UN Expresses Concern for Children’s Rights in Gaza

A group of senior UN officials voiced concerns Wednesday for the violation of children’s rights in Gaza, Anadolu reports.

Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General at a news briefing, said:

Tensions between Israel and Palestine have increased in the past year. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, Israel security forces incarcerated Palestinian children alleged to have committed criminal offenses.

Security forces also questioned children without the knowledge of family members and jailed them alongside adults after their arrests.

Haq mentioned officials noted both Israel and Palestine should be mindful of children’s rights.

The officials include Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Palestine, James Heenan, head of the office of the High Commission for Human Rights and Genevive Boutin, UNICEF’s special representative for Palestine.

Source: Palestine Chronicle