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Source: Committee on the Rights of the Child
22 May 2013




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Committee on the Rights of the Child
Sixty-third session
27 May – 14 June 2013


Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

List of issues to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the combined second, third and fourth periodic reports of Israel (CRC/C/ISR/2-4)



Addendum


Written replies of Israel*





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* In accordance with the information transmitted to States parties regarding the processing of their reports, the present document was not edited.






Replies to the issues raised in the Committee’s list of issues (CRC/C/ISR/Q/2-4)

Part I


Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 1, of the list of issues


a. Legislation enacted to expressly prohibit discrimination within the jurisdiction of the State party

b. Legislation, policies and programmes to prevent discrimination, against Arab Israeli, Bedouins, Ethiopians and other minorities Human Rights Education c. Steps taken to follow up on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 2(a), of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 2(b), of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 2(c), of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 3, of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 4, of the list of issues
Emergency Centres The Ministry of Education Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 5, of the list of issues In the family In school In detention Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 6, of the list of issues Finding suitable foster parents for young children Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 7, of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 8, of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 9, of the list of issues, including:


a. Delays of, and interference with, medical personnel and patients at Israeli checkpoints;

b. Shortages of basic medical supplies, including essential medicines; and

The Golan Heights

The “Occupied Palestinian Territory” c. Procedures for, and delays in, permission for the transfer of patients from the Gaza Strip to medical facilities in Israel, elsewhere in the Occupied Palestinian Territory or abroad.

The Golan Heights

The “Occupied Palestinian Territory” Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 10, of the list of issues Administration for Sewage Infrastructures – Bedouin Population Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 11, of the list of issues The “Occupied Palestinian Territory” Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 12, of the list of issues a. The gap between Jewish and Arab Israeli children b. The greater levels of poverty among large families and single-parent families c. The high levels of poverty and food aid dependency in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 13, of the list of issues Special Programs for the Bedouin Population Immigrant Children Teaching the Importance of Gender Equality Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 14, of the list of issues The “Occupied Palestinian Territory” Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 15, of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 16, of the list of issues, in particular regarding: Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 17, of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 18, of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 19, of the list of issues, inter alia, on: Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 20, of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 21, of the list of issues Reply to the issues raised in part I, paragraph 22, of the list of issues Alternatives Outside the “Matan” facility \Part II

Reply to the issues raised in part II of the list of issues

a. New bills, laws, or military orders, and their respective regulations

b. New institutions (and their mandates) or institutional reforms c. Recently introduced policies, programmes and action plans and their scope and financing

The different programs that have been recently introduced are the following:

d. Recent ratifications of human rights instruments

Part III

Reply to the issues raised in part III, paragraph 1, of the list of issues

Reply to the issues raised in part III, paragraph 2, of the list of issues


a. Children separated from their parents

b. Children placed in institutions c. Children placed with foster families d. Children adopted domestically or through inter-country adoptions Reply to the issues raised in part III, paragraph 3, of the list of issues


a. Children living with their families:

10-13Total
8,503
1,216
117
147
564
737
35
478
394
425
665
341
475
1,036
564
890
419
Male
5,478
736
77
95
353
423
24
315
241
274
462
233
334
715
370
555
271
Female
3,025
480
40
52
211
314
11
163
153
151
203
108
141
321
194
335
148
14-17Total
7,859
1,206
117
145
566
711
42
487
390
346
507
327
443
944
488
806
334
Male
4,860
749
70
91
340
412
28
316
217
217
322
213
272
621
303
464
225
Female
2,999
457
47
54
226
299
14
171
173
129
185
114
171
323
185
342
109
Not Living with Parents
175
20
Less than 10
Less than 10
15
12
Less than 10
16
10
10
Less than 10
Less than 10
Less than 10
18
14
36
Less than 10
10-13
Total
7,985
1,142
103
125
530
672
32
458
369
399
632
323
436
997
537
829
401
Male
5,147
692
66
81
333
377
25
306
228
256
444
219
309
689
348
519
255
Female
2,838
450
37
44
197
295
Less than 10
152
141
143
188
104
127
308
189
310
146
14-17
Total
8,987
1,387
139
166
658
812
54
572
441
387
557
385
497
1,066
573
909
384
Male
5,565
861
82
103
397
475
33
375
249
239
347
242
320
695
359
533
255
Female
3,422
526
57
63
261
337
21
197
192
148
210
143
177
371
214
376
129
Not Living with Parents
180
27
Less than 10
Less than 10
17
11
Less than 10
15
11
Less than 10
Less than 10
Less than 10
Less than 10
21
11
34
Less than 10
10-13
Total
7,555
1,089
97
105
522
631
32
390
339
375
580
331
407
958
520
804
375
Male
4,843
655
61
68
331
349
24
263
212
232
401
215
292
664
335
511
230
Female
2,712
434
36
37
191
282
Less than 10
127
127
143
179
116
115
294
185
293
145
14-17
Total
10,140
1,526
148
176
750
925
60
631
507
449
610
430
566
1,208
705
1,046
403
Male
6,329
939
90
111
464
549
35
408
301
283
394
268
359
794
444
622
268
Female
3,811
587
58
65
286
376
25
223
206
166
216
162
207
414
261
424
135


b. In institutions

c. Attending regular schools d. Attending special schools Conclusions The Integration Program Reply to the issues raised in part III, paragraph 4, of the list of issues


a. The enrolment and completion rates in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools








b. Number and percentage of dropouts and repetitions

The pupil leaving the education system:



(c) Teacher-pupil ratios

Pre-schools

Reply to the issues raised in part III, paragraph 5, of the list of issues Youth Referred to the Probation Service by the court (2010-2012) Youth Sentenced to Imprisonment and Community Service (2010-2012): The Youth Protection Authority - Institutional substitutes for incarceration Substitute for incarceration “Hashita” Southern Region (male and female adolescents) Arrest and Incarceration by the Israeli Prisons Service (IPS)
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