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A Letter from Ofer Military Court

[19 April 2021] - There is nowhere to shelter from the elements as we wait patiently for the security gate to open at Ofer military court near Jerusalem. Separating us from an adjacent enclosure is a chain wire fence beyond which are jammed Palestinian families waiting to be processed through a series of security checks so they can attend a brief court appearance of a loved one. It is still early but the journey for these families is already hours old and most look tired and resigned to waiting many hours more in this grim place.

Newsletter - March 2021
At the end of March 2021, there were approximately 168 Palestinian children held as 'security prisoners' in Israeli prisons. An average of 64% of children are detained inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
US State Department: Human Rights Report (March 2021)
[12 April 2021] - The report covers violations in 2020 and considers the treatment of children in military detention.
Israel Tells ICC It Has No Jurisdiction to Probe Alleged War Crimes
[Haaretz: 11 April 2021] - Israel told the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Friday that it has no jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.