UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Palestinian children in occupied Gaza staged a protest for their Palestinian peers held in Israeli prisons.
Dozens of children took part in the protest organized by the Vaid Association in front of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) center in Gaza.
In defense of children’s rights held in Israeli prisons, protesters held up banners reading: “Where are the rights of Palestinian children?” and “We are in solidarity with our comrades in Israel’s prisons.”
Vaid Association President Abdullah Kandil said in a speech that “Children detained by Israel are under a serious problem because they are deprived of both the right to education and the right to visit them.”
“What Israel is doing is a war crime,” drew attention Kandil, who has demanded from international human rights organizations to thwart Israel against violations of Palestinian children’s rights.
According to official Palestinian sources, there are 5,000 Palestinians in Israel’s prisons, of which 220 are children and 40 are women.
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