السبت، 21 نوفمبر، 2009

Childhood is lost under Gaza siege


" How can I play without freedom ? how can I play with my case is forgotten ? I am a child of the gardens of Palestinian identity, I play with stones and I make wooden weapons . This is my childhood ! take it , It is a gift from me to you " a little girl said on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the child.

So, November 19th marks the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, and November 20th marks The Universal Children's Day. So that , we strongly call upon the global public to work for justice ,peace ,dignity, freedom ,equality , tolerance and solidarity in Palestinian community.


Children have rights to life, play, learn, dream, healthcare and a decent future. However, Palestinian children have been living under strict siege for more than 3 years. they still suffering from ongoing and systematic violence, which effects on every aspects of their growth and development and pushed them towards armed conflicts. Also, they still working under unsafe conditions to make ends meet. In addition, they complaining from malnutrition and anemia resulting from 60 percent of the population living under poverty line according to UN.


On the other hands, collective punishment imposed by Israel against 1,5 million people, the majority of them children and adolescents, so hundreds of them killed or wounded, others, held in Israeli jails. And the rest of them have been suffering from the catastrophic impact of War Cast Lead.


Finally, in a few words, time of banners and posters are over ,we should break the silence , it is the time of real support for Palestinian children, so that I still believing that defending these rights demands real solidarity more than words. So I hope from CRC Committee and States Parties to the CRC to take appropriate measures for effective implementation of the CRC in
Palestine.



By,,, Omar Al- Hawajri
Social activist
Palestine-Gaza

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