LPHR Child Rights Bulletin (for the period 1 March – 30 April 2020)

Palestinian child being arrested in Jerusalem

Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights report:

Key incidents outlined in this LPHR’s Child Rights Bulletin covering 1 March – 30 April 2020:

  • 15-year-old Palestinian child shot and killed with live ammunition by Israeli forces
  • 57 children injured by Israeli forces in Gaza and the West Bank
  • As of 31 March, 194 children Palestinian children remain in Israeli military detention (UN agencies have importantly called on release of all children from military detention in a statement published on 11 May)
  • Despite COVID-19, detention of Palestinian children has increased six percent from January 2020

The key incidents and statistics outlined in this bulletin span a range of violation categories: ‘Fatalities’, ‘Injuries’, ‘Settler Violence’, ‘Arrests and Detention’, ‘Interference against Education’, ‘Displacement and Demolitions’. They are collated from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and local human rights organisations: Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCIP), Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Military Court Watch, and B’Tselem.

This bulletin outlines the specific rights of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) that apply to the key incidents affecting Palestinian children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). As the occupying power, Israel has legal responsibilities under international conventions, including the UNCRC, for the safety, welfare and human rights protection of civilians living in the oPt.

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