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New year starts with 183 Palestinian kids in Israeli military detention /mt/archives/2014/03/02/183-palestinian-kids-israeli-detention/

At the end of January, a total of 183 were imprisoned and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system, an increase of 18.8 percent over last month. T his includes a total of 20 between the ages of 14 and 15. T hree in four Palestinian children detained in 2013 by the Israeli military in the occupied endured physical violence during arrest and interrogation. In January, Israeli soldiers detained Salah S, 16, f rom Azzun, Qalqilya around 4:30 pm while he was with f riends near a road used by Israeli soldiers and . Israeli soldiers held him overnight and transf erred him to multiple locations over a 12-hour period, while subjecting him to physical violence and ill-treatment. Salah was previously arrested in January 2013, then 15 years old, and spent 10 months at inside . On January 1, Israeli f orces arrested 16 residents f rom at-Tabaqa village, west of , in the West Bank, including ninePalestinian children, some as young as 13, on suspicion of stone throwing. Sponsor Ads:

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DCI- research shows that children arrive to Israeli interrogation centers blindfolded, bound and sleep deprived. Unlike their Israeli counterparts, Palestinian children have no right to be accompanied by a parent during an interrogation. In 96 percent of cases documented by DCI-Palestine in 2013, children were questioned alone and rarely inf ormed of their rights, particularly their right against self -incrimination. January 2014 Detention Data Each year approximately 500700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12 years, are detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. T he most common charge is f or throwing stones. Currently, 41.5 percent of Palestinian child are detained inside Israel in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth .Below is the latest data f rom the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) on the number of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention at the end of each month. Total number of Palestinian children in Israeli detention at end of each month

Source: Defence for Children International Palestine, Sabbah Report –

New year starts with 183 palestinian kids in israeli military detention