1.1 As a leading child rights organisation based in the region, DCI-Palestine (DCI) wishes tobring to the attention of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee)certain specific issues relating to the treatment of Palestinian children in the OccupiedPalestinian Territory. This report does not intend to comprehensively cover all relevantissues under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) (the Convention), but willfocus instead on some of the issues DCI considers to be the most serious in relation toPalestinian children living under military occupation.1.2 The report specifically focuses on the following issues and articles of the Convention:A. Fatalities - Articles 6 and 38;
B. Injuries - Article 38;
C. Detention - Articles 1, 2, 3, 37, 38, 39 and 40;
D. Recruitment - Article 38;
andE. Settler violence - Article 38.
1.3 The report focuses exclusively on issues affecting Palestinian children in the OccupiedPalestinian Territory and those detained in prisons inside Israel.
The report does nototherwise deal with issues inside Israel or contraventions of the Convention by thePalestinian National Authority.1.4 The report covers the period immediately following the review of the S
tate party‟s fir
streport under the Convention, and includes the period from 5 October 2002 to 31 May2012 (
2. Issues and articles
2.1 The report considers
the State party‟s compliance with the Convention with regard to
thefollowing issues. As previously noted, this is not intended to be an exhaustive list of allissues of concern.
2.2 During the reporting period, DCI documented
in which Palestinian childrenwere killed as a result of Israeli military activity. This figure does not include childrenkilled whilst taking part in hostilities (see Table 2). In
of the 1,020 casesdocumented by DCI, the children were killed in the Gaza Strip.