Documentary: Caging Childhood

Israeli soldiers knelt on top of 16-year-old Osama while holding him at gunpoint, arrested 17-year-old Qusai in his home at three in the morning, and forced 17-year-old Islam to sleep outside in the cold overnight. Israeli authorities detained the three boys for periods ranging from seven days to a year and a half. Caging Childhood: Palestinian Children in Israel’s Military Detention System is a short documentary that shares the stories of three Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and their experiences being detained, interrogated, prosecuted, and imprisoned in the Israeli military detention system. 

Caging Childhood was produced by Defense for Children International - Palestine and premiered on November 20, 2021, World Children's Day.

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Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) is a local, independent Palestinian human rights organization committed to securing a just and viable future for Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.