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UN Criticizes Israeli Treatment of Palestinian Children

Says bad treatment of the children is "widespread, systematic and institutionalised"

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The ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli jails is "widespread, systematic and institutionalised", a UN report says.

The study, by the children's fund Unicef, described some of the practices used in dealing with children as "cruel, inhuman or degrading".

It acknowledged Israel had made some "positive changes" in its treatment of young detainees in recent years.