Children find work on Gaza bomb sites

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Maan News Agency – Nov 18, 2011

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — After a decade of intifada, siege and war, the Gaza Strip has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, and many families with no source of income now send their children to work.

Recently, children have been recruited to collect scrap metal from bombsites after Israeli airstrikes on the coastal strip.

Children are considered more daring, less demanding and cheaper than adult workers, a Ma’an correspondent explained.

Ma’an spoke to Muhammad, a child worker, as he collected iron from the remnants of a naval police station in Beit Lahiya which Israeli forces flattened in an airstrike early Monday morning.

“My father sent me to collect iron. My friend and I go out from the morning to collect all the iron we can and we sell it for a merchant for 15-20 shekels ($4-5).”

“What tires me the most is when the iron is lodged underground. My friend and I tried to pull it and finally I fell and became dirty.”

Unions in Gaza strictly prohibit the use of child labor, and refuse licenses to any businesses that exploit children.

Khader Shanyora, executive manager of the general union of Palestinian industries in Gaza, explained that children provided the sole income in some families, particularly if their fathers were killed.

But the iron they collect loses 50-60 percent of its strength in the recycling process, Shanyora noted, adding that it must be tested before being used in construction.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, 38.4 percent of children in Gaza suffered from poverty in 2010.

Source and more at the Maan News Agency

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

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Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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