Reports | Studies | Statistics

Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military Courts [B’Tselem, 2018]
“The changes Israel has made [to its military justice system] have had no more than a negligible impact on minors’ rights. It would seem that they have far more to do with improved appearances than with what happens in actual practice. The reports – spanning a period of years, published by a variety of groups and agencies, relying on diverse methodologies – all point to the same factual findings which demonstrate that minors’ rights are regularly and systematically violated.” Read More

Statistics on Palestinian minors in the custody of the Israeli security forces [B’Tselem, 2018]  
Monthly statistics on child military detentions from 2008-2017, broken down by age and legal status as reported by the Israel Prison Service. Read More

Unprotected: Detention of Palestinian Teenagers in East Jerusalem [B’Tselem and HaMoked, 2017]
Testimony from 60 affidavits collected by B’Tselem and HaMoked from teenage boys who had been arrested and interrogated between May 2015 and October 2016 in East Jerusalem. Read More

Year-in-Review: Worst Abuses Against Palestinian Children in 2017 [Defense for Children International–Palestine, 2017]
A comprehensive look at issues facing Palestinian children, including the electricity crisis in Gaza, policy brutality, and military detention. Read More

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016: Israel and the Occupied Territories [U.S. Department of State, 2016] 
Findings from U.S. Department of State report on human rights in Israel and the Occupied Territories, citing reports of abuse within the Israeli military detention system. Read More

Children in Israeli Military Detention: Observations and Recommendations [UNICEF, 2013] 
Following an increasing number of allegations of ill-treatment of children in military detention, UNICEF conducted a review of practices related to children who come into contact with the military detention system. The review considers whether the military detention system is in conformity with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read More

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