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Dutch Foreign Minister issues statement on child detention

[27 January 2015] - On 15 January 2015, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders, provided a written update to the Dutch Parliament on the situation facing Palestinian children prosecuted in Israeli military courts in the West Bank. Concern regarding this issue has increased significantly since UNICEF published a report which concluded 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.”

Testimony: S.A.M.
On 7 December 2014, a 14-year-old boy from Anata village is arrested by Israeli soldiers during clashes near the Wall and accused of throwing stones.
Testimony: M.J.M.
On 3 December 2014, a 13-year-old boy from Tuqu’, in the West Bank, is arrested by Israeli soldiers at 1.30 a.m. and accused of throwing stones.
Do official Israeli Prison Service figures present the full picture?
[January 2015] - Each month the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) releases data on the number of Palestinian children detained in its facilities.