Palestinian Children as Human Shields
Palestinian children as human shields

Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) is an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. DCIP published a report which documents circumstances in which Palestinian children have been vulnerable to recruitment by both Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups between 2004 and 2011. The study found 17 documented cases of Palestinian children being used as human shields by Israeli forces, 26 cases where Palestinian children have participated in hostilities through armed groups, and 16 cases wherein Israeli authorities recruit Palestinian children as informants.

Category: REPORTS

Title: Defense for Children International – Palestine report: Recruitment and Use of Palestinian Children in Armed Conflict

Date of publication: April 23, 2012

Latest Posts

Nadav Gazit

Nadav Gazit

Nadav Gazit is an activist in New York who is renouncing his Israeli citizenship. Announced in an Opinion piece on PrismReports.org, Nadav asserts: “Once you unlearn Zionist propaganda, there is no going back.” He argues that the current genocide in Gaza as well as...

read more
Miles Meth

Miles Meth

Union organizer Miles Meth recently wrote an opinion piece on Forward.com, a self-described pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, and pro-democracy organization. His op-ed focused on the Boston Workers Circle’s choice to describe Israel’s war of Gaza as a genocide and their...

read more
Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, wrote an article linking Zionism and antisemitism in unexpected ways. Dave’s piece is responding to the 2023 decision in House Resolution 894 that equates anti-Zionist sentiments with anti-Semitic statements. He warns that...

read more
Ronnie Kasrils

Ronnie Kasrils

Ronnie Kasrils, a politician and former Minister of Intelligence Services in South Africa, recently wrote a piece on PolticsWeb.co responding criticism about his stance on Palestinian resistance. In his message to Greg Mills, Ronnie opposes racism, military...

read more
Jerusalem