Israel urged to treat detained Palestinian children with rights law: UN
The UN independent human rights expert has condemned Israel's use of solitary confinement against Palestinian children.
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk is urging the Israeli Government to treat such detainees in accordance with international human rights laws.
He says "Israel's use of solitary confinement against children flagrantly violates international human rights standards."
Mr. Falk's comments came in the wake of earlier concerns on the issue, raised by the UN Special Committee on Israeli practices in the Occupied Territories, at the end of a fact-finding mission to Jordan, Egypt and the Gaza Strip.