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Erekat: International community must stop Israeli aggression 'before it is too late'

Erekat: International community must stop Israeli aggression 'before it is too late' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The international community must act quickly and immediately to stop "the current round of Israeli collective punishment and terror attacks against the people of Palestine", Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat said in a statement today.

"We call upon the international community not to turn a blind eye to Israel's exploitation of the incident involving the killing of three Israelis, and to immediately act in order to prevent the consequences that this new Israeli wave of aggression will bring for regional peace and security," Erekat said.

He warned the international community to act quickly "before it is too late".

"Israel's military bombardment of Gaza, the killings, injuries and the statements by Israeli ministers advocating for revenge through aggression and further illegal settlement building are fuelling a very dangerous situation," Erekat warned.

The senior official went on to describe how Israeli forces and "armed settlers have terrorised thousands of Palestinians", including Mohammad Abu Khdeir, calling for a UN investigation into his murder saying: "Criminals should be prosecuted".

He blamed the escalation of violence and the revenge attacks by settlers on "years of impunity granted by the State of Israel to its soldiers and settlers in their daily crimes against the Palestinian people".

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Detention Bulletin - Issue 38 - February 2013 | Defence for Children International Palestine

Detention Bulletin - Issue 38 - February 2013 | Defence for Children International Palestine | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

February registered the highest number of Palestinian children – totaling 236 – imprisoned and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system since October 2010. Among them were 39 children between the ages of 12 and 15, a 25.8 percent increase from January. A total of141children (59 percent) were held in detention facilities inside Israel in violation of international humanitarian law. Also, UNICEF released a report that highlights the widespread ill-treatment of children under Israeli detention.

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Song from Palestinian girl to the world

[ The sentiments expressed here are just as ardently held by the Jews.......THIS is the greatest argument for the 2 state solution!   A solution and boundaries that respect both party's religions, ethnicities, and rights! ]

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Palestinian children tortured, used as shields by Israel: U.N.

A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli forces on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.

Palestinian children in the Gaza and the West Bank, captured by Israel in the 1967 war, are routinely denied registration of their birth and access to health care, decent schools and clean water, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said.

"Palestinian children arrested by (Israeli) military and police are systematically subject to degrading treatment, and often to acts of torture, are interrogated in Hebrew, a language they did not understand, and sign confessions in Hebrew in order to be released," it said in a report......

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