“#Israeli authorities apparently use isolation to create a psychologically compelling situation for the child detainee, and then vulnerability increases when access to legal counsel is denied,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program director at Defense for Children International - Palestine. “The practice of using solitary confinement on children, for any duration, is a clear violation...
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Palestinian children held in solitary confinement for longer periods

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A second #Palestinian child shot by #Israeli soldiers on March 23, 16-year-old Jasem Nakhleh, died of his wounds in hospital yesterday.

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Child injured by Israeli soldiers dies from gunshot wounds

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“The cases that Defense for Children International - Palestine has documented are shocking and disturbing,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, DCIP's Accountability Program director. “President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2014 and the subsequent juvenile protection law in 2016 to close the legal gaps and protect the rights of children. We expect the law to be...
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Abuses abound during Palestinian arbitrary arrests of 14 children

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"#Israeli forces now appear to routinely resort to the use of intentional lethal force in situations not justified by international norms, which in some incidents amount to extrajudicial killings," said Defense for Children International - Palestine's Accountability Program Director, Ayed Abu Eqtaish. “If a child is suspected of committing a criminal act, they should be apprehended in...
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Israeli forces now appear to routinely resort to the use of intentional

Early reports suggest Israeli forces unlawfully killed teen

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On March 23, #Israeli forces killed a #Palestinian teen, 17-year-old Mohammad Khattab, and injured three other children who remain under hospital care. Including Mohammad, Israeli forces have killed five Palestinian children since the start of the year.

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On March 23 Israeli forces killed a Palestinian teen 17yearold Mohammad Khattab

Israeli forces killed a child and injured three near settlement

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We just passed the $25,000 mark! Only $5,000 to go before we reach our goal. $30,000 will expand our free legal aid services for #Palestinian kids in #Israeli military detention, including prison visits from our attorneys, legal consultations for families, and full legal representation in military court. Help us get there before the campaign closes this Friday. #GGAccelerator

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“Israeli forces appear to routinely resort to intentional lethal force in situations not justified by international norms, killing children with impunity,” said Accountability Program Director at Defense for Children International - Palestine, Ayed Abu Eqtiash. “Live ammunition is increasingly used against Palestinian children in the West Bank since 2014, while children in Gaza are shot,...
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Israeli forces killed two Palestinian teens in last week

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Starting now and ending at midnight EST, you can help us raise game-changing funds for our legal aid services for #Palestinian children. Today only, each gift will be matched at 20%. That means your $25 donation turns into $30. Your $50 into $60. Or your $500 into $600.

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“The U.S. government is well aware of ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian child detainees as well as unlawful killings,” said Khaled Quzmar, Defense for Children International - Palestine's general director. “Until the U.S. government demands Israeli authorities comply with international law, U.S. authorities are simply enabling abuse and perpetuating injustice against Palestinian...
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U.S. State Dept. reports grave violations against Palestinian kids

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#Palestinian children in Balata refugee camp, outside the West Bank city of Nablus, are at constant risk from gun violence from armed camp residents during the day, and raids by #Israeli and #Palestinian forces at night.

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Palestinian children in Balata refugee camp outside the West Bank city of

Balata Refugee Camp, a Palestinian ghetto

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We've got three weeks to raise $5,000 for our legal aid program, and we need your help. From the moment of arrest, Palestinian kids in Israeli military detention have the odds stacked against them. Israeli authorities rely on coercive interrogation tactics, including denying children access to a lawyer. That's where we come in.

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“Video and forensic evidence overwhelming suggest this was an intentional killing, yet the prosecution is shielding the perpetrator from the just, legal consequences of his conduct,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program director at Defense for Children International - Palestine. “This outcome illustrates the political will in Israel’s legal system to provide impunity for Israeli...
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Video and forensic evidence overwhelming suggest this was an intentional killing yet

Family of slain teen refuses to allow plea deal

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A look at recent changes made to the Futuwwa program which runs in Gaza's government schools.

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A look at recent changes made to the Futuwwa program which runs

Changes to Gaza's Futuwwa program reduce child protection risks

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Mohammad Shtaiwi is the second #Palestinian child Defense for Children International - Palestine documented this year to be injured on the upper body due to #Israeli forces’ improper use of crowd control weapons.

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Mohammad Shtaiwi is the second Palestinian child Defense for Children Internatio

10-year-old Palestinian injured by rubber-coated metal bullet

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#Palestinian children living near #Israeli settlements grow up in a hyper-militarized environment including daily violence at checkpoints, the separation wall, and the constant threat of arrest and ill-treatment by the Israeli military. As President #Trump and Prime Minister #Netanyahu meet, we stand together to say that this must end. #notoboth

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"The Israeli military routinely uses excessive force when dealing with Palestinian youth,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program director at Defense for Children International - Palestine. “The excessive use of force without accountability signals tacit approval for violent, sometimes fatal, measures to quash demonstrations.”

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The Israeli military routinely uses excessive force when dealing with Palestinian youth

Israeli forces seriously injure 17-year-old in Jenin clashes

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Defense for Children International - Palestine talks to المركز الفلسطيني للديمقراطية وحل النزاعات PCDCR about legal reform, community outreach and more in their efforts to end sexual violence against children in Gaza.

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Defense for Children International Palestine talks to المركز الفلسطيني للديمقراط

Q&A with PCDCR: Ending sexual violence against children in Gaza

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When Defense for Children International - Palestine visited Abu Kbash in late September of 2016, he had recently received a temporary eviction notice. On September 16, the #Israeli civil administration ordered all the families in the vicinity, including 51 children, out of their homes between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on September 22, 29, and 30.

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When Defense for Children International Palestine visited Abu Kbash in late September

Israel clears Palestinians and homes so its military can practice

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Yesterday, Defense for Children International - Palestine and American Friends Service Committee delivered a petition to the US State Department signed by over 11,000 individuals standing against ill-treatment and torture of #Palestinian children.

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Yesterday Defense for Children International Palestine and American Friends Serv

DCIP delivers 11,000 signatures to US State Department

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