Grave Violations

Recruitment and use
children (32 boys, 0 girls)
Killing and maiming
(9 killed – 10 maimed; 13 boys – 6 girls)
Sexual violence
children (0 girls, 0 boys)
attacks (4 schools, 0 hospitals)
children (0 girls, 0 boys)
verified incidents

*The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/76/871-S/2022/493) issued on 11 July 2022. Violations that occurred in previous years but were verified in 2021 have been included in the totals above.

Developments & Concerns


  • Continued detention of children.
  • Increasing recruitment and use of children.
  • Continuing armed clashes in Palestine refugee camps and their negative impact on children.


To the Government:

  • To ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict.
  • To release children in conflict to reintegration actors and treat them primarily as victims.
  • To encourage the Palestinian National Security Forces to fully apply their Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics in refugee camps.