Practice Relating to Rule 120. Accommodation for Children Deprived of Their Liberty
Israel’s Order regarding Security Provisions (Judea and Samaria) (2009), states the following with regard to detention facilities for minors:
(a) A minor shall not be held in detention or incarcerated, except in a separate detention or prison facility for minors, or in a wing in a general detention or prison facility, on the condition that the wing is completely separate, intended for minors only, and that there is no access between it and the other wings of the detention or prison facility or those adjacent to it.
(b) Despite subsection (a), a minor may be held in a police station, on the condition that he is held separately and that there is no contact between him and suspects or detainees who are not minors.
The Order defines “minor” as follows:
“Minor” – a person who is not yet sixteen years old, and regarding a suspect and a defendant, including a person who at the time of the filing of the indictment against him has not yet reached the age of sixteen.