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  • WERU News Report 7/9/14

    Host: Amy Browne
    Producer: Carolyn Coe

    Topic: Palestine–child arrests

    Key Discussion Points:
    Israel tries and convicts hundreds of Palestinian children in military courts each year. Many of these children, between the ages of 12 and 17, experience abuse during their arrest and detention and about one-fifth are put into solitary confinement.

    The long-term consequences of the systematic arrest and detention of children in Palestine include lifetime travel restrictions, unfinished schooling, disruptions within families, and a fear of future arrest and harm.

    Organizations within Palestine are working to educate and advocate for children on their rights under international law.

    Guests:
    Ivan Karakashian, advocacy unit coordinator, Defence for Children International, Palestine
    Suha Ziyada, public relations officer with Al Shoruq
    Issa Suf, activist, Hares

    FMI:
    Defence for Children International, Palestine www.dci-pal.org/
    Shoruq Organization www.shoruq.org/
    info on the round-up of boys in Hares haresboys.wordpress.com/

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    Published on July 9, 2014 · Filed under: WERU News Report; Tagged as: ,
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2 Responses to “WERU News Report 7/9/14”

  1. […] A portion of an interview with Ivan Karakashian is available at: archives.weru.org/weru-news-report/2014/07/weru-news-report-7914/ […]

  2. […] Dr. Ivan Karakashian, Defence for Children International – Palestine, will speak at Emlen Hall (Bay School, South Street, Blue Hill) 7 pm on October 28. His topic: “What Will Become of Our Children? Voices of Hope for a World Free of Hatred and Prejudice.” This event is part of a New England Tour, Tree of Life Conference (tolef.org), sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Peninsula Peace & Justice, Island Peace & Justice, and Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. for info: ccoe@hushmail.com Carolyn Coe’s interview with Ivan Karakashian can be heard at : archives.weru.org/weru-news-report/2014/07/weru-news-report-7914/ […]

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