Broken childhoods. The title of the report, produced by a consortium of associations including Platform for Palestine and the League of Human Rights, is not simply a title. The reality for these minors who have been interrogated, charged and imprisoned under Israeli military law is beyond comprehension and exceeds the boundaries of what is acceptable. Children’s lives have been destroyed.

The number of arrests of minors increased by 15% on average in 2015 and by 179% between October and December. At the end of March 2016 there were 438 minors in detention, of which 98 were less than 16 years old.