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Farah Najjar: How Israeli soldiers interrogated me | Israeli–Palestinian conflict | Al Jazeera

18.4.17

How Israeli soldiers interrogated me | Israeli–Palestinian conflict | Al Jazeera: Currently, there are 6,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. The number includes 300 children and 53 women, according to the Jerusalem-based Palestinian prisoners support and human rights association, Addameer. Laith Abu Zeyad, Addameer's international advocacy officer told Al Jazeera that between 500 and 700 arrests of children are made each year in the Israeli-occupied West Bank .

Upon arrest, Palestinian civilians residing in the West Bank are sent to be tried in Israeli military courts, where conviction rates are as high as 99.7 percent, according to Abu Zeyad. Being tried in a military tribunal is a violation of international law, and means that civilians' due process rights are routinely disrespected.


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