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A recently released Australian documentary titled "Stone Cold Justice" alleges that Palestinian children have been physically abused and forced into making false confessions by the Israeli military to gather intelligence on Palestinian activists.The documentary comes after a 2013 UNICEF report entitled "Children in Israeli Military Detention," which was sharply critical of Israel's treatment of detained Palestinian children and youths. According to that report, 700 Palestinian children aged 12-17, most of them boys, are arrested and harshly interrogated by the Israeli military, police and security agents every year in the occupied West Bank.The reported abuses of Palestinian children also confirm what the organization Breaking the Silence – which was founded by Israeli soldiers to expose human rights violations – has published in a report titled "Children and Youth, Soldiers Testimonies 2005-2011 ".According to the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, 7,000 children aged from 12 to 17 years, but sometimes as young as nine, have been arrested, interrogated and detained since 2002 .Israeli government abuses against Palestinian children are not limited to the West Bank. Israel's government has declared its intention to continue working with UNICEF to address the issue of mistreatment of Palestinian children.
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