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Bound, Blindfolded and Convicted: Children in military detention


TV host Diewertje Blok will host a public meeting on Tuesday May 29th in Amsterdam with human rights lawyer Gerard Horton from Defence for Children International will talk about solitary confinement of children in the Israeli military detention system. The evening is organised by Palestine Link, Gate 48 platform for critical Israelis in the Netherlands and A Different Jewish Voice in collaboration with United Civilians for Peace and de Balie.


Horton, human rights lawyer from Defence for Children International - Palestine, will present the findings of a new report published by DCI Palestine and the continued use of solitary confinement in the Israeli military detention system. Unfortunately he will not be able to be present in person; instead he will be interviewed through Skype.


Harry van Bommel, foreign affairs spokesperson for the Socialist Party in the Dutch parliament, will talk about his visit to an Israeli military court during a mission last year to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Sahar Baidoun, Coordinator for psychosocial activities for women and children, Madaa Center in Silwan (East Jerusalem).

will address the psychosocial impacts of the arrest and detention of children in Silwan.  


This public meeting is part of an ongoing campaign to bring the situation of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system to the attention of the Dutch public and politicians.


The evening  will start with the screening of the short documentary film 'Stolen Children, Stolen Lives' (Gerry O'Sullivan, 2010).

Tuesday May 29th, 20:00 hrs, De Balie, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam.