Category Archives: NGO reports

Israeli Violence Against Palestinian Women and Children: Joint Report by DCI-Palestine and WCLAC

An October 2012 report by the Palestine Section of Defense for Children International and the Palestinian human rights NGO Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling explores the relationship between Israeli military abuses of Palestinian women and children and the … Continue reading

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Palestinian Children Describe Arrest and Interrogation on Camera: Short Documentary from DCI-Palestine

In October 2012, the Palestine Section of Defense for Children International released a short film documenting the experiences of Palestinian children in the Israeli military justice system. The video serves as a companion to the organization’s lengthy report on the … Continue reading

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Psychological opinion: Palestinian Childrens’ Experiences in the Israeli-Military Justice System, PsychoActive, March 2012

As part of the DCI-Palestine‘s report on the experiences of West Bank Palestinian children in the Israeli-military justice system from April 2012, A professional opinion by mental health practitioners was published, focusing on the psychological effects of the situation on the children. The opinion was written by … Continue reading

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Public Education for Palestinian Children in East Jerusalem: August 2012

An August 2012 report on public education in the Palestinian sectors in East Jerusalem, jointly authored by Ir Amim [‘Ir ‘Amim] and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel documents a disturbing shortage of school facilities and materials for Palestinian … Continue reading

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“Breaking A Generation”: 2012 Sabeel Publication on the Experiences of Palestinian Children and Families Under Military Rule

Sabeel, a Christian-Palestinian anti-occupation political organization, dedicated the summer/fall 2012 edition of its newsletter to the experiences of Palestinian children and families with the Israeli military justice system. The 24 page journal includes: two articles from Gerard Horton, Ramallah-based lawyer … Continue reading

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Former Israeli Soldiers Describe their Mistreatment of Palestinian Children: Breaking the Silence Report, August 2012

Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO that collects testimonies from former Israeli soldiers about their experiences serving in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, has released a compilation of testimonies describing army mistreatment of Palestinian children. The approximately 30 soldiers interviewed describe … Continue reading

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UN Condemns Israeli Treatment of Palestinian Children, July 2012

19 July 2012 The United Nations Special Committee on Israeli Practices in the Occupied Territories denounced Israeli treatment of West Bank Palestinian children during arrest and detention. The committee identified the solitary confinement of children as a particularly heinous practice, and stated that the issue “links … Continue reading

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Availability of Education for Palestinian Child Prisoners: 2010 Report by Addameer

In spring 2012, a fact-finding mission of British lawyers and jurists met with judges from Israel’s West Bank military courts to study the treatment of Palestinian children in the military justice system. During the conversation, the Israeli judges claimed that … Continue reading

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“One Day in Prison Feels Like a Year”: 2003 Testimonies from Formerly Incarcerated Palestinian Children

During the al-Aqsa Intifada, Save the Children Sweden collected lengthy testimonies from three Palestinian children about their experiences of arrest and detention by Israeli security forces. The testimonies document violent mistreatment of Palestinian children. The report also observes the psychological … Continue reading

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“The Impact of Child Detention”: 2012 Report by Save the Children

Save the Children Sweden has documented the violation of Palestinian children’s human rights since the early 1990s. Its 2012 report, produced in conjunction with the East Jerusalem YMCA, documents the military detention of Palestinian children and the practice’s effects on detained … Continue reading

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“Children in Military Detention”: British Legal Report on Palestinian Children in the Israeli Military Justice System

In Fall 2011, a delegation of British lawyers (funded by the UK Foreign Office) visited Israel and the West Bank to conduct research on the treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military justice system. The lawyers reviewed NGO reports … Continue reading

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DCI-Palestine Report on Recruitment of Palestinian Children for Military-Related Activities, February 2012

In February 2012, the Palestine Section of Defense for Children International released a report documenting instances of Palestinian children conducting work for either the Israeli army or local militant groups. DCI-Palestine documented 17 instances between 2004 and 2010 in which … Continue reading

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DCI Palestine Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, June 2012

In 2013, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is scheduled to review Israel’s compliance with the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child for the first time since 2009. The committee will review the Israeli government’s … Continue reading

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The Impact of House Demolitions on Palestinian Children and Families: “Save the Children”, February 2012

Broken Homes: Addressing the impact of house demolitions on Palestinian children and families The report looks at the impact of house demolitions on children and their parents, the cumulative impact on the family unit (in terms of its mental, physical … Continue reading

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Palestinian Children’s Experiences in the Israeli-Military Justice System: DCI-Palestine Report, April 2012

DCI-Palestine‘s lengthy report, Bound, Blindfolded, and Convicted: Children Held in Military Detention, documents the experiences of West Bank Palestinian children in the Israeli-military justice system. The report analyzes 311 sworn testimonies collected between 2008 and 2012 to survey the processes … Continue reading

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False Confessions by Palestinian Children and adolescents under Coercion: PHR-Israel position paper, November 2011

position paper by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel): False Confessions by Palestinian Children and adolescents under Coercion from the paper: Israel should end its arbitrary detention of Palestinian children and adolescents, and immediately put in place adequate safeguards against false … Continue reading

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Observations in the “Ofer” Military Juvenile Court 2010-11, “No Legal Frontiers” Report

“No Legal Frontiers” Report: “all guilty! Observations in the Military Juvenile Court 2010-11“: The findings show that the establishment of the military juvenile court at October 2009 brought about only a marginal change in the legal proceedings against Palestinian minors … Continue reading

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The Situation facing Palestinian Children from East Jerusalem: “DCI-Palestine” report, November 2011

“DCI-Palestine” report: Voices from East Jerusalem, The Situation facing Palestinian Children (2011) The report addresses the impact of Israel’s unilateral annexation of East Jerusalem, through administrative and legal measures aimed at limiting the population growth and development of the Palestinian … Continue reading

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The Illegal Behavior of the Police toward Minors in Silwan Suspected of Stone Throwing: “B’tselem” report, December 2010

“B’tselem” report: “Caution: Children Ahead – The Illegal Behavior of the Police toward Minors in Silwan Suspected of Stone Throwing“, December 2010 This report reviews the arrests and detention of minors in Silwan over a year (1 November 2009 to … Continue reading

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Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors Arrested by Israel on Suspicion of Stone-Throwing: “B’tselem” report, July 2011

“B’tselem” report: “No Minor Matter: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors Arrested by Israel on Suspicion of Stone-Throwing”, July 2011 The report reveals for the first time official data on treatment of Palestinian minors in Israeli military court system … Continue reading

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