Bahar calls on UN to protect Gaza children amid Israeli aggression

[ 06/04/2011 – 02:45 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Ahmed Bahar has called on the United Nations to protect Gaza’s children as Israel has boosted aggression on the Strip for the last two weeks killing many civilians including children.

The statements came as hundreds of children marched waving Palestinian flags and chanting calls for children’s rights to mark Palestinian Child Day on Tuesday, April 5. Staged by the Gaza ministry of sports, youth and culture, the march began in downtown Gaza and took its trail to the PLC headquarters.

”[The symbolic march] is designed to draw attention to the suffering of Palestinian children and to demand the just rights provided by international conventions and human rights laws,” said Ahmed Moheisin, director general of the ministry’s children department.

Bahar, who was present at the event, addressed the need to provide a more secure life to Palestinian children and to lauch more ”ambitious” projects that cater for the ”builders of the future”. He said Palestinian child day is an occassion set to commemorate hope to end all forms of injustice the Palestinian children have suffered during the Israeli aggression.

Gaza minister Mohammed al-Madhoun highlighted a number of projects underway aimed at encouraging children to face the psychological effects of the Israeli aggression.

For their part, the children asked for security and nutrition and end to the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip.

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