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No Way to Treat a Child resources

No Way to Treat a Child resources

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AFSC co-leads the "Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child" campaign with Defense for Children International-Palestine. The campaign seeks to challenge and end Israel's prolonged military occupation of Palestinians by exposing widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. Palestinian children have the right to a safe and just future. We believe the United States government must use all available means to pressure relevant Israeli authorities to end the detention and abuse of Palestinian children.

In November 2017, U.S. lawmakers introduced H.R. 4391, the "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act" into the U.S. Congress. The bill prohibits U.S. taxpayer funds from supporting grave human rights violations against Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. Introduced by Rep. Betty McCollum, the bill currently has over two dozen co-sponsors. Take action today to urge your member of Congress to be a co-sponsor.

Learn more by viewing and downloading the resources below. For more information, email Jennifer Bing at


How to talk to your representative about Palestinian child detention

Every year, between 500 and 700 Palestinian children are prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. Here are some messages you can use to advocate for change.