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Most of us could never imagine a world where children lack the most basic rights, a world where their parents are often unable to protect them… not even their parents and loved ones. Although, unimaginable for most, this is the common, daily life for many Palestinian children: days without water, fear of imprisonment, malnutrition from food shortages and little hope for life to get any better for them in the future.

The Lives of Palestinian ChildrenOver 48,000

homes and related structures demolished in the West Bank and Gaza.


Over 586,000

acres of Palestinian land confiscated in the West Bank.

Over 50

laws enacted that discriminate against Israel’s Arab minority.

Over 650,000

Jewish settlers Colonized the West Bank in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.


Palestinian refugees created

1 every 3 days

Palestinian children killed; on average over last 17 years.


conviction rate in an estblished apartheid legal system with civil courts for Jewish settlers and separate military courts for 4.5 million Palestinians


of Gaza children under 5 years old have stunted growth.



The shocking statistics below illustrate life through the eyes of a Palestinian child:
Palestinians are the only children in the world that face prosecution in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children.
Palestinian villages and towns face collective punishment in the form of bulldozing of family houses, extended 24 hour curfews, closures, military raids, violence and harassment. Israeli settlers face no such collective punishment.
After sentencing, nearly 60% of Palestinian child detainees are transferred from occupied territory to prisons inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. The practical consequence of this is that many of them receive either limited or no family visits due to freedom of movement restrictions and the time it takes to issue a permit to visit the prisons.
Over 48,000 Palestinian houses have been demolished, creating hundreds of thousands homeless.