Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – The Palestinian Authority, the BDS movement, and activists around the world condemned the exclusion of Israel from the UN Secretary General’s annual “list of shame.” The list includes parties and states who recruit and use children, kill and maim them, commit sexual violence against them, or attack schools and hospitals
The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in a statement on Tuesday, June 27, condemned UN Secretary General António Guterres’ failure to include Israel in his annual “list of shame” despite acknowledging its widespread crimes against children in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The statement notes that Guterres “has ignored the call from numerous human rights groups and refused to add Israel’s occupation army to the list” of parties endangering children in “armed conflict.”
Guterres submitted this year’s report to the UN Security Council on June 22. It includes parties who recruit and use children, kill and maim them, commit sexual violence against them, or attack schools and hospitals. It also lists countries and parties which hamper disbursal of aid to children in any way.
Palestinian Authority also questioned the exclusion of Israel from the list.
More than 2,270 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli forces in all the occupied territories since 2000, according to DCI-P. Thousands others have been injured or maimed.