UN Children’s day – Protect Palestinian children.
Below, the press release from CADFA youth links team:
Today is UN Children’s day and the CADFA youth links team have recognised it by organising a demonstration/protest. The day acknowledges universal children’s Human Rights, the right to education and the right to family life.
Since 1st October 2015, 17 children have been killed in Palestine and many injured by the Israeli army. 2,500 have to go through at least one checkpoint a day on their journey to school. Palestinian children’s education is often disrupted by tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers and 133 children have been arrested since 1st October. CADFA youth links team are calling out for protection of the Palestinian children and the rights they are entitled to.
The youth links team work together to build friendship links between British and Palestinian young people as well as promoting Human Rights and International Law in Palestine. CADFA hold exchange visits where Palestinian children are given the opportunity to share their own experiences and stories. The group’s aim is to inform and educate people about the abuse of Human Rights in Palestine. The team’s blog is youthcadfa.blogspot.co.uk or you can contact CADFA on Facebook or twitter CADFA (Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association)