October Newsletter 2017

October Newsletter 2017

Child's Rights Briefing: October 2017

News and updates on the situation of Palestinian children.


Detained teens in Gaza highly vulnerable to abuse

Mustafa Salman, 16, died on September 22 following his suicide attempt while being detained at a police station in the northern Gaza Strip.

Ramallah, October 4, 2017—Children in conflict with the law in Gaza, under the current Hamas-led government, are at severe risk of rights violations and abuses during detention, based on six cases documented by Defense for Children International - Palestine since January. Read the report »


Space to Play: West Bank refugee camps are facing a crisis of safety and square feet

A child rollerblades down a narrow street in Arroub refugee camp.

Ramallah, October 5, 2017—When not in school, Palestinian children in West Bank refugee camps play in overcrowded homes and streets. The few recreational spaces that exist are either too dangerous, too expensive, or nonexistent for children. Read DCIP’s special feature series »


Watchtower as a neighbor in Arroub refugee camp

Hadeel Janazra, 13, lives right next to the site where a Palestinian teen was shot dead last spring. She is from Arroub refugee camp, where an Israeli military watchtower stands opposite the camp’s main entrance.

Bethlehem, September 7, 2017—Hadeel Janazra, 13, lives right next to the site where a Palestinian teen was shot dead last spring. She is from Arroub refugee camp, where an Israeli military watchtower stands opposite the camp’s main entrance. Watch the video »

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