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No Minor Matter

The report reveals for the first time official data on treatment of Palestinian minors in Israeli military court system in the West Bank: 93% of all minors convicted of stone throwing were given jail
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Show of Force

The report documents how security forces have denied residents of a-Nabi Saleh their right to protest and have prohibited demonstrations. In dispersing the demonstrations, the forces use tear gas and
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Presumed Guilty

A new report B’Tselem published today indicates that remand in custody is the rule rather than the exception for Palestinian defendants. Most cases, therefore, end in plea bargains. To all intents and
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Backed by the System

Joint report with HaMoked, Center for the Defence of the Individual Sleep deprivation; prolonged binding; verbal and sometimes physical abuse; exposure to heat and cold; poor, meager food; small, foul
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The Occupation's Fig Leaf

The report explains the reasons behind B’Tselem’s decision to no longer refer complaints to the military law enforcement system. It was made based on information compiled from hundreds of complaints B
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Abuse and torture in interrogations of dozens of Palestinian minors in the Israel Police Etzion Facility

Update: In October 2014, only one case is still underway; it included the investigation of complaints by two minors and one adult who were interrogated at Etzion Police in May 2013. The other cases –
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14½ years in prison? Make that 15 …. and counting

On 13 June 2016, Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed completed serving a prison sentence of 14½ years imposed after he was convicted of a series of offenses, including being a member in the Popular Front
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12-year-old sentenced to 4½ months in prison; probably youngest girl imprisoned in history of the occupation

Update: On 24 April 2016, D. was released from prison after the IPS Commissioner announced, in response to a request by the girl’s parents, that she had decided to reduce D.’s time in prison by two mo
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15 Jan. '12: Judge holds confession of Palestinian minor admissible, although it was obtained through breach of his rights

On 9 January 2012, Israeli Military Youth Court judge Major Sharon Rivlin-Ahai held that the confession given to the police by I.D., a 14-year-old Palestinian boy from a-Nabi Saleh, interrogated on su
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13 Dec. '11: Military court partially acquits Palestinian due to forced confession

Ayman Hamidah, a resident of al-‘Eizariya in al-Quds District, was charged with several offenses that were committed in 2009, according to the indictment, among them firing at a border policeman. The