Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Released, But Experts Say Israel Has Bigger Problem

“Ill-treatment of Palestinian child detainees by Israeli forces is widespread, systematic and institutionalized throughout the Israeli military detention system. Three out of four Palestinian children experience some form of physical violence following arrest. Israeli military law provides no right to an attorney during interrogation, so Palestinian children like Ahed often typically arrive to interrogation rooms bound, blindfolded, frightened, and sleep deprived. Children often give confessions after verbal abuse, threats, physical and psychological violence that in some cases amounts to torture,” he added.

…”Since 2014, Israeli forces have increasingly used live ammunition to quash protests throughout the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. This increasing use of live ammunition combined with complete lack of accountability for Israeli forces’ unjustified use of lethal force helped to foster a precarious situation where Israeli forces routinely unlawfully kill Palestinian civilians, including children, and enjoy complete impunity for apparent war crimes. Israeli forces killed 25 Palestinian children in the first half of 2018, nearly three times the number of children killed over the same period last year, with an additional nine children killed in July alone.”

Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Released, But Experts Say Israel Has Bigger Problem

Sigh….

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