MIL-OSI Translation: The Secretary General includes Israel on the list of countries that violate the rights of children in beloved conflicts

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THOUSAND OSI Translation. Region: Spanish/Latin America/UN –

Source: United Nations – in Spanish 4

Headline: Secretary General includes Israel on the list of countries that violate children’s rights in beloved conflicts

The UN spokesperson reported this Friday that Israel has been included in the list of countries that very seriously violate the rights of children in armed conflicts.

This is the first time that Israel has been included on the list, although last year it had been cited in the report along with Palestine as one of the nations with the highest levels of proven serious violations.

Countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia appear on the list. Last year, the Ukraine conflict was included in the report as one of the most dangerous conflicts for children’s rights, citing Russia for the first time in the report.

At the daily press briefing, Stephan Dujarric explained that the Secretary-General’s annual report on the situation of children in armed conflict will be presented to the Security Council on June 14 and published on June 18.

In response to questions posed by journalists regarding the leak of the report by Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Dujarric confirmed that the Secretary-General’s chief of staff, Courtenay Rattray, telephoned Israel’s permanent representative, Gilad Erdan.

The call was recorded on video by the ambassador who, using social media, published it along with his complaints about Israel’s inclusion in what he called the “blacklist” of countries that violate children’s rights.

“The call was a courtesy granted to the countries that appear for the first time in the annex of the report. It is done to notify those countries and prevent leaks. “The video recording of that phone call from Ambassador Erdan, and the partial publication of that recording on Twitter, is shocking and unacceptable and, frankly, something I have never seen in my 24 years of service to this Organization,” Dujarric said.

Last year’s Secretary-General’s report, prepared by the Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, reported that more than 8,600 minors were killed or maimed in armed conflict scenarios in 2022 and a total of 27,800 rapes were documented. serious crimes against children trapped in war scenarios.

According to data from the Gaza Ministry of Health, the number of children killed by Israeli bombings, attacks and raids that have been identified amounted to 7,797 as of June 5, to which we must add minors among the 12,000 bodies recovered but still unidentified and those found under the rubble, where it is believed that around 10,000 bodies are buried, most of them women and children.

In addition, an estimated 85% of Palestinian children under the age of five suffer from hunger or some form of malnutrition due to the impediments imposed by Israel on the delivery of food. At least 30 children have died of hunger in Gaza, according to authorities sanitary facilities of the Strip.

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