News ID: 115807
Publish Date : 07 June 2023 - 22:53

NEW YORK (Dispatches) – The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations has called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to add the Zionist regime to the list of parties liable for grave violations against children.
Riyad Mansour made the plea at the international conference on protecting children in armed conflict, which was held in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
He said adding the occupying regime to the UN’s annual “list of shame,” which includes governments and armed groups that commit grave abuses against children, will act as a deterrence.
The envoy further urged UN member states to support the moral, political and legal measure against the Zionist regime, saying it is a necessary and important step towards protecting children during conflicts.
Those included in the blacklist may be subject to Security Council sanctions for their violations and must sign and implement a UN action plan to end their violations in order to be removed from the list.
Also in his remarks, Mansour predicted that 2023 would be deadlier than the previous year, citing the killing of more than 20 Palestinian children by Zionist troops in the occupied West Bank.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has called 2022 the deadliest year for the Palestinians in the West Bank since 2006, with over 40 slain Palestinian children.
On Monday, three-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammed al-Tamimi died in hospital, four days after he was shot in the head by Zionist troops during a raid in the village of Nabi Saleh, near the city of Ramallah.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the occupying regime for shooting dead the Palestinian toddler in the occupied West Bank, demanding an independent international investigation into the crime.
The OIC “has condemned the continuing crimes perpetrated by the Israeli occupation forces, the latest of which was the heinous crime that claimed the life of the two-year-old Palestinian child, Mohammed al-Tamimi, who was shot in the head,” read a statement by the 57-member intergovernmental organization on Tuesday.
The Jeddah-based organization also stressed that it “considers that this crime is one in a series of continued Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, including children, with no less than 28 children having been martyred at the hands of the Israeli occupation since the beginning of this year.”
The OIC further called for opening “an independent international investigation into this crime.”

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