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UNICEF: Widespread and systematic abuse of children

[26 March 2024] - Eleven years ago, UNICEF reviewed the treatment of Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank and concluded that "ill-treatment appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalised throughout the process". Since UNICEF issued its report, MCW has collected 1,122 testimonies from Palestinian children detained in the occupied West Bank. This body of evidence indicates that in most instances the treatment of these children has deteriorated.

Newsletter: March 2024
At the end of December 2023, there were 137 Palestinian children held as "security prisoners" in Israeli prisons. 49% of children were unlawfully transferred to Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and Rome Statute of the ICC.
The link between illegal Israeli settlements and child detention
[29 February 2024] - Evidence collected over a 12 year period identifies a direct link between illegal Israeli settlements and the detention of Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank. The link is both geographical and logistical.
Detention Update
[31 January 2024] - In late January, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) released detention data for the final quarter of 2023. As at the end of December 2023, the IPS data indicates there were 8,308 Palestinian men, women and children being held as "security prisoners" - an increase of 72 percent compared to the end of September.