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June 2, 2015 3:58 pm

Ambassador Power Seeks Removal of Israel From Draft UN List of Children’s Rights Violators

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Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is pushing to get Israel off a UN list of children’s rights violators. Photo: Screenshot.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to remove Israel from the U.N.’s draft list of children’s rights violators, Foreign Policy magazine reported on Monday, citing officials familiar with confidential discussions between both parties.

The soon-to-be-released U.N. document lists government forces, rebel movements, and terrorist organizations accused of violating children’s rights in the midst of conflict.

During the compilation of the list, Human Rights Watch argued that both Israel and Hamas should be included following last summer’s conflict in Gaza.

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  • Isaac Bensussen

    Stop funding the UN. They are a joke.

  • brindley

    Instead inlcude Palestine as a state that violates children’s rights.

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