Category Archives: testimonies

“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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“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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“Chronic Uncertainty”: Reflection on Occupation-Related Child Trauma by Bethlehem Social Worker

+972 Magazine published a reflection by Vicky Hosker, who works with Palestinian children at a Bethlehem charity. Hosker relates the stories of several children whose experiences of occupation have left them with chronic fear of soldiers and difficulty sleeping. She reflects … 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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Middle of the night in a-Nabi Saleh: B’Tselem, November 2011

וידיאו שצולם על-ידי בילאל א-תמימי, מתנדב פרויקט “חמושים במצלמות” של בצלם מן הכפר נבי סאלח, מספק תיעוד נדיר של שיטת פעולה חדשה של הצבא: כוחות הביטחון נכנסים בלילה לבתי הכפר נבי סאלח כדי לצלם את נערי הכפר. החיילים נכנסים לבתים … Continue reading

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Arrest of a 15 years old – an Israeli soldier’s testimony: “Breaking the Silence”, April 2011

A soldier takes a video camera and films his company making a routine arrest.  A year later, Dotan Greenvald, a testifier of “Breaking the Silence” and a veteran from the same unit gets hold of the material and shows the footage … Continue reading

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