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Report: Israel to shorten pre-trial detention of Palestinian children
Published Tuesday 18/12/2012 (updated) 20/12/2012 16:17
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Palestinian children at a solidarity demonstration for prisoners.
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Tuesday decided to shorten the detention period of Palestinian children before they appear in court, Israeli radio reported.

Palestinian children aged under 14 will appear in court within 24 hours of arrest, and those aged between 14 and 16 will appear in court within 48 hours, Voice of Israel radio said.

Legal procedures for Palestinians aged 17 must be completed within a year, but this period can be extended by three months, according to the report.

The decision followed criticism from Israel's high court over the treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli custody, after the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Prisoner Affairs filed a petition protesting the detention of children.

Unlike Israeli minors, Palestinian children are not accompanied by their parents during interrogations. They are usually transferred to Israeli jails, a practice that is illegal under international law.

Defense for Children International - Palestine section found that many Palestinian children sign confessions in Hebrew without understanding the language, and 87 percent are refused bail.

In an April report, the organization said Palestinian children were subject to systematic ill-treatment and, in some cases, torture in Israeli custody.
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1 ) Julie / USA
18/12/2012 16:34
the real question is: WHY isn't the PA prosecuting izrael at the ICC for crimes against humanity of these children??????

2 ) AKeenReader / UK
18/12/2012 18:55
Wow! A kind gesture - just joking. Israel should be taken to ICC and challenged with its barbaric behaviour towards palestinians. One law for Israeli's and the other for all those who are under occupation. PA should appraoch ICC becuase Israel will not change its behaviour. The sooner ICC is apporached the better.

3 ) Kaboom / USA
18/12/2012 20:30
While speaking to ICC, perhaps Palis could find out why nothing is being done to arrest a convicted (by ICC) Moslem president of Sudan... you recall Darfur?! The last I heard was that the murderer attended Islamic leaders conference and was warmly welcomed in Arab states.
Oh, never mind. Nobody cares about what ICC or Palis do.

4 ) gabi / australia
19/12/2012 00:43
# 3 - was he "warmly welcomed" in Palestine? or Gaza? No? Well shut up then.
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