despite its grave and repeated violations against children in the occupied Palestinian territories, which included killings, injuries, kidnappings and attacks against schools and hospitals.
HRIA said, in a press statement this afternoon, that the failure of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to include the Israeli occupation state in the list means that the United Nations has chosen not to apply the rules of international law and human rights principles, especially in light of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Relating to the human rights situation in the Palestinian and Arab territories occupied by Israel, which confirmed the killing of 23 children by the Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem
The Palestinian association, which includes 7 human rights institutions, added that the continued failure to add Israel in the list of shame raises the question about the commitment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to prevent the systematic violations committed by the Israeli occupation authorities against the Palestinian children and to stand in the face of its perpetrator. It also reflects the United Nations Secretariat neglecting of the reports of the international institutions and commissions of inquiry that demonstrated the Israeli occupation army’s atrocities against children in the occupied territories
The association referred to the United Nations declaration by Virginia Gamba, the representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children in Armed Conflicts, earlier last year, that “it was possible to include Israel on the list of shame for violators of children’s rights by the end of 2019, due to its attacks against Palestinian children”, stressing that ignoring this reflects the submission of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the pressure exerted by the Israeli occupation authorities and the United States against the UN organizations and organs…