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Author Cook, Catherine, 1971-
Title Stolen youth : the politics of Israel's detention of Palestinian children / Catherine Cook, Adam Hanieh, and Adah Kay.
Imprint London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, in association with DCI, Defence for CHildren International, Palestine Section, 2004.

Subject Juvenile detention -- Israel.
Political prisoners -- West Bank.
Political prisoners -- Gaza Strip.
Children, Palestinian Arab -- Crimes against -- Israel.
Children, Palestinian Arab -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Israel.
Alt Name Hanieh, Adam, 1972-
Kay, Adah, 1943-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 197 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-190) and index.
Contents The political context -- Israel's system of control -- International law and child detention -- Arrest and transfer -- Interrogation and detention -- Imprisonment -- State violence and discrimination -- Psychological and social impacts of prison and torture -- Myths and politics : the foundation of Israel's impunity.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
Summary Stolen Youth is the first book to explore Israel's incarceration of Palestinian children. Based on first-hand information from international human rights groups and NGO workers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it also features interviews with children who have been imprisoned. The result is a disturbing and often shocking account of the abuses that are being carried out by Israel, and that have been widely documented by human rights groups such as Amnesty, but yet have never been addressed by the international community.The book presents a critical analysis of the international legal framework and the UN system, arguing that a major failure of these instuitutions is their appeal to neutrality while ignoring the reality of power. The book attempts to address the inadequacy of these institutions by placing the issue of Palestinian child prisoners within the framework of Israeli strategy and the overall system of control.The book is divided into three main sections: the first chapters introduce the major issues, and propose a framework for understanding Israel's policy towards Palestinian detainees, particularly children. The second section examines the actual experience of children from the moment of arrest until their release from prison based on hundreds of affidavits collected from children released from prison. The final section of the book analyses in detail the reasons underlying Israel's incarceration of children and the impact on Palestinian society. It outlines Israel's system of institutionalized discrimination and state torture, challenges the legitimacy of Israel's 'security' argument, and argues that Israel's treatment of Palestinian detainees forms one pillar of a policy designed to quash resistance to the occupation.
Note English.
ISBN 9781435661974 (electronic bk.)
1435661974 (electronic bk.)
9781849644808 (electronic bk.)
1849644802 (electronic bk.)
0745321623 (hbk.)
9780745321622 (hbk.)
0745321615 (pbk.)
9780745321615 (pbk.)
1281750212
9781281750211
9786611750213
6611750215
OCLC # 651856998
Additional Format Print version: Cook, Catherine, 1971- Stolen youth. London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, in association with DCI, Defence for CHildren International, Palestine Section, 2004 (DLC) 2003019586 (OCoLC)53021674.