There are hundreds of Palestinian children in detention in Israeli jails – some as young as 12 or 13. Reverend Dr. Dorcas Gordon and Reverend Kathy Bergen will talk with two experts on the ground in Jerusalem – one Palestinian and one Israel about the situation.
Arrest and detention of Palestinian children – Webinar
- Oct 13, 2021 9am PT / 10am MT (US and Canada)
- By registration only. To register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1rswWd7cTBCu1IuLUuC96A
Imagine heavily armed soldiers breaking into your home at 2 am, dragging your teenager out of bed and taking him off to be interrogated! Hundreds of Palestinian children are arrested in this way every year by the Israeli military. Many on “suspicion” of stone throwing which can bring a sentence of up to 10 years in jail. Their parents can also be arrested. In custody the children may be subjected to physical and/or psychological torture to reveal the names of their friends. The conviction rate of the children is 99%.
Canadians Kathy Bergen and Dorcas Gordon will interview
- Salwa Dubais from Military Court Watch will tell us about the impact on Palestinian families and the difficulties teens face after their imprisonment.
- Dani Shenhar from HaMoked: Center for the Defenceof the Individual (an Israeli human rights organization assisting Palestinians of the occupied territories whose rights are violated due to Israel’s policies) will explain the difference in laws
This is a great opportunity to invite one or two people who don’t know very much about the reality of life under occupation for Palestinian children and their families. Please consider promoting it within your community of faith.
This webinar is organized by “Stand Up for Palestinian Children’s Rights”, a broad based cross-Canada planning committee, in collaboration with the Ottawa Forum on Israel/Palestine (OFIP). The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel (UNJPPI) – a national network of people associated with the United Church of Canada – is one of the planners for this webinar. The Pacific Mountain Regional Council and PalNet are strong supporters of justice of Palestinian people.
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