Statistics on Palestinian minors in the custody of the Israeli security forces

Updated: 
7 Jul 2014

At the end of May 2014, 215 Palestinian minors were held in Israeli prisons as security detainees and prisoners. Another 19 Palestinian minors were held in Israel Prison Service facilities for being in Israel illegally. The IPS considers these minors – both detainees and prisoners – criminal offenders. The following figures were provided by the Israeli military and the IPS.

For further information please contact Itamar Barak by e-mail at: itamar@btselem.org.

Year 2014

Palestinian minors held IPS prisons as security detainees and prisoners

Month
Detained by
Date of statistics
Age
Detainees
Detained until end of legal process
Sentence
Admin. detainees
Total
May IPS 31 May Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 10 12 11 0 33
16-18 26 92 64 0 182
Total 36 104 75 0 215
April IPS 30 April Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 5 13 9 0 27
16-18 15 97 57 0 169
Total 20 110 66 0 196
March IPS 31 March Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 2 15 7 0 24
16-18 11 104 63 0 178
Total 13 119 70 0 202
Feb. 
IPS
28 Feb. 
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 6 19 3 0 28
16-18 24 104 54 0 182
Total 30 123 57 0 210
Jan.
IPS
31 Jan.
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 6 7 7 0 20
16-18 21 97 45 0 163
Total 27 104 52 0 183

Palestinian minors held in IPS facilities for being in Israel illegally

Month
Detained by
Date of statistics
Detainees
Sentence
Total
May
IPS
31 May
12 7 19
April
IPS
30 April
12 6 18
March
IPS
31 March
13 9 22
Feb.
IPS
28 Feb.
16 12 28
Jan.
IPS
31 Jan.
9 11 20


Year 2013

Palestinian minors held IPS prisons as security detainees and prisoners

Month
Detained by
Date of statistics
Age
Detainees
Detained until end of legal process
Sentence
Admin. detainees
Total
Dec.
IPS
31 Dec.
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 0 11 3 0 14
16-18 7 88 45 0 140
Total 7 99 48 0 154
Nov.
IPS
30 Nov.
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 0 10 6 0 16
16-18 18 87 52 0 157
Total 18 97 58 0 173
Oct.
IPS
31 Oct.
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 0 7 8 0 15
16-18 10 77 57 0 144
Total 10 84 65 0 159
Sept.
IPS
30 Sept.
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 4 12 11 0 27
16-18 13 84 55 0 152
Total 17 96 66 0 179
August
IPS
31 August
Under 14 0 1 0 0 1
14-16 2 16 12 0 30
16-18 8 88 53 0 149
Total 10 105 65 0 180
July
IPS
31 July
Under 14 0 1 2 0 3
14-16 4 14 14 0 32
16-18 11 80 69 0 160
Total 15 95 85 0 195
June
IPS
30 June
Under 14 1 1 2 0 4
14-16 1 15 21 0 37
16-18 2 81 69 0 152
Total 4 97 92 0 193
May
IPS
31 May
Under 14 0 3 1 0 4
14-16 5 22 17 0 44
16-18 8 80 87 0 175
Total 13 105 105 0 223
April
IPS
30 April
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 8 21 15 0 44
16-18 16 84 92 0 192
Total 24 105 107 0 236
March
IPS
31 March
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 5 24 10 0 39
16-18 15 92 90 0 197
Total 20 116 100 0 236
Feb.
IPS
28 Feb.
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 8 21 10 0 39
16-18 23 98 74 0 195
Total 31 119 84 0 234
Jan.
IPS
31 Jan.
Under 14 0 0 0 0 0
14-16 0 21 10 0 31
16-18 8 95 85 0 188
Total 8 116 95 0 219

Palestinian minors held in IPS facilities for being in Israel illegally

Month
Date of statistics
Detainees
Sentence
Total
Dec.
31 Dec.
15 8 23
Nov.
30 Nov. 
15 10 25
Oct.
31 Oct.
12 10 22
Sept.
30 Sept.
13 9 22
August
31 August
14 9 23
July
31 July
6 13 19
June
30 June
9 11 20
May
31 May
8 10 18
April
30 April
11 10 21
March
31 March 
7 10 17
Feb.
28 Feb. 
16 10 26
Jan.
31 Jan.
14 11 25


