Palestinian Children routinely abused by Israel

Palestinian Children are routinely abused by Israel in many ways.

In their own land Palestinians are kept in conditions of apartheid and have different roads and footpaths to Israelis.

Palestinian children routinely have to put up with violence and intimidation from Israelis troops on the way to and from school every day. 2018 Mar 6 Counterpunch Israeli Army’s Lies Can No Longer Salvage Its Image [2] 

95 schools were a target of Israeli attacks which are estimated to be 352 attacks in total. The attacks included breaking into schools and inflicting financial damages, the firing of live and rubber bullets, stun grenades, and gas bombs and the partial or total disruption of school days. 2018 Mar 6 Palinfo 9 Palestinian students killed, 603 injured by Israeli forces in 2017 [3]

Children are imprisoned without due process – “Israel has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes an estimated 500 to 700 children each year in military courts lacking fundamental fair trial rights,” according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. Children within the Israeli military system commonly report physical and verbal abuse from the moment of their arrest, and coercion and threats during interrogations. Ill-treatment in the Israeli military detention system remains “widespread, systematic, and institutionalized throughout the process,” according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). There are currently about 350 Palestinian children in Israeli jails. Palestine Advocacy Project Ahed  [4]

A justice group for Palestinians arrested in Israel has released an explosive report claiming that 40% of children detained by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem have been subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of Israeli police. 2014 Nov 22 International Business Times  Israel: 240 Palestinian Children ‘Sexually Abused’ in Jerusalem Detention Centres, Group Claims [5]

This post from Press TV highlights how 350 Palestinian children in Israeli jails 2018 Mar 1 Press TV 350 Palestinian minors incarcerated in Israeli prisons: NGO  [1]

This is totally unacceptable from an Israeli state that it seems is unaccountable on world or national stage.

WHY?

A Palestinian non-governmental and civil organization says the Tel Aviv regime is keeping 350 Palestinian minors behind bars in prisons and detention facilities across the occupied territories.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in a statement released on Thursday, announced that it has recorded 67 cases of child arrests during February.

It further noted that 182 minors are currently being held in Ofer Prison near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Three of the inmates are serving administrative detention, which involves imprisonment without trial or charge.

Loai Mansi, the representative of minor detainees at Ofer Prison, said Israeli soldiers have assaulted and beaten Palestinian minors during detention.

He added that the story of a 13-year-old boy, whom prison guards could not handcuff because of his small hands, is a clear proof that he is too young to be arrested.

Mansi said a total of 117 minors have been transferred to Ofer Prison since the beginning of the current year.

He went on to say that an estimated 168 other minors are currently in Megiddo and Hasharon prisons.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held at Israeli jails. Hundreds of the inmates have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of administrative detention.

Some Palestinian prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years.

Palestinian inmates regularly stage hunger strikes in protest at the administrative detention policy and their harsh prison conditions in Israeli jails.

According to reports, at least 13 Palestinian lawmakers are currently imprisoned in Israeli detention facilities. Nine of them are being held without trial under administrative detention.

  • The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
  • One in Four [C]
  • Havoca [D].
  • Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
  • Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G]  and Meditation [H] may be useful.
  • Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma  [J]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]

Links

[1] 2018 Mar 1 Press TV 350 Palestinian minors incarcerated in Israeli prisons: NGO http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/03/01/554049/Palestinian-minors-Israeli-prisons-NGO

[2] 2018 Mar 6 Counterpunch Israeli Army’s Lies Can No Longer Salvage Its Image https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/06/israeli-armys-lies-can-no-longer-salvage-its-image/

[3] 2018 Mar 6 Palinfo 9 Palestinian students killed, 603 injured by Israeli forces in 2017 https://english.palinfo.com/news/2018/3/6/9-Palestinian-students-killed-603-injured-by-Israeli-forces-in-2017

[4] Palestine Advocacy Project Ahed https://www.palestineadvocacyproject.org/ahed/

[5] 2014 Nov 22 International Business Times  Israel: 240 Palestinian Children ‘Sexually Abused’ in Jerusalem Detention Centres, Group Claims http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/israel-240-palestinian-children-sexually-abused-jerusalem-detention-centres-group-claims-1476061 archive https://archive.is/RXDvl

A justice group for Palestinians arrested in Israel has released an explosive report claiming that 40% of children detained by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem have been subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of Israeli police.

Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum

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