B’Tselem The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories and HaMoked Centre for the Defence of the Individual released a new report, titled Unprotected: The Detention of Palestinian Teenagers in East Jerusalem. Palestinian teenagers from East Jerusalem are pulled out of bed in the middle of the night, unnecessarily handcuffed and then made to spend a long time waiting for their interrogation to begin. Only then, when they are tired and broken, are they taken in for lengthy
interrogation sessions, without being given the opportunity to speak to a lawyer or their parents before the questioning begins and without understanding that they have the right to remain silent. They are then held in the detention facility under harsh conditions, for days and weeks, even once the interrogation has, in fact, ended. In some cases, all this is attended by threats, verbal and physical abuse before or during the interrogation.