Year 2012

Palestinian minors held IPS prisons as security detainees and prisoners

Month
Detained by
Date of statistics
Age
Detainees
Detained until end of legal process
Sentence
Admin. detainees
Total
Dec.
IPS
31 Dec. 
Under 16 4 10 9 0 23
16-18 17 86 67 0 170
Nov. 
IPS
30 Nov.
Under 16 5 8 8 0 21
16-18 20 94 42 0 156
Oct. 
IPS
31 Oct. 
Under 16 1 10 10 0 21
16-18 9 85 49 0 143
Sept.
IPS
30 Sept. 
Under 16 4 9 15 0 28
16-18 12 88 61 0 161
Aug.
IPS
31 Aug.
Under 16 5 17 8 0 30
16-18 8 113 43 0 164
July
IPS
31 July
Under 16 2 18 14 0 34
16-18 5 117 54 0 176
June
IPS
30 June
Under 16 5 20 10 0 35
16-18 12 127 46 0 185
May
IPS
31 May
Under 16 7 25 7 0 39
16-18 13 136 43 0 192
April
IPS
30 April
Under 16 3 23 7 0 33
16-18 20 132 33 0 185
March
IPS
31 March 
Under 16 7 15 9 0 31
16-18 14 122 36 0 172
Feb.
IPS
29 Feb. 
Under 16 2 14 8 0 24
16-18 21 100 38 0 159
Jan.
IPS
31 Jan.
Under 16 3 18 5 0 26
16-18 18 90 32 0 140


Palestinian minors held in IPS facilities for being in Israel illegally: 

Month
Date of statistics
Detainees
Sentence
Total
Dec.
31 Dec. 
13 11 24
Nov. 
30 Nov.
14 16 30
Oct. 
31 Oct. 
21 13 34
Sept. 30 Sept. 22 10 32
Aug.  31 Aug. 18 8 26
July
31 July
18 10 28
June
30 June
12 8 20
May
31 May
10 9 19
April
30 April
9 9 18
March
31 March 
6 8 14
Feb.
29 Feb. 
12 10 22
Jan.
31 Jan.
14 9 23

Year 2011

Palestinian minors held IPS prisons as security detainees and prisoners

Month
Detained by
Date of statistics
Age
Detainees
Detained until end of legal process
Sentence
Admin. detainees
Total
Dec. IPS 31 Dec.  Under 16 2 15 2 0 19
16-18 26 62 24 1 113
Nov. IPS 30 Nov.  Under 16 2 21 10 0 33
16-18 14 61 51 0 126
Oct. IPS 31 Oct. Under 16 2 17 11 0 30
16-18 11 60 49 0 120
Sept.
IPS
30 Sept.
Under 16 4 21 10 0 35
16-18 5 56 66 0 127
August
IPS
31 Aug.
Under 16 0 20 11 0 31
16-18 10 74 61 0 145
July
IPS
31 July
Under 16 3 20 17 0 40
16-18 9 79 73 0 161
June IPS 30 June Under 16 4 16 18 0 38
16-18 3 81 85 0 169
May
 
IPS
31 May
 
Under 16 8 17 14 0 39
16-18 15 91 66 0 172
 
April
IPS
30 April
 
Under 16 1 19 17 0 37
16-18 14 102 64 0 180
March
 
IPS
27 March 
Under 16  8  23  15  0 46
16-18  8  92 78   178
Feb.
IPS
28 Feb.
Under 16 6 27 12 0 45
16-18 12 90 69 0 171
Jan.
IPS
31 Jan.
Under 16 7 15 12 0 34
16-18 12 85 90 0 187

 

Year 2010

Palestinian minors held IPS prisons as security detainees and prisoners

Month
Detained by
Date of statistics
Age
Detainees
Detained until end of legal process
Sentence
Admin. detainees
Total
Dec.
IPS 31 Dec. Under 16 4 17 9 0 30
16-18 4 84 91 1 180
Nov.
IPS 30 Nov. Under 16 5 23 4 0 32
16-18 7 92 93 2 194
Oct.
IPS 31 Oct. Under 16 8 18 8 0 34
16-18 15 95 105 2 217
Sept.
IPS
30 Sept.
Under 16
11
12
9
0
32
16-18
8
111
111
2
232
August IPS 31 August Under 16 1 13 6 0 20
16-18 19 109 130 2 260
July IPS 31 July Under 16 1 9 8 0 18
16-18 15 111 135 2 263
June
IPS 30 June Under 16 2 12 9 0 23
16-18 17 117 128 2 264
May
IPS 31 May Under 16 5 3 17 0 25
16-18 9 135 129 2 275
April
IPS 30 April Under 16 2 7 23 0 32
16-18 19 140 135 2 296
March
IPS 31 March Under 16 9 9 21 0 39
16-18 14 153 129 2 298
Feb.
IPS
28 Feb.
Under 16 8 10 23 0 41
16-18 32 141 124 0 297
Jan.
IPS
31 Jan.
Under 16 3 16 25 0 44
16-18 30 132 108 0 270

