Hundreds of Palestinian children are arrested and face ill-treatment
by Israeli forces each year. (Photo: via Alarabiya)
A number of human rights groups have urged the UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres to add Israel and its army to a blacklist of entities and countries that have committed grave violations against children because of its treatment of Palestinian children.
“Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict,” a global network of NGOs that strives to end violations against children in armed conflicts, released its annual report ahead of the UN’s release of its annual report on children and armed conflicts, the PIC reported.
“The new secretary-general has an opportunity to send a clear message to all member states that a party to conflict is listed for one reason alone, a pattern of documented, United Nations-verified evidence of grave violations against children,” Dragica Mikavica, advocacy officer for the organization, s...
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