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UN Expresses Concern for Childrens Rights in Gaza (VIDEO)

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A group of senior UN officials voiced concerns Wednesday for the violation of childrens rights in Gaza, Anadolu reports


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fly bird (26)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 11:39 pm
Hundreds of Palestinian children are arrested and face ill-treatment by Israeli forces each year. (Photo: via Alarabiya)

A group of senior UN officials voiced concerns Wednesday for the violation of children’s rights in Gaza, Anadolu reports.

Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General at a news briefing, said:

“Senior UN humanitarian officials in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have expressed their deep concern for the continued violation of children’s rights in and around the Gaza strip.”

Haq added:

“The senior UN officials describe how children in Gaza continued to be killed and injured.”

Tensions between Israel and Palestine have increased in the past year. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, Israel security forces incarcerated Palestinian children alleged to have committed criminal offenses.

Security forces also questioned children without the knowledge of family members and jailed them alongside adults after their arrests.

Haq mentioned officials noted both Israel and Palestine should be mindful of children’s rights.

Haq said:

“They called on all sides to put children’s rights ahead of any other considerations, and to take immediate steps to alleviate their suffering.”

The officials include Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Palestine, James Heenan, head of the office of the High Commission for Human Rights and Genevive Boutin, UNICEF’s special representative for Palestine.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

fly bird (26)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 11:54 pm
Israel Rejects Travel for Hundreds of Gaza Patients in 2018.
August 4, 2018

At least 769 Palestinian patients have been denied exit from the blockaded Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities, since January, Israeli media reported this week.

The applicants included Palestinians who sought medical treatment for diseases such as cancer.

Israeli authorities cited first-degree relations between the applicants and Hamas members, for denying them exit from the seaside enclave.

Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has groaned under a crippling Israeli blockade that continues to deprive its inhabitants of many essential commodities, including food, fuel, medicine and building materials.

Israeli intelligence has reportedly been exploiting exit permits to blackmail Palestinians for security information, while many others are being detained at Israeli access points despite holding permits.

~ Haaretz/Days of Palestine
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