 

Year 2009

Palestinian minors held IPS prisons as security detainees and prisoners

Month
Detained by
Date of statistics
Age
Detainees
Detained until end of legal process
Sentence
Admin. detainees
Total
Dec.
IPS
31 Dec.
Under 16 8 16 18 0 42
16-18 29 118 110 0 257
Nov.
IPS
30 Nov.
Under 16 5 14 22 0 41
16-18 18 117 119 1 255
Oct
IPS
31 Oct.
Under 16 5 14 22 0 41
16-18 20 123 125 1 269
Sept.
IPS
30 Sept.
Under 16 7 19 14 0 40
16-18 9 155 110 1 275
August
IPS
31 August
Under 16 1 21 17 0 39
16-18 13 146 130 1 290
July
IPS
31 July
Under 16 4 24 14 0 42
16-18 10 148 132 1 291
June
IPS
30 June
Under 16 2 28 17 0 47
16-18 25 127 137 1 290
IDF
28 June
Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 1 * * * 1
May
IPS
31 May
Under 16 1 23 15 0 39
16-18 10 146 141 1 298
IDF
28 May
Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 1 * * * 1
April
IPS

30 Apri

Under 16 7 21 19 0 47
16-18 20 152 159 2 333
March
IPS
31 March
Under 16 5 27 21 0 53
16-18 28 161 164 2 355
IDF
31 March
Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 8 * * * 8
Feb..
IPS
28 Feb.
Under 16 10 31 13 0 54
16-18 29 175 136 6 346
IDF
26 Feb.
Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 * * * 0 12
Jan.
IPS
3 Feb.
Under 16 5 36 9 0 50
16-18 28 180 111 5 324
IDF
28 Jan.
Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 * * * 0 14

 

Year 2008

Palestinian minors held IPS prisons as security detainees and prisoners

Month
Detained by
Date of statistics
Age
Detainees
Detained until end of legal process
Sentence
Admin. detainees
Total
Dec.
IPS 31 Dec. Under 16 4 18 8 0 30
16-18 12 175 110 6 303
IDF 28 Dec. Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 * * * * 13
Nov.
IPS 30 Nov. Under 16 9 9 7 0 25
16-18 37 145 106 5 293
IDF 30 Nov. Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 * * * * 19
Oct.
IPS 31 Nov. Under 16 6 10 7 0 23
16-18 23 154 83 8 268
IDF 29 Oct. Under 16 * * * * 0
16-18 * * * * 6
Sept..
IPS 30 Sept. Under 16 5 12 6 0 23
16-18 26 150 86 11 273
IDF 29 Sept. Under 16 * * * * 0
16-18 * * * * 8
August
IPS 31 Aug. Under 16 4 10 7 0 21
16-18 19 158 65 13 255
IDF 29 Aug. Under 16 * * * * 0
16-18 * * * * 14
July
IPS 31 July Under 16 4 14 15 0 33
16-18 23 161 83 13 280
June
IPS 30 June Under 16 1 20 13 0 34
16-18 19 164 81 13 277
IDF 30 June Under 16 * * * 0 0
16-18 * * * 0 5
May
IPS 31 May Under 16 1 23 13 0 37
16-18 19 161 92 10 282
IDF 29 May Under 16 * * * 0 0
16-18 * * * 0 9
April
IPS 30 April Under 16 5 26 8 0 39
16-18 33 131 95 12 271
March
IPS 31 March Under 16 7 24 14 0 45
16-18 24 128 99 13 264
IDF 30 March Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 * * * 0 15
Feb.
IPS
29 Feb.
Under 16 6 23 11 0 40
16-18 11 143 103 3 260
IDF 29 Feb. Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 * * * * 13
Jan.
IPS
31 Jan.
Under 16 3 24 11 0 38
16-18 21 145 100 18 284
IDF 31 Jan. Under 16 0 0 0 0 0
16-18 * * * * 6

Data on minors in IPS custody in previous years

Data on minors in IDF custody in previous years

Notes:

  1. Beginning in August 2008, the figures include Palestinian prisoners who are residents of East Jerusalem. In  its figures for previous months and years, the IPS did not include these prisoners in their figures on Palestinian prisoners.

  2. The statistics presented above indicate the number of Palestinian minors who are residents of the Occupied Territories held by the IPS and the IDF on the specific date listed. B'Tselem does not have statistics on the total number of minors held by the IDF in a particular month. B'Tselem also does not have statistics on minors held by the Israeli Police.

  3. * = No statistics provided.

  4. The statistics do not include individuals held on criminal counts.

  5. The figures were provided to B'Tselem by the IPS and the IDF, who are responsible for their accuracy.