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Briefing Note - October 2016

[October 2016] - This Briefing Note reviews developments in the Israeli military detention system for children and covers the period up to October 2016. Points to note include: UNICEF's finding that ill-treatment "appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised throughout the process" appears still valid in October 2016; 84 per cent of Palestinian detainees continue to be transferred and detained in facilities located inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention; administrative detention orders continue to be issued for children; and reasons why the prison authorities have not published any statistics since April 2016.

Pilot programme to limit night arrests - update
[22 September 2016] - Following widespread criticism of the use of night raids to arrest children in the West Bank, the military authorities announced in February 2014, the introduction of a pilot programme.
Restraints and blindfolds - Update
[29 August 2016] - Following numerous complaints and legal action concerning pain and injury caused by the use of single plastic hand ties by the Israeli military on detainees, including children.
Is the IDF Conducting a Kneecapping Campaign in the West Bank?
[Haaretz: 27 August 2016] - The number of Palestinians being wounded by live fire is on the increase.