Confessions of Palestinian Children Imprisoned by Israel

Detained: Confessions of Palestinian Children Imprisoned by Israel uncovers one of the most painful experiences that Palestinian children have to endure due to the ongoing Israeli occupation. Through interviews with ex-detainees and mothers of present detainees, the project documents their stories and aims to lend a voice to those who are silenced by fear of negative repercussions.


Over the past 11 years, according to Defence for Children International, around 7500 children have been detained in Israeli prisons and detention centres. Muhammad Daoud Dirbasnis, controversially arrested at the age of six, is the youngest child to have been detained by Israeli soldiers. Such detainment is globally considered illegal under international law, along with other policies that children are subjected to, such as solitary confinement.

The project aims to raise awareness about violations committed against Palestinian children and open a discussion regarding universal children's rights by uncovering the confessions of children and mothers of children who have been victims of these infringements.

Dates, names and places have been changed in order to protect the children's identities.
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