Detention of Palestinian Children (West Bank)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of Sandra Osborne Sandra Osborne Labour, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock 11:00 am, 7th December 2010

The Palestinians have their own system for dealing with juvenile crime. I might add that we raised some issues about that with the Palestinian Prime Minister, who certainly acknowledged that there are problems with adult crime. The occupation has gone on for years, and the fact that Palestine is at least facing up to its difficulties and trying to improve the situation is laudable. However, it does not really matter what the legal system is. The system used by the Israelis breaks international law. That is completely unacceptable, and it is high time that something was done about it.