The Declaration of the Rights of the Child, adopted by the United Nations in1959, states that every child (regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, whether of himself or of his family) shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation (articles 1and 9).
Furthermore, The International Convention on the Rights of the Child, which came into force in 1990, sets out to further protect the rights of children.
The Zionist state has not only neglected the rights of the child, but has imprisoned and used Palestinian children as human shields, and targeted playgrounds and schools. Since its imposition in Palestine in 1948, Israel has killed thousands of Palestinian children, and wounded many more including with serious physical and psychological injuries. Since the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza more than 8000 Palestinian children have been detained and held as prisoners often without charge and subjected
to institutionalized torture, mistreatment and abuse by the occupationwithout protection. As of this moment, there are 236 Palestinian children detained in Israel's prisons.
Please take a moment to write to President Obama and demand that the US administration put a stop, at all costs, to Israel's abuse, mistreatment and torture of Palestine's children. Use the form at
Also please Call the President at 1-202-456-1111 and demand the
administration use its considerable financial and military aid to Israel to end its abuse of the fundamental human rights of Palestine's children.