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  • Who protects Palestinian children from the police?

    Three East Jerusalem children wait for hours in an Israeli police station — their parents aren’t notified and their lawyer isn’t allowed to speak with them. The case exposes a gaping black hole in the laws regulating the treatment of minors and their representation by public defenders in Israel. By Alma Biblash and Michael Salisbury-Corech Israeli police arrested three children — 10, 11 and 13 years old — in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan last Thursday evening on suspicion of throwing stones. Undercover officers arrested them and took them to the Shalem police station, next to the Old City. [tmwinpost]…

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  • In the West Bank, there is no justice, even for children

    Hundreds of Palestinian minors were arrested for weeks and even months by Israel in the last five years. Those children - including 34 of them under the age of 14 - were tried in military courts. Only one was acquitted. A new report by human rights NGO B'tselem shed light on one of the occupation's most horrifying aspects As part of its annoying habit of shedding light on parts of the occupation most Israelis would prefer to know nothing about, B'tselem published yesterday morning a report about the arrest of minors in the West Bank. Most Israeli media preferred highlighting…

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