The Palestinian Ministry of Education stated in a statement on the occasion World Children’s Day “The scenes of killing children and school students in… Gaza strip It has transcended all norms and conventions, as these horrific scenes, broadcast on television and the media, reveal the mentality of the occupation and its continued targeting of education in all governorates of the country.”
“Killed in cold blood”
She added: “There are other scenes taking place in the West Bank governoratesJerusalem From bloodless killings, storming schools, and obstructing the arrival of students and educational staff.”
And in West Bankwhich is not witnessing a war like Gaza, Israel killed 52 children within one month after the outbreak The war on GazaNo month since the beginning of the occupation of the West Bank in 1967 has witnessed the killing of such a large number of children in the West Bank, according to a report by the British Sky News network.
And I was baptized United nations 1954 November 20 of each year is International Children’s Day, as a global occasion “celebrated every year to strengthen international interdependence, raise awareness among the world’s children, and improve their well-being,” according to its website.
The international organization says: World Children’s Day It gives each of us an inspiring jumping-off point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating them into discussions and actions to build a better world for children.
On this day, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989, and states that the countries of the world pledge to protect children and provide the necessary care for their well-being.
More than 22 armed conflicts in the world
But this agreement did not find its way into implementation in the Israeli war on Gaza, like many international laws that remained a dead letter.
The United Nations says that Israeli forces Within weeks of its war on the poor and besieged Gaza Strip, it killed more children than the number of children killed in 22 armed conflicts around the world in 4 years.
For comparison, the Ukrainian government says that 510 Ukrainian children were killed in the war with Russia, but this number fell over the course of 19 months.
According to Palestinian figures, it was hit by gunfire Israeli army More than 30 thousand, 75% of whom are children and women.