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The Dutch expert report is available in English

July 2, 2015

In April 2014 a Dutch multidisciplinary expert group published the original (Dutch language) version of its report ‘Palestinian Children and Military Detention’. The report was presented on the 17th of April 2014 at the foreign affairs committee of the Dutch more ›


Stichting gate48 is tegen samenwerking Amsterdam-Tel Aviv

July 1, 2015

Vandaag zal het Amsterdamse gemeentebestuur zich weer beraden over de kwestie van mogelijke samenwerking met Tel Aviv en Ramallah. In Het Parool van 18 juni j.l. roemt Ronny Naftaniel Tel Aviv als een multiculturele stad waarin verschillende bevolkingsgroepen naast elkaarread more ›


Tel Aviv University academics debate BDS for the first time

June 30, 2015

On June 8th, 2015 Tel Aviv University academics held a first ever discussion on BDS. The following is an address given by Dr. Hilla Dayan at the conference: Dr. Hilla Dayan is a lecturer at Amsterdam University College in the Netherlands,read more ›


New WCLAC report – Jerusalem: a City on Edge

June 22, 2015

In mid-June Salwa Duaibis and Rawan Zahran from the Palestijnen Women’s Centre for Legal Aid en Counselling (WCLAC) were visiting the Netherlands by the invitation of gate48 and Palestine Link. The purpose of their visit was the presentation of theread more ›


Foreign minister Koenders: “situation of Palestinian child prisoners very worrisome”

June 8, 2015

On May 20, 2015 the parliament held a debate on “the situation in Israel and Gaza.” One of the topics discussed was the bad situation of Palestinian children being taken into detention by the Israeli army. The Netherlands organize atread more ›

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Statement of the Dutch coalition for Palestinian children in Israeli detention regarding the visit of the Dutch human rights ambassador to Israel/Palestine

May 8, 2015

Persverklaring n.a.v. het bezoek Nederlandse mensenrechtenambassadeur Van Baar aan Israël/Palestina van 11 – 14 mei. De Nederlandse coalitie voor Palestijnse kinderen in Israëlische gevangenschap heeft kennis genomen van het bezoek van de Nederlandse mensenrechtenambassadeur Kees van Baar aan Israël/Palestina vanread more ›


Watch the the discussion: The politics of cultural freedom

April 23, 2015

With: Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Eyal Sivan, Israeli filmmaker, Honorary Fellow – European Center for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter, UK Anne de Jong, assistant professor anthropology, University ofread more ›


DCI Report – Operation Protective Edge: A war waged on Gaza’s children

April 16, 2015

Defense for Children International Palestine released a report, Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged on Children, detailing the high price paid by children during Israel’s assault on Gaza last summer. Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days between July 8read more ›

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MCW Progress Report

April 15, 2015

In March 2013, UNICEF published a report which found that: “The ill-treatment of children who come in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized throughout the process.” In response to this finding the Israeliread more ›

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HRW Report – Ripe for Abuse, Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank

April 13, 2015

Hundreds of Palestinian children work on Israeli settlement farms in the occupied West Bank, the majority located in the Jordan Valley. This report documents rights abuses against Palestinian children as young as 11 years old, who earn around US $19read more ›