- Published on Monday, 23 July 2012 13:47
On Monday, 23rd July, the United Nations Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory condemned Israel's treatment of Palestinian minors during arrests.
"Israel detains Palestinian minors in solitary isolation, prevents them from seeing their parents or even meeting a lawyer," Said Falk
He also said that Israel violates international standards, calling the Israeli special envoy to take immediate procedures to make ammendments to the policies of arrest that fit the principles of the international law.
The last statistic issued by the council showed that around 200 Palestinian minors between the ages 12-18 are being held in Israeli jails, and are being subjected to all kinds of torture while dealing with the Israeli military legal system.
He emphasises that these children are being treated as adults during interrogations.
According to human rights organisations; separating minors from their families, interrogating and torturing them affects their psychological wellbeing and therefore their future and lives.