Israeli detention of Palestinian children has risen by 13 per cent since February 2017, Military Court Watch reported on Friday.
According to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as of 28 February 2018 there were 5,890 Palestinians held as “security prisoners” in Israeli detention facilities including 356 children between 12 and 17 years old.
In the case of children, there was a 1 per cent increase in the number compared with the previous month and an annual increase of 13 per cent compared with 2017.
These figures include four children held in administrative detention.
According to the IPS, 51 per cent of child detainees were transferred and/or detained inside Israel in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.