The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates calls for international protection for Palestinian children

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates calls for international protection for Palestinian children

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned , today, Monday, in the strongest terms, the barbaric attack committed by terrorist settler elements on the child Yazan Al-Raji, as they severely beat him, which led to his injury, as part of the Thousands of settlers´ invasion of the town. old city in Hebron.

In its statement, the Ministry affirmed that this assault on the rugby child falls within the framework of the occupation state and its various weapons systematically targeting successive Palestinian generations, including children, as an official Israeli policy aimed at killing Palestinian children, depriving them of the right to life, and chasing them.

According to the reports of many local, Israeli and international human rights organizations and bodies, the Ministry said: “The occupation army and armed settler militia aim to strike Palestinian children and paralyze their ability to create and build a promising future for the Palestinians, whether through continuous random arrest campaigns, as the number of children arrested by the occupation forces since the year 1967 (50) thousand children, about 160 of whom are still in the occupation prisons and are subjected to the worst forms of repression, physical, psychological and moral torture and insults, including the child Ahmed Manasra.

And she continued: "Defense for Children International documented the execution of 49 children who were martyred since the beginning of the year until now, bringing the number of child martyrs since September of the year 2000 until now to 2240 martyrs, in addition to the thousands of injured children who were deliberately killed by the occupation forces and terrorist settler elements.crippling their ability to

move.The Ministry affirmed that the targeting of Palestinian children falls within the framework of the occupation state´s perseverance in perpetuating its occupation and settlement in the land of the State of Palestine, and practicing the worst forms of ethnic cleansing, especially in Jerusalem and in all areas classified as C.

It held the Israeli government fully and directly responsible for its ongoing crimes against Palestinian children and the crimes of the armed settler militia. 

The Ministry follows up these crimes with all international bodies, including the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, members of the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council, and other relevant international and UN bodies.

 And she called for taking the necessary measures to provide protection for the children of Palestine, and to ensure that Israel, the occupying power, is held accountable for its crimes, stressing that international law is an indivisible whole and must be implemented and adhered to, away from double standards or abnormal selectivity.