Category Archives: scholars take a stand

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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Israeli Professionals protest repercussions of the arrest procedures of Palestinian children, May 2012

On May 20th 2012, more than 130 Israeli mental health and other professionals sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Minister of Defence Ehud Barak with their concerns about the social and mental repercussions of standard arrest procedures … Continue reading

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A Mental-Health Professional Observes the Ofer “Children’s Court”

In 2011, Dr. Judy Roth, clinical psychologist and Psychoanalyst (and Born Equal advisor) from New York sat in on a session of the “children’s court” at Ofer Prison south of Ramallah. The head of Israeli military forces in the West Bank established the court … Continue reading

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100 professionals speak out against the use of solitary confinement on children, January 2012

On 30 January 2012, more than 100 academics, artists, clergymen and women, educators, mental health professionals, and physicians submitted a letter to senior American and Israeli government officials with their concerns about the solitary confinement of incarcerated children at the … Continue reading

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