By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
Children are the future hope of every society, and in accordance with human nature, are shown utmost love, affection, and protection, not just by their parents and family elders, but also by the administration of the land where they live, with the laws emphasizing their proper grooming and education.
Alas, the children of Palestine are deprived of this humanitarian privilege, because their homeland is under occupation of the savage east European Zionists, who subject the sons of the soil, including minors, to all sorts of atrocities.
In view of these brutalities, the UN had designated April 5 as Palestine Children’s Day in order to focus on their plight and to make sure that their rights are observed, even by the occupiers.
The Israelis, however, are beasts. More properly they are wolves in human clothing who have no sympathy for the Palestinian children, who continue to be treated in the most inhuman manner, on the slightest pretext.
It is but naturel of children, of every society or country, to assist their elders and to protest the oppression to which their parents and kinsmen are subjected, including destruction of homes and hearths, and denial of all basic rights.
The children of Palestine, whenever they join their elders in voicing protest against their tormentors are singled out for the most brutal treatment that includes arrest, imprisonment, torture, and even death.
It is rather unfortunate of the UN and international agencies to turn a blind eye to the persecution of the Palestinian children by the illegal Zionist entity.
On Monday, while marking Palestine Children’s Day, the Palestine Prisoners’ Club revealed that there are 140 Palestinian children in Israel jails.
According to the Defence for Children International-Palestine, every year between 500 and 700 Palestinian children are prosecuted by Israel in military courts.
Until the end of March 2021, human rights groups have counted 230 Palestinian children detained by the Zionists, mostly in the occupied Islamic city of Bayt al-Moqaddas, where Israel is carrying out intensive efforts to try to change the Arab-Islamic identity of the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque and the adjoining Palestinian quarters.
It is now a common occurrence for the illegal Jewish migrants from around the world to harass young Palestinian children, beat them, kidnap them, and hand them over to the Zionist armed forces in violation of international law.
The irony is that the oil-rich Persian Gulf regimes, which have made a beeline for open diplomatic and other cordial ties with the occupiers of Islam’s former qibla (direction of prayer), are the least concerned about the situation of the oppressed Palestinian people, including the plight of the Palestinian children.
The alarming situation warrants coordinated efforts by all conscientious people and human rights organizations around the world, especially of Muslim countries, to rally to the cause of the Palestinian children, as an Islamic duty, since the notorious child-killer regime of Benjamin Netanyahu is devoid of any human tendencies and is protected by the US, which itself is a major violator of the rights of children, as is evident by the inhuman treatment of the children of migrants from Latin American countries.