Saturday, January 06, 2007

Palestinian Children- Music Video

Warning this video contains graphic images of injured and murdered children

It depresses me how Palestinian children, or any other child in war zones, famines etc lose their innocence at such a young age.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees the fundamental rights of all children. Israel signed and ratified this agreement in October 1991.However, according to the Palestine Monitor, between September 2000 and July 2006, 783 Palestinian children under the age of 18 have been killed by the Israeli army and Israeli settlers. ...

This figure is almost 22% of the total number of Palestinians killed in that time.According to the Palestinian health ministry, 2,660 Palestinian children have been permanently disabled due to Israeli attacks in the same period.Unicef has said that 123 Palestinian children have been killed in 2006, which is more than double the 2005 figure.

In Gaza alone, 103 children have been killed.Dan Rohrmann, Unicef's special representative in the occupied Palestinian territory, said: "This has been a tragic year for Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank."It's been one of the deadliest years that we have.

By OhhHoney

Music:Pet Shop Boys - Numb [acapella]

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