Map: Israeli military detention system

The Israeli military detention system consists of a network of military bases, interrogation and detention centers, police stations and prisons in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and inside Israel. Some of these facilities are inside Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank or closed military areas.

Palestinian children arrested from the West Bank are initially taken to one of these facilities for pre-trial interrogation purposes, pre-trial detention, or prior to appearing in the military courts. Following an initial appearance in one of the military courts, Palestinian child detainees are transferred to prisons, some located inside Israel, where they sit in pre-trial detention, wait to be sentenced, or serve their prison sentence.

Transfer of Palestinian detainees, including children, to detention facilities inside Israel, even for brief periods, constitutes an unlawful transfer in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

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Israel Military Juvenile Detention System Map

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.