OBAIDA, a short film by Matthew Cassel, explores a Palestinian child’s experience of Israeli military detention.

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Latest Data

  • 24 Children in solitary in 2022 Last updated January 2023
  • 18 Child live ammo fatalities in 2023 Last updated April 2023
  • 168 Child "security" detainees Last updated September 2020*
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(*) This figure reflects the latest data released by the Israel Prison Service.


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Each year the Israeli military detains and prosecutes around 700 Palestinian children.

Three out of four experience physical violence during arrest or interrogation.

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