Palestinian Child Prisoners with Louise Haigh MP
September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Over 500 children are detained each year by the Israeli military.
The majority of children are detained from their West Bank homes during the middle of the night by heavily armed Israeli soldiers. Several hours after their arrest, children arrive at an interrogation and detention center alone, sleep deprived and often bruised and scared. Interrogations tend to be coercive, including a variety of verbal abuse, threats and physical violence that ultimately result in a confession.
Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right to silence. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age.
To discuss this fundamental breach of their rights and part it plays in terrorising the Palestinians in occupied territory, join us on Friday 27th September with Louise Haigh MP