Child Rights Bulletin

Teenager Abdallah Qassem injured during the Great March of Return

Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights report in the recent Child Rights Bulletin:(for the period 1 September – 30 September 2019):

Key incidents outlined in this LPHR’s Child Rights Bulletin covering September 2019:

Two Palestinian children killed in incidents involving the firing of live ammunition by Israeli forces

359 children injured by Israeli forces in Gaza during the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations, 61 of them by live ammunition and 97 by rubber bullets

At least 26 children displaced following the demolition or seizure of 52 Palestinian owned structures

The key incidents and statistics outlined in this bulletin span a range of violation categories: ‘Fatalities’, ‘Injuries’, ‘Settler Violence’, ‘Arrests and Detention’, ‘Interference against Education’, ‘Displacement and Demolitions’. They are collated from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and local human rights organisations: Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCIP), Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Military Court Watch, B’Tselem, and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).

This bulletin outlines the specific rights of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) that apply to the key incidents affecting Palestinian children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).  As the occupying power, Israel has legal responsibilities under international conventions, including the UNCRC, for the safety, welfare and human rights protection of civilians living in the oPt.

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