Israeli border police remove Palestinian children from the vicinity of the Ibrahimi Mosque, or the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a site that is believed to be the final resting place of the prophet Abraham a holy figure for Jews and Muslims, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on February 28, 2022. (Photo: Hazem Bader / AFP)
Ramallah, January 30, 2024—Israeli military prosecutors maintain active files against Palestinian children released from Israeli custody during a weeklong truce last November.
Many Palestinian child prisoners continue to be subject to prosecution in the Israeli military court system, despite being released by Israeli authorities in late November as part of the weeklong truce between Israel and Palestinian armed groups, according to information collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine. On January 16, Israeli military prosecutors postponed the military court sessions for a group of Palestinian children released in the November prisoner and hostage swaps until March 26,