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Delegation to Palestine/Israel: INCARCERATION, DETENTION, & POLITICAL PRISONERS

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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:00am to Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:00am

This delegation will explore Palestinian and Israeli efforts to achieve peace with justice. This specific delegation will include meetings that delve deeper into the issues of detention and incarceration, the Israeli military court system, and political prisoners - including meetings with organizations like Addameer, Defense for Children International Palestine, and New Profile. The delegation will also feature meetings with Palestinian and Israeli leaders of civil society groups, grassroots organizers, religious leaders and more.

19 US Representatives Call for Protecting Palestinian Children's Rights

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In an unprecedented show of concern about Palestinian children, 19 members of Congress signed a letter to Secretary of State Kerry urging the US administration to prioritize children’s human rights in its bilateral relationship with Israel. Initiated by Rep Betty McCollum (D,Minn), the letter was a companion action to a June 2 Capitol Hill briefing about Palestinian children in military detention.

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