[News] Israel Killed 1300 Palestinian Children Since 2000

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UN Special Rapporteur: Israel Killed 1300 Palestinian Children Since 2000

03.05.11 - 13:33

Amman – PNN - The UN Special Rapporteur on the 
situation of human rights in the Palestinian 
territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, 
announced a new report documenting 1300 
Palestinian children killed by Israel since 2000.

Falk announcement came during a press conference 
he held in the Jordanian Capital Amman on Monday 
night. Falk noted in his report that in 2010 
Israeli army gunfire and shelling targeting the Gaza Strip killed 17 children.

The UN Special Rapporteur is visiting the region 
until 3 May. His visits included Egypt and 
Jordan, during which Falk  meet officials, human 
rights defenders, UN agencies and civil society 
organizations working in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The Government of Israel has not responded to 
repeated requests from the Special Rapporteur for 
access to the occupied Palestinian territory. Due 
to the prevailing security situation in Gaza, the 
Special Rapporteur has been forced to cancel his 
visit to Gaza as part of this mission. The UN 
announced that he plans to visit Gaza later in 2011.

Since his appointment in May 2008, the Government 
of Israel has not cooperated with Mr. Falk’s 
attempts to carry out field missions to the 
occupied Palestinian territory, thereby impeding 
his ability to fulfill the mandate given to him 
by the Human Rights Council. On 14 December 2008, 
upon arrival in Israel, the Special Rapporteur 
was denied entry into Israel, detained, interrogated and subsequently deported.

Sources: UN & Al-Qudes net.

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