Hamas denounces not including Israel in 'List of Shame'

Days of Palestine - Gaza

The Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas" denounced the failure to include the Israeli occupation state in the "list of shame" issued by the United Nations for organizations and countries that violate children's rights in conflict areas.

In a press statement Saturday, Hamas regretted the insistence of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres not to include "Israel" in the annual list issued in his name. However, it bears responsibility for many crimes against Palestinian children, including killing, robbery, imprisonment, kidnapping, and deprivation of many basic rights, and the absence of an impartial and transparent investigation.

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Hamas stated that "Reasonably the latest crimes of the Israeli occupation represented in the killing of 66 children in Gaza during the recent aggression, and the daily scene of killing children and dragging them at the crossings in the West Bank is sufficient alone to include Israel on the 'List of Shame.'

Hamas stressed that this biased position in favor of the Israeli occupation at the expense of justice and the victims' rights not only exempts it from punishment for the crimes it committed but also gives it the green light to continue its crimes and violations of all international laws.

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It called on the Secretary-General to correct this grave mistake, add the name of the Israeli occupation to the list of shame, and even activate all international tools to hold them accountable for their crimes and protect Palestinian children.

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