The Detention of Palestinian Children and Its Impact on Their Education and Development

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published in Jadaliyya by Leo Wiggen-Bush on January 3, 2018.

This article shows how the detention of Palestinian children by Israeli occupation forces impacts education and development. It explores children’s experiences in detention, and how these impact on subsequent life chances. It also looks at child responses to the continued occupation by Israel. This is done in the context of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and Israeli violations of international law. The primary research on which this article is based focuses on Israeli human rights violations and military detention of minors. This negatively affects a child’s development within their community, and their legal right to an education.[i] Data is collected from ex-detainee experiences and accounts from open-ended questionnaires and interviews

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