Israel has killed 3 Palestinian minors already this year

30 Jan

A Palestinian child is arrested and blindfolded by Israeli soldiers. (Photo via Twitter)

The Palestine Chronicle, 29 January 2018

Israeli forces have killed three Palestinian minors and detained 52 others since the start of this year, according to the Palestinian Information Ministry.

In a statement on Sunday, the ministry accused Israeli authorities of “escalating assaults against Palestinian children”.

It said Israeli attacks have sharply risen since last month’s decision by US President Donald Trump to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Last year, 17 Palestinian minors were killed and 1,620 others arrested by Israeli forces across the Palestinian lands, the ministry said.

According to the statement, a total of 350 children are still languishing in Israeli prisons.

The Palestinian territories have remained tense since Trump’s decision, which has triggered a worldwide outcry and protests in several countries.

NZ Palestine Solidarity Network calls for a ‘Day of Action’ this Saturday

Saturday 3 February will see a nationwide day of action in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for justice and freedom focussing on the campaign to free all Palestinian children from Israeli prisons and strengthening the international boycott movement and divestment of Apartheid Israel.

The AUCKLAND RALLY will be at the Aotea Square from 2pm. Green MP Marama Davidson will be a guest speaker. Marama was NZ’s rep on the Women’s Boat to Gaza in 2016.

WELLINGTON: 2pm Cuba Street, Sat 3 February

CHRISTCHURCH: 2pm Bridge of Remembrance, Sat 3 February

DUNEDIN: 2pm The Octagon, Sat 3 February.

WHANGAREI: from 7:30am to 10am Water St (opp Growers Market) Sat 3 February.


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