Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:34 PM
Purveyor (21,078 posts)
Israel Arrests 900 Palestinian children In 2012
By NAIF ZAYDANI
AL ARABIYA HAIFA
The Palestinian Authority is currently looking into the possibility of filing a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israel for arresting 900 Palestinian children in 2012.
In taking such an action, Palestine will be using its newly-acquired rights as an observer state at the United Nations, said Eissa Karakea, Palestinian Minister of Detainees’ Affairs.
“We need to use the newly gained state status to take measures against Israel for its crimes especially the arrest, detention, and abuse of Palestinian children, let alone trying them before military courts,” he told Al Arabiya.
Karakea added that after being granted observer status, Palestine has the right to join international human rights organizations and through them can file complaints against Israel.
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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:19 PM
azurnoir (35,649 posts)
1. Save the Children did a report on this issue
the pdf is down loadable from the page posted
also it should be noted that in the 81% of the West Bank where Israel controls security there is a difference in the ages in which Palestinian and Israeli children can arrested and held, also Palestinian children are considered adults at age 16 where as Israeli children are considered adults at age 18 (PDF)
Israeli children cannot be jailed under the age of 14, while Palestinian children as young as 12 have been held by Israel. Israeli children must be given access to a lawyer within 48 hours, whereas Palestinians can be held for three months without legal aid.