maandag 24 januari 2011

Arbeidsomstandigheden in Gaza: Israel schiet op werkende kinderen

Een rapportage van DCI-P (Defence for Children International - Palestine) vermeldt het door Israel doelbewust schieten op werkende kinderen, een wel heel bijzondere actie tegen kinderarbeid.

David S Halpin FRCS rapporteert:

The Methodical Shooting of Boys at Work in Gaza, 23-1-2011

The deliberate injury of the limbs of 23 boys by high velocity weapons has been logged and described by Defence for Children International – Palestine Branch (DCI-P) since March 2010. (1) Some of the facts have been published in national newspapers. These barbarous acts contravene international and national law but there are no judicial responses. The caring professions see the physical and mental pain of those who suffer and they should be in the vanguard in calling for this great cruelty to cease forthwith. Political leaders have failed to act. The Geneva Conventions Act 1957, which is of central importance in holding war criminals to account in the jurisdiction of the UK, is being emasculated.

... The shooting to wound and kill Palestinians is relentless. DCI-P notes that according to a UN study, between January 2009 and August 2010, at least 22 Palestinian civilians in Gaza have been killed and 146 injured in the arbitrary live fire zone adjacent to the border with Israel and imposed at sea. At least 27 of these civilians were children. It also notes that the targeting of civilians is absolutely prohibited under international law, regardless of circumstances. ....

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