Accountability

In appropriate cases DCI-Palestine submits complaints to the Israeli authorities on behalf of Palestinian children. However, many Palestinian families refuse to file complaints against the Israeli authorities for fear of retaliation, or simply because they do not believe the complaint process will be fair or impartial.

Complaints submitted to the Israeli authorities:

#sort iconNameAge at incidentDetailsDate of complaintStatus
1Majed R.9On 15 January 2009, during the Israeli invasion of Gaza (Operation Cast Lead), nine-year-old Majed was forced at gunpoint by Israeli soldiers to search bags suspected of containing explosives.28 Apr 2009Conviction
2Dua A.16On 18 February 2010, Dua was forced at gunpoint by Israeli soldiers to search for a weapon during a raid in her house located in the city of Nablus, occupied West Bank.20 Sep 2010Unknown
3Ibrahim M.15On 25 May 2010, at around 1:30 am, Ibrahim was arrested from his home near Hebron. He reports that an interrogator named “Da’ud” in Gush Etzion settlement attached a pair of car battery jump leads to his genitals and threatened to electrify the cable.15 Aug 2010Closed
4Ahmad R.17On 20 May 2011, Ahmad was arrested at 1:30 am. He was ordered out of the house with the rest of his family and made to strip naked in front of everybody and was then tied and blindfolded. Ahmad reports being beaten by soldiers inside a military vehicle.7 Sep 2011Unknown
5Ahmad F.15On 6 July 2011, Ahmad F. was arrested from his family home in the village of Burin at around 2:00 am. Amongst other things, he reports that soldiers placed food on his body and then brought a dog over to eat the food.11 Oct 2011Closed - 27 Oct 2013
6Rasheed J.16On 4 November 2011, Rasheed was arrested by Israeli soldiers and transferred to the Al Jalame facility, inside Israel. He reports being held in solitary confinement in a windowless cell for 13 days and being repeatedly interrogated whilst tied to a chair.14 Feb 2012Opened
7Mahmoud S.17On 10 March 2012, Mahmoud was arrested by Israeli soldiers when he was walking beside a road near the village of Azzun, where he lives. He reports being ill-treated during the process of arrest, transfer and interrogation.9 May 2012Closed
8Mohammad H.14On 15 March 2012, Mohammad H. was arrested from his family home in East Jerusalem at 4:00 am. He reports being ill-treated during the process of arrest, transfer and interrogation by the Israeli authorities.16 May 2012Opened
9Sadem D.16On 16 March 2012, Sadem D. was arrested while he was grazing sheep with two other boys near the village of Fasayil, in the Jordan Valley. He reports being beaten and remaining tied for 19 hours.17 May 2012Opened
10'Ala H.15On 10 May 2012, 'Ala and two of his friends were arrested by Israeli soldiers as they walked to see a friend in a neighbouring village. They were accused of throwing stones at settler cars and report being repeatedly beaten by the soldiers.26 May 2012Unknown
11Mohammad J.16On 10 May 2012, Mohammad and two of his friends were arrested by Israeli soldiers as they walked to see a friend in a neighbouring village. They were accused of throwing stones at settler cars and report being repeatedly beaten by the soldiers.26 May 2012Opened
12Mohammad E.16On 6 June 2012, Mohammad E. was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 4:00 am, and held in solitary confinement for 12 days in Al Jalame interrogation centre.16 Jul 2012Opened
13Hammam N.16On 18 June 2012, Hammam was arrested by Israeli soldiers at night. He reports being ill-treated during the process of arrest, transfer and interrogation.10 Aug 2012Unknown
14Suleiman K.17On 25 October 2012, Suleiman was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 4:00 am, and held in solitary confinement for 18 days in Al Jalame interrogation centre.12 Jan 2013Unknown
15Jamal S.16On 22 October 2012, Jamal was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 2:00 am, and held in solitary confinement for 4 days in Al Jalame interrogation centre.12 Jan 2013Unknown
16Adham D.16On 14 October 2012, Adham was arrested by Israeli soldiers, and held in solitary confinement for 12 days in Al Jalame interrogation centre.12 Jan 2013Unknown
17Abdullah S.16On 27 September 2012, Abdullah was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 2:00 am, and held in solitary confinement for 6 days in Al Jalame interrogation centre.12 Jan 2013Unknown
18Mujahed S.17On 24 September 2012, Mujahed was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 12:00 am, and held in solitary confinement for 29 days in Al Jalame interrogation centre.12 Jan 2013Unknown
19Majd H.16On 9 February 2013, Majd was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 3:00 a.m. from his home and was subjected to physical violence during interrogation. He was forced to clean bathrooms and rooms at Huwara interrogation and detention centre.26 Feb 2013Closed
20Hendi S.16On 9 February 2013, Hendi was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 3:00 a.m. from his home and was subjected to verbal threats and abuse of a sexual nature. He was forced to clean bathrooms and rooms at Huwara interrogation and detention centre.26 Feb 2013Unknown
21Mohammad A.15On 10 September 2013, Mohammad was arrested by Israeli soldiers arrested at 1:00 pm near the separation wall. He was beat by soldiers during arrest and transfer.27 Nov 2013Unknown
22Ali S.14On 12 September 2013, Ali was arrested by Israeli soldiers after being stopped and physical assaulted by an Israeli settler driving by on a nearby road. Israeli soldiers beat Ali during arrest and transfer, and later extinguished a cigarette on his lip.27 Nov 2013Unknown
23Hendi S.17On 19 September 2013, Hendi was arrested from his home at 2:30 am by Israeli soldiers. Hendi was subjected to physical violence during arrest, transfer and was beaten just prior to interrogation.27 Nov 2013Unknown
24Taher A.16On 25 June 2014, Taher was arrested by Israeli soldiers around 3 pm while on his family's farm land. He was subjected to physical violence and use of excessive force during arrest.15 Jul 2014Unknown
25Bashar M.17On 16 July 2014, Bashar was arrested from his home at 1:30 am by Israeli forces and spent 22 days in solitary confinement where he was subjected to repeated physical violence.29 Sep 2014Unknown
26Thabet E.16On 16 July 2014, Thabet was arrested by Israeli soldiers from his home at 1:30 AM and placed in solitary confinement for 25 days. He suffered physical violence, was threatened and denied access to an attorney.29 Sep 2014Unknown
27Diyaa E.16On 30 July 2014, Diyaa was arrested by Israeli soldiers at 3 am from his home, spent 15 days in solitary confinement for interrogation purposes, and suffered physical violence.29 Sep 2014Unknown
28Ashraf H.14On 5 September 2014, Ashraf was severely beaten during arrest by Israeli soldiers around 6:30 pm as clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youth occurred nearby.29 Sep 2014Opened