UNICEF: Palestinian Children under Arrest by the Israeli Military

According to UNICEF Wednesday report Palestinian children under arrest by the Israeli military are topic to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates international law.

The United Nations Children Fund estimated that 700 Palestinian children aged 12-17, most of them boys, are arrested, interrogated and apprehended by the Israeli military, police and security agents every year in the occupied West Bank.

UNICEF supposed it had recognized some examples of practices that "amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention against Torture.
Israeli distant Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said officials from the ministry and the Israeli military had cooperated with UNICEF in its work on the report, with the goal of improving the treatment of Palestinian minors in custody.

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