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The UNICEF Report - 9 years on

[31 March 2022] – In 2013 UNICEF published the report - Children in Israeli Military Detention – following a review of Israel's military detention system including over 400 affidavits. UNICEF concluded that ill-treatment within the system appears to be "widespread, systematic and institutionalised."

Evidence update: night arrests and summonses (2022)

[29 February 2022] - Each year Israeli soldiers conduct between 3,500 - 4,500 search and arrest operations in Palestinian communities in the West Bank. This averages out at 10-12 operations each day. In over 80 percent of these cases the operations occur at night and involve the arrest of between 250-500 children.

Anniversary of ICC decision on jurisdiction

[28 February 2022] - This month marked the first anniversary since the International Criminal Court (ICC) determined that it possesses territorial jurisdiction over the territories occupied by Israel in 1967. During the intervening 12 months, a number of ICC member states have rejected the ruling of the court.

Forcible transfer of children

[30 January 2022] - According to data released by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), 64 percent of Palestinian children detained by Israeli military forces in the West Bank were transferred and detained inside Israel in 2021. The transfer and detention of these children outside the West Bank is classified as a war crime.

2021 In Review

[18 January 2022] - This statement contains a brief overview of significant child detention issues from the past year, including: detention data; age and gender; sentences and fines; administrative detention; link to settlements; forcible transfer; and a surge in solitary confinement cases.

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