Letter to the Evidence Unit at the ICC – Palestinian Minors in Jail LIST OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN JAIL
Office of the Prosecutor
Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
Please, find attached a list, attachment, with the names, place and ages of Palestinian children, minor, who are in custody in Israelian Prisons.
Israel ratified the Convention in 1991. In 2010, UNICEF criticized Israel for its failure to create a government-appointed commission on children’s rights or to adopt a national children’s rights strategy or program in order to implement various Israeli laws addressing children’s rights. The report criticizes Israel for holding that the Convention does not apply in the West Bank and for defining as Palestinians under the age of 16 in the occupied territories as children, even though Israeli law defines a child as being under 18, in line with the Convention. A contemporaneous report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that Israel’s investment in children is below the international average and the actual investment had fallen between 1995 and 2006. In 2012, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child criticized Israel for its bombing attacks on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, stating, “Destruction of homes and damage to schools, streets and other public facilities gravely affect Ichildren” and called them “gross violations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, its Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict and international humanitarian law”. It also criticized Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel which traumatized Israeli children, calling on all parties to protect children.
According to the Geneva Convention the following statements was issued, according the rights of Children:
Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child
By the present Declaration of the Rights of the Child, commonly known as “Declaration of Geneva,” men and women of all nations, recognizing that mankind owes to the Child the best that it has to give, declare and accept it as their duty that, beyond and above all considerations of race, nationality or creed:
- The child must be given the means requisite for its normal development, both materially and spiritually;
- The child that is hungry must be fed; the child that is sick must be nursed; the child that is backward must be helped; the delinquent child must be reclaimed; and the orphan and the waif must be sheltered and succored;
- The child must be the first to receive relief in times of distress;
- The child must be put in a position to earn a livelihood, and must be protected against every form of exploitation;
- The child must be brought up in the consciousness that its talents must be devoted to the service of fellow men.
THE LIST WITH THE NAMES OF THE CHILDREN CAN BE ONBTAINED HERE: