.

Reported Ill-Treatment - Update (Nov 2017)
[27 November 2017] - Following UNICEF's 2013 conclusion that the "ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized" ...
Testimony: M.A.N.B.
On 25 September 2017, a 14-year-old boy from the Al 'Arrub refugee camp is arrested by soldiers at 2:30 a.m.
Israeli Occupation's Brutal Routine: Nightly Raids, Boys Cuffed for Hours and Seized Jewelry
[Haaretz: 2 November 2017] - There's never a dull night in the village of Beit Ummar, where the Israeli army is a regular visitor.