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Israel: Courts Martial

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the number of Palestinian children being held by the Israeli authorities and facing trial in a military court. (320777)

According to Defence for Children International, as of January 2010, there are currently 318 Palestinian children in Israeli detention.

The UK continues to make its position clear to both the Israelis and the Palestinians on a wide range of human rights issues. This includes not only social and economic rights but also the security and treatment of detainees, including juveniles.