Palestine urges UN to add Israel to ‘list of shame’ for violating children’s rights

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh urged the UN chief to place Israel on the blacklist of countries that violate children's rights.

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On Monday, the Palestinian Prime Minister pled to the UN that Israel should be added to the ‘list of shame’ of violators of children’s rights.

At a weekly cabinet summit in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to place Israel on the ‘list of shame’.

“Israel has never stopped killing our children,” he said, adding that the latest victim was a 16-year-old boy killed by the Israeli army on June 17.

Shtayyeh also demanded Guterres to involve the “occupier state” in the blacklist of countries and groups that violate children’s rights. “Israel must be held accountable for its crimes,” he stated.

On May 21, an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ended 11 days of unrest between Israel and Palestinian groups in Gaza, namely Hamas.

The 11-day Israeli attacks in Gaza and the West Bank killed at least 289 people, including women and children, and left behind a trail of destruction. Healthcare centers and media offices, as well as schools, were among the structures targeted, the most notable being an apartment hosting the offices of major media outlets such as Al Jazeera.

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