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.
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 prohibits 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, and contact your members of Congress today to encourage them to co-sponsor the bill.
Learn more by viewing and downloading the resources below. For more information, email Jennifer Bing at JBing@afsc.org.