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Sunday, 8 June 2014


An estimated 800,000 Palestinians in the occupied territories have been detained under a set of over 1,600 Israeli military laws since Israel’s occupation began in 1967. This figure makes up about 17.5 percent of the total Palestinian population in the area, and approximately 40 percent of the total male population.

"Hostile terror activity" (armed offenses)

Disturbing the public order (throwing stones)
Traditional criminal offenses (theft)
Illegally entering Israel
Traffic violations

Under the Fourth Geneva Convention, an occupying power may suspend local laws to maintain public order, and may set up “properly constituted, non-political” military courts, to be used only if local courts do not function effectively.

But what really happens when a Palestinian is arrested in the West Bank, and navigates through Israel’s military detention system?

Find out:

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