New videos highlight #700ChildPrisoners in Israeli military detention each year


The No Way to Treat a Child campaign has released two new videos on Israeli forces’ military detentions and prosecutions of around 700 Palestinian children every year.

Three out of four Palestinian children endure physical violence after their arrest by Israeli forces.

In 2016, ‪‎Israeli‬ authorities have held an average of 420 Palestinian children in Israeli military detention each month, the highest levels since data became available in 2008. The majority of these children endure physical violence, strip searches, and are denied access to a lawyer and their parents during interrogations.

The No Way to Treat a Child campaign seeks to challenge Israel’s prolonged military occupation of Palestinians by exposing widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. It is a project of Defense for Children International – Palestine and American Friends Service Committee.