They are kept in harsh conditions, sometimes in isolation and often far from home. Usually their offences are minor and often they are forced to sign false confessions in order to try to be released.
We believe all this to be inhumane and in contravention of international and human rights law and that this is something your government could and should act upon immediately to bring about its end.
Why is this important?
The wrongful arrest and detention of Palestinian children has a long history and is contrary to UN, EU and UK law
The International Declaration of Human Rights protects and enshrines the rights of childre as does the UN constitution
The treatment of Palestinian children in detention is in breach of both of these
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