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Betty McCollum calls for human rights for Palestinian children

Jun 5 2015 / 2:09 pm

Congressional Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minn) is calling on her colleagues to join her “in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the Department of State to make the human rights of Palestinian children a priority in our bilateral relationship with Israel.”

Over the past decade, at least 7,000 Palestinian children living in the Occupied West Bank have been subject to ill-treatment by Israeli occupation authorities.   They are arrested and detained in a military system that denies them their human rights. This was the subject of a detailed analysis by UNICEF in 2013. For more information on this issue, see:   Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child.

In her letter, McCollum also included three news reports about Israeli violence against Palestinian children, including an American citizen beaten severely by an Israeli officer and a seven-year-old boy arrested by Israeli forces.



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