An agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority has been reached to pay the families of more than 1,000 children whose cases were raised by the army at military courts.
The settlement was announced on Monday by the Prime Minister’s Office, which said it had reached an agreement with the Palestinian Legal Committee.
The Palestinian Authority is the custodian of about 3.6 million Palestinian children.
The Israeli settlement has come under increasing criticism over the years, but the new settlement agreement will bring some peace to the families who have been affected by the military courts and the Israeli military’s actions against them.
Israeli authorities say that about 2,000 Palestinians, mostly from the village of Nabi Saleh, have been detained since 2005.
More than 1.5 million Palestinian refugees in Israel live under Israeli military occupation.
In 2015, the Israeli army convicted more than 400 Palestinians in military courts for various offenses, including crimes against children and kidnapping, against minors.
Israeli military officials deny any involvement in the case.
The families of the children whose case were raised at military military courts have been subjected to constant physical and psychological torture, including threats of violence and the forced separation of families.
Some families have been deprived of food and water, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
Israel has also charged at least two Palestinian women in military court with child abuse, and it has prosecuted at least three men for child abuse.
The United Nations has called for Israel to be held responsible for any abuse committed by the IDF against Palestinians, including Israeli soldiers and soldiers’ families.
According to a 2014 report by Human Rights Watch, over 5,000 cases of child abuse were filed against Israeli forces in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2014, a significant increase over the previous year.
Israel said that while there were no plans to settle all the cases, it would continue to investigate those that have come to its attention and take legal action against anyone who abuses children.
A report by the Israeli rights group B’Tselem in October 2016 called for an end to the forced return of Palestinian minors to the occupied territories and for the release of Palestinians who are arrested and held in Israeli jails, without charge or trial.