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No Way to Treat a Child resources for action

 

AFSC co-leads the "Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child" campaign with Defense for Children International-Palestine, which 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.

On April 30, 2019, Rep. Betty McCollum reintroduced the "Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act" (HR 2407). The bill would prohibit U.S. taxpayer funds from supporting grave human rights violations against Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. Read AFSC's press release about the bill.

Contact Congress today: Urge them to co-sponsor HR 2407!

Learn more using the resources below. For more information, email Jennifer Bing.

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One-pager on HR 2407 and Palestinian children in Israeli military detention
This document summarizes H.R. 2407 and Palestinian Children in Israeli military detention. It...
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Background on HR 2407
This background piece on H.R. 2407 addresses these questions:What does H.R. 2407 do?How is it...
Preparing for 2020
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HR 2407 List of Endorsing Organizations
As of May 16, 2019, these 29 organizations have endorsed H.R. 2407: Promoting Human Rights for...
Stages of Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Child Prisoners
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Stages of Israeli Miiltary Detention of Palestinian Children
The No Way to Treat a Child campaign seeks to challenge Israel’s prolonged military occupation of...
Blindfolded youth surrounded and held by Israeli soldiers
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Military Detention Fact Sheet
The No Way to Treat a Child campaign seeks to challenge Israel’s prolonged military occupation of...
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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.

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Detaining Dreams - Arrest & Transfer
Israel has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the world that systematically...
Yazan, Detaining Dreams speaking tour
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Detaining Dreams - Interrogation & Life After Detention
Israel has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the world that systematically...