Israeli Security Forces Raid Defense for Children International – Palestine’s Headquarters

Israeli forces raided Defense for Children International – Palestine’s (DCIP) headquarters in Al-Bireh’s Sateh Marhaba neighborhood at the West Bank and confiscated their computers and client files.

According to the DCIP report, the raid occurred around 5:15 a.m. local time and was done without a warrant while no receipts for the confiscated items. 

Among those taken were six desktop computers, two laptops, hard drives, and client files related to Palestinian child detainees represented by DCIP’s lawyers in Israel’s military courts. 

“This latest act by Israeli authorities pushes forward an ongoing campaign to silence and eliminate Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations like DCIP,” said Khaled Quzmar, general director at DCIP.

DCIP shared a photo on social media showing the front door of their office that was forced open during the raid. 

DCIP also shared a video on their website showing the Israeli security personnel raiding their offices.

The Israeli government has not yet released a statement on the DCIP raid. 

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