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Evidence update: night arrests and summonses

[14 January 2021] – Each year Israeli soldiers conduct about 3,200 search and arrest operations in Palestinian communities in the West Bank. Approximately 2,800 of these operations occur at night and in about 580 cases, a child is arrested. Israel justifies this practice on the basis that the territory is subject to military rule (temporarily since 1967) as permitted under the Fourth Geneva Convention ("the Convention"). Somewhat inconsistently Israel does not enforce military law on Israeli civilians living in the same area in settlements built in violation of the Convention.

Newsletter - December 2020
At the end of September 2020, there were 157 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. 73% of children were detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
When Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Houses at Night
[Haaretz: 16 December 2020] - At night, while the household sleeps, my team gets ready outside. One person knocks on the door, and almost immediately after, another breaks in.
Evidence update: forcible transfer of children
[1 December 2020] – According to recent data released by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), 75 percent of Palestinian children detained by Israeli military forces in the West Bank were transferred and detained inside Israel in 2020. The transfer of these children is classified as a war crime under international law.